- Read Date: October 22, 2019
- Rating: 4/5
- Format: Print Book, Book of the Month Edition
Jules is just about alone in this world. Her parents have died and her only sister ran away from home in Jules’ youth, she’s recently lost a job and a boyfriend, and she is, for all intents and purposes, alone. When she stumbles upon an ad for an apartment sitter in an infamous Upper West Side apartment building, she can’t help but inquire. The pièce de résistance? The apartment building in question just so happens to be the setting of Jules’s favorite novel of all time– a novel that keeps her connected to her missing sister and best friend. When Jules arrives at the Bartholomew, the deal is a little sweeter than she anticipated (read: the weekly stipend is LARGE!), but it comes with a set of strict and strange rules, as well…
As her apartment-sitting tenure progresses, Jules discovers harrowing tales of the Bartholomew’s past and of former apartment sitters whose stays ended abruptly, and as she digs into these mysteries, she discovers something that will haunt her forever.
It’s always tricky to review a thriller or suspense novel without giving too much away, so you’ll have to take my word that the plot is captivating, the pacing is enthralling, and Jules’ voice is so clearly defined. And, of course, who doesn’t love a reveal that you certainly did NOT see coming?! While there were a few elements I was able to predict– but let’s be honest, how proud am I of myself for correctly deducing things??– Lock Every Door wraps up in a whirlwind of discovery that will leave a satisfying tingle on your arms and spine. Sager’s novel is deliciously creepy, unsettling, and so satisfying.
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