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.
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First of all, I love how different Riley Sager’s novel are. This is my third novel by him and it is so unique from his previous two novels, but yet I loved all of them. He knows how to write a great mystery!
Jules Larsen feels that she has hit the jackpot. She is apartment sitting at one of the most famous apartment buildings in New York City – the Bartholomew (sadly the building is fictional). She can’t believe that she is getting paid to stay in such a grand apartment. Of course, it may be too good to be true since there are some things that aren’t adding up.
I flew through Lock Every Door as I was reading on the beach and I loved every minute of it. I couldn’t stop reading and I had to find out what was going to happen to our apartment sitter. I was totally surprised by the ending and didn’t guess what was going to happen at all. I wasn’t completely in love with the way that the novel ended, since it seemed a bit far fetched.
4 calculators out of a potential 5. A mystery that is hard to guess and hard to put down!