Blogtober 2019 · Reviews

BLOGTOBER DAY 21: Lock Every Door by Riley Sager // Review

Title: Lock Every Door by Riley Sager

Rating: ★★★★★

Release: 25th July 2019

Synopsis: You’ve been offered a luxury apartment, rent free. The catch: you may not live long enough to enjoy it… 
No visitors. No nights spent away from the apartment. No disturbing the other residents. These are the only rules for Jules Larson’s new job as apartment sitter for an elusive resident of the Bartholomew, one of Manhattan’s most high-profile private buildings and home to the super rich and famous. Recently heartbroken and practically homeless, Jules accepts the terms, ready to leave her past life behind. Out of place among the extremely wealthy, Jules finds herself pulled toward other apartment sitter Ingrid. But Ingrid confides that the Bartholomew is not what it seems and the dark history hidden beneath its gleaming facade is starting to frighten her. Jules brushes it off as a harmless ghost story – but the next day, her new friend has vanished. And then Jules discovers that Ingrid is not the first temporary resident to go missing…

It seems too good to be true; a luxurious apartment, more money than you could ever imagine, and the only thing you need to do? Stay there for 3 months. The only downside? People are disappearing and you might be next…

I’ve read previous Riley Sager books and loved them, so I was super hyped for this one too, and it did not let me down. This book completely blew my mind, it was incredible.

The story itself was so captivating and had so many opportunities to make me feel scared, or creeped and I tell you – Riley took all of those opportunities and made them feel incredibly real. The writing style left me on the edge of my seat the entire way through the book – the tension and pacing was done so well that I didn’t want to put it down at all.

There were so many characters in the story that all played such important parts and had such unique qualities. I never knew who to trust, who was genuinely nice, or who was out to get Jules. The way that each person played into the story so well, and developed the narrative into the creepy setting of the apartment block was just brilliant.

The ending was fantastic and I genuinely never ever saw it coming. I knew there was something off about what was going on but did I expect that? Not even slightly. I loved how all the loose ends were tied together, and how Riley even explained the after effects of the events. Not many thrillers show what happens after the drama is over, but I loved this little aspect.

This book was so action packed, and Jules was one of the best characters I’ve ever read. She was so real, and in awful situations made the decisions anyone would. I cannot recommend this book enough.

You can buy Lock Every Door on Amazon UK here (Amazon Affiliate Link)!

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