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Lock Every Door

4.16  ·  Rating details ·  4,718 ratings  ·  1,382 reviews
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
Hardcover, 384 pages
Expected publication: July 25th 2019 by Ebury Press (Fiction) (first published July 2nd 2019)
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Chelsea Humphrey
Oct 31, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Chelsea by: Dutton
"It certainly doesn't feel cursed. Or haunted. Or any other menacing label you could put on an apartment building. It's comfortable, spacious and, other than the wallpaper, nicely decorated. It's easy to see why Nick and Greta choose to live here. I would certainly stay longer than three months if I could afford to. Which makes it all the stranger that Ingrid chose to leave."

Muahahahaha. Mr. "Sager" has done it again folks. I'm always wary picking up the forecasted blockbusters of the year, but
j e w e l s
game-of-thrones-fontYou know what that means, don’t you?

Writer Riley Sager OWNS July. For the third year in a row, Sager is set to drop another stunning thriller in July. As a die-hard Sager fan, I’m here to tell you it may just be his best yet! MERRY CHRISTMAS TO YOU. IN JULY.🎄

I don’t know how Riley Sager does it. Every book is better than his last! Lock Every Door is buttoned up tight and in ship shape, spic-n-span order for your thrilling pleasure!

As in Final Girls and The Last
Holly  B
Is it over-the-top craziness?.... yep

Is it addictive and entertaining?... absolutely!

Did I feel like I was right next to Jules with my heart-pounding along with her?.... I was practically holding her hand!

Who is Jules, you might ask? She is the ever so curious protagonist who becomes an amateur sleuth when her stay at the ever so famous Bartholomew Apartment building begins to uncover its unsettling past. The buildings deep, dark secrets begin to surface, bubbling over. It's Gothic structu

After losing her job and her live-in boyfriend in one day, Jules feels like a lost soul. Crashing on her best friend's couch, she can't believe she has come so low so quickly.

She is determined to get back on her feet, whatever it takes, and just like that an opportunity falls in her lap. Well, not literally, she actually finds opportunity in the classifieds section. Apartment Sitter Wanted.

The Bartholomew is one of the most prestigious apartment buildings in New York
Jun 26, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2019

My thoughts in a nutshell
I had high hopes for this one, and it doesn't live up to my expectation. I'm not saying that it was a bad book, but it isn't a 5 stars read like his other book (The Last Time I Lied). I still like it.

The story is about…
Skip over this point if you don't like the sneak peek.
... an old apartment where strange things start to happen.
No visitors. Too strict rules. People have gone missing. It is a nightmare.
Jules Larsen's new job is in here. She will be an apartment sitt
Larry H
Apr 09, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
3.5 stars.

You know the old saying if it seems too good to be true, it probably is? Well, that's something that Jules Larsen should have thought of when she accepted an assignment as an apartment sitter at one of the oldest and most exclusive NYC apartment buildings, the Bartholomew.

Jules is between jobs and, because her relationship with her boyfriend just ended, between apartments. The Bartholomew was the setting of her favorite book from childhood, so the thought of living in those glamorous,
Katie B
Loved it! I had high hopes for this one because I have liked the author's other novels and I honestly think this is his best one yet. I literally had an out loud "ha" type moment when everything was revealed towards the end. It was just this bizarre combination of being simple but yet clever. I really enjoyed this one and I hope others have fun with it as well.

Jules Larsen needs money so she accepts a job as an apartment sitter at the high-profile Bartholomew building in NYC. The pay is amazing
me: *has the constant anxiety of unlocked doors*

this book: "Lock Every Door"

me: :') that's my type of book :')
Jun 26, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley, buddy-read
Jules Larsen is down on her luck. She just lost her job and her boyfriend all in one day. Now, with no new jobs on the horizon, staying on her friends couch may be more permanent than she anticipated.

That is, until the opportunity of a lifetime falls into her lap! Stay at the Bartholomew apartment building in New York City. One of the most famous landmarks with a dark, mysterious history behind it. And…She’ll be paid twelve thousand dollars to apartment sit! Seriously! How could she say no!?

Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader
I read my first Riley Sager book! I read my first Riley Sager book! ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

Jules Larsen is an apartment sitter at the Bartholomew, a big-deal property in Manhattan. Oh, and the Bartholomew is rather mysterious on top of it.

