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Lock Every Door

4.15  ·  Rating details ·  103 ratings  ·  39 reviews
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 surr ...more
Hardcover, 384 pages
Expected publication: July 2nd 2019 by Dutton Books
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Chelsea Humphrey
So the cover reveal dropped yesterday, and I gotta say, I'm a huge fan of how well all of Sager's books coordinate on my shelf. Come on July!!!
ELLIAS (elliasreads)
Nov 09, 2018 marked it as to-read
Shelves: thriller-to-read


But it is not just about the cover. The synopsis also sounds incredible. Counting down the days for this release!
Sherri Thacker
The book starts out with Jules in the hospital and it goes back and forth from why she’s in the hospital to being a tenant in one of Manhattan’s creepiest buildings, the Bartholomew building. Jules is down on her luck and she gets the chance of a lifetime, to “apartment sit” for 3 months. Of course she takes the “job”. She needs the money! It grabbed me from the first page! Getting to know all the residents who live there Ingrid, Dr Nick, Marianne and lots of ghostly noises. Creepy, riveting... ...more
Kaylie (
Oh my lanta. This went much more dark side than Sagers previous books, and I AM TOTALLY HERE FOR IT. I absolutely demolished this book - in less than 12 hours if I’m being completely honest. Also, this is going to be so difficult to review/discuss with spoilers, so I’ll just say this: some was predictable, some most definitely was not. The whole book? Utterly addictive and I’m still firm in my decision to read rather than sleep.
Full review to come later!
Thank you to the publisher for my review c
Stacey Camp
Mar 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
**5++ Stars**

Jules has a dark past, one from which she has been running since she lost everyone and everything that mattered to her in her life. When she is laid off from her job and catches her boyfriend cheating on her, she finds herself broke without a place to live.

But then an amazing job opportunity appears in the local newspaper, one that Jules can't believe is real. The job involves housesitting a posh loft in Bartholomew, a historic building in a very upscale neighborhood. What's even mo
Laura Peden
Mar 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Thank you NetGalley for providing me with an early copy of Lock Every Door for an honest review! I’ve now read all of Riley Sager’s novels & I have to say this one is my favorite so far. You can always count on a strong female character that kicks serious butt from this author! Jules has suffered so much loss in her life, that when she gets the opportunity to apartment-sit a multimillion dollar unit in the infamous Bartholomew building in
Manhattan & $12,000 cash, she grabs it. However,
Nov 17, 2018 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
I will read anything this man writes.
Christina McDonald
Addictive. Creepy. Pulse-poundingly perfect. Riley Sager’s writing is so crisp compelling and unique, and he knows how to write to impress. Lock Every Door is really a study in flawless storytelling, with numerous plot twists, creepy characters and atmospheric writing galore. But it’s also a study on how to write a really, really good character. Jules was realistic, lifelike and convincing, and I rooted for her every step of the way.

Jules is pretty down and out on luck after she loses her job, c
Laura/Mystery in Minutes
I MUST read this!
LOVE the cover!
Jillian Doherty
Jan 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Nov 15, 2018 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2019-tbr
Another Riley Sager book, y'all!

I have yet to read The Last Time I Lied but Final Girls left an impression on me, so I'm looking forward to this one!
Courtney Haney
Mar 20, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
In true Riley Sager fashion, Lock Every Door is thrilling in every sense of the word. Gripping and electrifying, I could not put this one down!

I would also like to mention that this is the first time I was able to figure out the “villain(s)” in a Sager novel before it was revealed. Third times the charm I guess 😅


Jules Larsen has had a tough go but she just landed her dream job; a three month stint as an apartment sitter at the infamous Bartholomew. The jobs pays $12,000 and all Jules n
Stephanie Gillespie
Thank you so much to Dutton, and NetGalley for an advanced copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Feb 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I can not thank Netgalley enough for granting me a review copy of this book. I have been a fan of Riley Sager since his first novel Final Girls and I was even more impressed with The Last Time I Lied. Lock Every Door absolutely did not disappoint. Sager has quickly taken the spot of my favorite author and I can’t not wait for him to write more. LED has an engaging plot, interesting characters and great.....well everything. What I enjoy about Sager more than anything is his ability to nearly blin ...more
Feb 25, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
literally anything I say would be a spoiler, so here's my face from the last ~75 pages:

thanks NetGalley for the ARC!
Feb 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
More coherent review to come when I finally dislodge that knot of fear from my chest caused by the last 150 pages.
Missy Ansell
Dec 08, 2018 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2019, horror
My birthday book!
Anna Luce
★★★✰✰ 3 stars

This is the book equivalent of popcorn. If you are looking for a gripping plot-driven story, look no further.

