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 the super rich and famous.
Recently heartbroken and practically homeless, Jules accepts the terms, ready to leave her past life behind.
Out of place among the extremely wealthy, Jules finds herself pulled toward other apartment sitter Ingrid. But 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 – but the next day, her new friend has vanished.
And then Jules discovers that Ingrid is not the first temporary resident to go missing…
Welcome to the Bartholomew…You may never leave.
Deliciously dark, unsettling and creepy, this book follows you into the dark and wreaks havoc with your fears!
Welcome to the Bartholomew, a grand old building situated on some prime real estate over looking Central Park, famous for its gargoyle’s but not so well known for the deaths of previous occupants. The Bartholomew has a hefty price tag but with that price comes the discretion and privacy that the occupants desire. To protect their inhabitants living there, there a strict set of rules, rules that if broken, no matter how trivial it may seem will result in immediate eviction.
Jules has just hit a rough patch in her life, catching her partner cheating with one of his work colleagues resulted in her single and homeless and jobless all on the same day so when she see’s an ad for a apartment sitter it is an answer to all her prayers. A roof over her head, the chance to stay in a place she has always coveted as well as putting money into her account. It all seems too good to be true and when things seem that way it normally means that they are, but she cant afford to pass this gift horse in the mouth up, so ignoring the advice of her friend and ignoring her gut instincts she soon becomes a new sitter in the Bartholomew.
There are two other sitters also in residence, both very much alike Jules in their own situations that have brought them to this opulent building and there have obviously been sitters here before them. What isn’t so clear is what happened to the previous sitters. When fellow sitter Ingrid vanishes in the middle of the night with no notice Jules starts to become suspicious. Why would she leave in the middle of the night without a word to anyone? How did no-one see her leave when there is always a doorman on duty? Why is she not answering any of the phone calls and messages?
Armed with a list of questions and her gut instincts Jules turns amateur sleuth and begins to dig into Ingrid’s sudden departure. By doing so she uncovers more then she bargained for, she has opened up Pandoras box and has no way of closing it.
This is such a great read, the pace has you turning the pages at breakneck speed with no hope of putting the book down until you have finished it! I had to read it in one sitting as it had me that hooked from the very get go. I am normal pretty good at seeing the plot twists coming but I have to say, I did not expect or foresee that one coming! Talk about being blindsided! I throughly enjoyed every page and this is one of those books that you will rave about to your friends and one that will be a huge success with bookclubs everywhere!
Lock Every Door will be published on 25 July 2019 in the UK and is available to pre-order now
A massive thank you to the author Riley Sager, publishers Penguin Random House UK, Ebury Publishing and NetGalley for my copy of this book in exchange for an honest and independent review.