There are rules, though, and Jules is ok with them because she’s overwhelmed with the potential this job offers, as well as the beautiful building itself. The rules: nobody can visit. She has to spend every night there. She cannot “bother” any of the other residents.

Susanne  Strong
3.25 Stars.

Apartment Sitting Gone Wrong. Very Very Wrong.

Imagine, being given the opportunity to apartment sit, AND be paid for it. $4k a month for 3 months. In Manhattan. You heard that right! That’s $12k for 3 months. Sounds like a dream right? Except there’s a catch. Of course there is. There are rules. No guests. No leaving the apartment overnight. No taking photos of the place OR of you and posting them online. Oh and of course, the Bartholomew has a history. A bad history. Still intrigu
May 15, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Ho. Lee. Chit.

What a page-turner. I found myself awake until the sun came up, frantically turning the pages to get to the end because ...


I LOOOOOVED Final Girls. That may be because I have a special connection to it that I'm positive nobody cares about but either way, I thought it was superb.

I LIKED The Last Time I Lied.

I LOATHED everytime I had to pick up Lock Every Door.

Much like Sager's previous works, this is a slow burn, taking it's time leading you to a
Jun 15, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Riley Sager writes a wonderfully atmospheric, well plotted, compulsive chiller of a thriller with overtones of horror. Jules Larsen's life is a desperate mess, she no longer has a job or a home, is in dire financial straits and heartbroken after the end of a relationship. So when she is offered the opportunity to become an apartment sitter at the exclusive and gothic Bartholomew, the home of the rich and famous in Manhattan, she grabs it. So there are strict rules, no visitors, no sharing on soc ...more
Alright, Riley Sager you won me back in your good graces. Back in 2017, Mr. Sager jumped right onto the scene with his first thriller Final Girls blowing up the charts and becoming an international bestseller. I was sold after reading Final Girls and knew that Riley Sager was going to become a household name for thriller readers. Sadly, Sager's second book The Last Time I Lied fell flat for me, and left me thinking, "Will Riley Sager become a one-hit wonder?" Well ladies and gents, that question ...more
Just when I’d given up hope on finding a fun summer thriller, along comes this book!

Jules is having a string of bad luck and finds herself without a home and job, little money in her bank account, and no family to lean on for support. She answers an ad for an apartment sitter at The Bartholomew, an exclusive luxurious apartment building in NYC. The pay to stay in this fancy apartment? $1K a week. She can’t believe her stroke of good luck when she is hired. Apparently Jules forgot the adage that

ARC acquired at Book Expo in exchange for an honest review.

Holy moly, Lock Every Door is going to be adapted!

This was really fun! RTC! <3

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Buddy read with Becky & Madison Mary! ❤
Mackenzie - PhDiva Books
Riley Sager continues to dominate the thriller genre with each new book, and this one is certainly no exception!!! I am bubbling with excitement over this sinister and twisty read—he is a master of suspense!!!

I read Lock Every Door in a single day—a very RARE occurrence for me. Another incredible thriller that I promise you will be a best seller this summer. It should be on EVERY must-read summer thriller list, in my opinion--it is THAT good. And it is so unique—I can’t think of another thriller
ELLIAS (elliasreads)


UPDATE : JULY 9th, 2019.


H O L Y S H I T.

It’s 5 AM.

I have to be up in a couple hours for work. But I don’t care. This book took a 180 turn and it was so unexpected and I loved it.

Full review to come.
Need sleep.

American Horror sounds just about right with this. 😉

Good night.
Carol (Bookaria)
An engaging thriller set in one of my favorite places, NYC.

Jules is broke and has recently left her boyfriend because she caught him cheating, her options are limited and she has little choice but to take a job as an apartment sitter in one of the most iconic buildings in NYC.

This was a page turner from page one, I love the description of the city and the building. Riley Sager is one of my favorite authors and he has a knack for writing compelling characters and plots that keep you interested in
Jun 10, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Excerpt: Over the years, the Bartholomew and its gargoyles have graced a thousand photographs. I’ve seen it on postcards, in ads, as a backdrop for fashion shoots. It’s been in the movies. And, on TV. And, on the cover of a best selling novel published in the eighties called Heart of a Dreamer, which is how I first learned about it. Jane had a copy and would often read it aloud to me as I lay sprawled across her twin bed.