I think that the best thing about Lock Every Door is that it is an entertaining read. The action takes place over the course of a few days which gives the plot a really engrossing edge.
That being said (or written) I don't think that this book is a deep or thought-provoking mystery/thriller. I thought it was a lot of fun and I did find the story suspenseful but the writing it
Jamie G
Feb 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Thank you @Duttonbooks and @penguinbooks for sending me this ARC and allowing me to review “Lock Every Door.”

WOW… what a wild, satisfying read! I didn’t think it was possible for Riley Sager to surpass expectations after reading his first two novels “Final Girls” and “The Last Time I Lied” but he has set the bar high, once again.

Jules Larsen stumbles upon the opportunity of a lifetime: a job as an apartment sitter at a luxurious building in New York. She will receive a generous stipend in exchan
Caro Herrera
Mar 21, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is hands down my favorite Riley Sager book! I know Final Girls is being turned into a movie, but I would LOVE to see Lock Every Door turned into a movie as well. The scenes in this book would be amazing on the screen. There is just so much to pull from! It reminded me just a little bit of Single White Female (which to this day remains one of my favorite scary movies) with just a pinch of The Shining.

-Creepy high end old hotel? Check.
-Creepy basement scenes? Check.
-Dumbwaiter which obviously
Mar 19, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book is so far fetched but was VERY enjoyable to read. I couldn’t turn the pages fast enough. I loved Riley’s last book “The Last Time I Lied” and am definitely going to read “Final Girls” while I wait for my next RS fix!
4.5 // dang that SWERVE 😳 wasn’t expecting that at all
Casey Frank
Mar 15, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I so appreciate that after Riley Sager's first two books you know there's going to be a great twist to the tale, and that you likely won't see it coming.

Initially I was drawn to this book based on the author alone, but then I was also intrigued by the setting of a creepy, elite residence in the Upper West Side. I worked in the UWS just a few blocks from this fictional building for years and loved feeling like I got to return to this swanky park-adjacent neighborhood in such a fun and creepy way
Mar 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Thank you Netgalley for the opportunity to preview Lock Every Door by Riley Sager. I have read all of Riley Sager's books - This is the best. I was instantly hooked by the end of the first chapter. This is eerie, dark, vivid, and haunting. I couldn't help but feel reminents of Rosemary''s Baby as one of the main characters in this book is a building - The Baltimore, in the heart of NY City.
The story begins with a young woman who has been in an accident - and she is terrified. She knows she has b
Joy zabel
Mar 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Thank you NetGalley for providing me with an advanced reader's copy of Lock Every Door in exchange for an honest review! As with every Riley Sager novel because I have read them all, this quite literally gave me all the feels. The writing style is such that you feel like you are in the Bartholomew, which is not a place you want to stay for very long. Jules is an everyday girl just like me down on her luck, so when she gets the opportunity to be an apartment sitter at the infamous and luxurious B ...more
Mar 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
"One time is an anomaly. Two times is a coincidence. Three times is proof."

After living with constant loss throughout her life, Jules is willing to put up with anything to make ends meet. Well...almost anything.

Honestly, whatever I string together to describe how thrillingly wonderful (is that even a word?) this book is would be putting it lightly. The sheer talent Riley Sager has of developing characters that bring such unique plots to life is truly a skill to be envied. I have to admit, this
Cindy Bokma
Feb 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was my favorite book from the author. I didn't want it to end! This is everything you want a thriller to be- creepy, fun, sinister, mysterious. I read it quickly, glued to every twist and turn. I love that we haven't seen this plot a million times before.

Due out this summer, you won't want to miss it!
Megan Alabaugh
Mar 04, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is my second Riley Sager novel and I’m definitely a fan. I loved the old New York building, which was as much a character as it was the setting. This one is a slow burn full of misleading twists and turns and a shocking conclusion.
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Riley Sager is the award-winning pseudonym of a former journalist, editor and graphic designer who previously published mysteries under his real name.

Now a full-time author, Riley's first thriller, FINAL GIRLS, became a national and international bestseller and was called "the first great thriller of 2017" by Stephen King. Translation rights have been sold in more than two dozen countries and a f