Lock Every Door

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Riley Sager: Lock Every Door (2019, Penguin Random House)

384 pages

English language

Published July 15, 2019 by Penguin Random House.

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4 stars (5 reviews)

"Lock Every Door" follows Jules, a down-on-her luck young woman who takes a questionable job apartment sitting in one of the oldest, most glamorous and certainly quite mysterious buildings in New York City. There are many rules to the job: no visitors, no nights spent away from the apartment and no disturbing other residents. What seems easy money at first becomes daunting as an isolated Jules searches for answers in another tenant's disappearance.

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4 stars

Lock Every Door is a horror mystery, easy to read and keeps you guessing. Well I say that, I guessed the truth behind the Bartholomew and then spent a while being annoyed that he’d chosen a different path that made no sense, but he was just trying to throw me off the scent!

I felt it laboured the point of Jules being all alone in life a little too much. Her sister went missing when she was young and her parents died, leaving her an orphan with no money or ties. It seems to be suggesting her sister going missing is motive for Jules to care so much, but you would care anyway if people in the same situation as you were going missing, right? The time focused on her past interrupted the pacing a little.

Jules’ sister loved a children’s book that is set in the Bartholomew, the author …

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