Lock Every Door
Score: 4/5 Bookmarks
Lock Every Door by Riley Sager
I found the main character, Jules, a little weak at first which really annoyed me, but she grows in fortitude and intelligence which redeemed her in my eyes.
The story is definitely a page-turner and it had a twist at the end which I did not see coming. Often I find I can work out the ending pretty early on, with thrillers or suspenses, which is why I don’t read them often, I get bored. But Lock Every Door kept me guessing all the way through which was delightful.
There are also nice touches of history, architecture and New York City, which are all things I love, so I appreciated them being woven into Lock Every Door.
I don’t want to give away too much of the story, so I won’t say any more, but if you’re looking for an intriguing, well-paced read this summer I definitely recommend grabbing yourself a copy of this book!
No visitors. No nights spent away from the apartment. No disturbing the other residents, all of whom are rich or famous or both. These are the only rules for Jules Larsen's new job as an apartment sitter at the Bartholomew, one of Manhattan's most high-profile and mysterious buildings. Recently heartbroken and just plain broke, Jules is taken in by the splendor of her surroundings and accepts the terms, ready to leave her past life behind.
As she gets to know the residents and staff of the Bartholomew, Jules finds herself drawn to fellow apartment sitter Ingrid, who comfortingly, disturbingly reminds her of the sister she lost eight years ago. When 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 . . . until the next day, when Ingrid disappears.
Searching for the truth about Ingrid's disappearance, Jules digs deeper into the Bartholomew's dark past and into the secrets kept within its walls. Her discovery that Ingrid is not the first apartment sitter to go missing at the Bartholomew pits Jules against the clock as she races to unmask a killer, expose the building's hidden past, and escape the Bartholomew before her temporary status becomes permanent.