When Jules reads an AD looking for an apartment sitter at The Bartholomew,
Jun 07, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

A compelling story! I really like this author’s writing style. He has a way of putting the right pace for his thrillers and this one was no exception. Lock every door was full of mystery with twists and turns not only that but I really like the way the h was defined. I felt like her past made me understand her actions. I was also surprised by how heartfelt this book was.

So the ending wasn’t shocking for me even though I didn’t see it coming I know I’m making no sense lol. It’s hard t
Jun 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
OH MY GOODNESS.... ok... I haven't finished a book this fast in I can't remember how long.

I devoured this read in a day and a half folks! The hype is REAL people.... there is something so addicting about Riley Sager's writing!

Lock Every Door was mind-glowingly good!! OH my gosh did I enjoy this!!

Talk about apartment sitting gone horribly WRONG. Yikes... who wouldn't want to stay in a knock out beautiful hotel for free and to get payed 12K for 3 months! Ummm.. sign me up shit haha...

I'm fangir
Jun 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: firsttoread
Lock Every Door by Riley Sager was one of my most anticipated novels of the year after having read The Last Time I Lied last year and loving it. Needless to say from my rating on this one I was not disappointed in the least.

Jules Larsen is at an all time low in her life when she walks in on her live in boyfriend with another girl leaving her homeless. And if that wasn’t enough to pile on one person Jules also ends up losing her job too. Despite her friend offering her a place to stay Jules is de
Danielle (The Blonde Likes Books)
I've been a huge fan of Riley Sager's after reading and loving his first book, Final Girls, as well as his sophomore novel, The Last Time I Lied, so I knew I had to get my hands on Lock Every Door as soon as possible! The cover is stunning, and the description sounded deliciously dark and mysterious. 

The book starts off with an eerie, gothic feel, as Jules takes a job apartment sitting at an old, fancy building in New York City. She'll be living with society's elite, but there's a catch. The rul
Kyra Leseberg (Roots & Reads)
May 13, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc
If Jules Larsen didn't have bad luck, she'd have no luck at all.  

After being laid off from her job she returns to her apartment to find her boyfriend with another woman.  In desperate need of both a new job and a roof over her head, Jules answers an ad for an apartment sitter.

When Jules arrives at the address she was given, she's stunned to find herself standing in front of the Bartholomew, Manhattan's most high-profile building, home to some elite residents.

"Every so often, life offers you a r
Jess | thegreeneyedreader
4.5/5 stars. Review to come. Thanks to Netgalley and Dutton Books for providing me with a free ebook for review purposes.
Amy Imogene Reads
4 stars!

Riley Sager's third mystery/thriller brings to mind the classic intrigues of the Gilded Age, but with a distinctly modern twist.

Concept: ★★★★★
Pacing: ★★★ 1/2
Reveals: ★★★★

Lock Every Door was not exactly what I expected when I assumed I was reading a Riley Sager novel. His 2018 hit, The Last Time I Lied, was a creepy, somewhat spooky, dialogue-driven narrative with barely-there descriptions that evoked vivid senses of atmosphere that culminated in a pulse-pounding conclusion. Lock Every D
Jul 09, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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I requested a copy of Lock Every Door because I had previously read The Last Time I Lied by Riley Sager and really enjoyed it. I have been bingeing fantasy novels lately, so a fast paced thriller like this was exactly what I needed. Riley Sager’s writing brought the characters to life and truly made me feel as if I was a part of the story. Lock Every Door is a really unique thriller and it was very easy to picture myself i
Lisa-Books Smiles
I’ve been Fan Girl'ing over Riley Sager since reading his first book Final Girls, as well as his second novel, The Last Time I Lied. I didn’t need to read the synopsis of Lock Every Door because I knew without a doubt I’d want to get my hands on this book as soon as possible. I was lucky enough to not only get an e-arc but also an early audiobook copy – the audiobook was FANTASTIC! The book starts with an eerie and gothic atmosphere located in NYC in a very old/high society apartment building – ...more
Mar 29, 2019 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Riley Sager's books are like salt and vinegar chips in that I'm not sure I like them but I will always take them if they're offered to me so yes I'll just eagerly await this release.
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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

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