Lock Every Door - Riley Sager

Lock Every Door

By Riley Sager

  • Release Date: 2019-07-02
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4
From 560 Ratings



One of . . . 
Parade’s “Most Anticipated Books of Summer 2019" • PureWow’s “The Best Beach Reads of Summer 2019” • BookBub’s “Books That Will Make the Perfect Addition to Your Beach Bag This Summer”

The next heart-pounding thriller from New York Times bestselling author Riley Sager follows a young woman whose new job apartment sitting in one of New York’s oldest and most glamorous buildings may cost more than it pays

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 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 sordid past and into the secrets kept within its walls. What she discovers 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.


  • Puerile

    By CentralCALady
    Don’t waste your money. Characters are cardboard and plot is childish. Only kept reading because stuck at home due to Chinese Coronavirus.
  • Apartment Thriller!!

    By MrsM22
    As I sit here and type, I can't help but wonder, would I have signed up to be an apartment sitter if I were in Jules' situation? You betcha! Any single individual in need of a place to live would likely have had no problem applying for this gig, not to mention the thousand dollars a week salary provided just to babysit said upscale apartment! That's just how they get you; promises of a too-good-to-be-true lifestyle, offering plenty of cash and peace of mind as you rebuild your life. I'd probably take endless baths and read all day myself! The grandeur of the Bartholomew alone is enough to sweep any concerns under the rug! Unfortunately for Jules', she's forced to pick up all of the pieces of her life the hard way... but can she pick them all up? Riley Sager has succeeded in captivating me right from the start, pulling me in and holding tight until that jaw-dropping-didn't-see-it-coming twist at the end! This may be my first novel by this author, but it certainly will not be my last! The mere fact that we're given Jules' early thoughts and experiences right alongside the "now" six days later makes it all the more intriguing. I, for one, was under the impression that the apartment building was haunted, wallpaper and all. Maybe I was right. I enjoyed the contrast between the two timelines; the now sections, so emergent and desperate, connected with Jules' initial, raw, and assumedly innocent encounters quite well. At first glance, the end felt a tad bit out of left-field, yet after a moment or two, all of the pieces connected in a way bringing everything full circle. I would recommend this book to everyone! Even those who don't typically read thrillers may find themselves coming to the dark side... check it out! Thank you to NetGalley, the publishers from Penguin Random House, and the author Riley Sager for providing me with a complimentary copy of this title in exchange for an honest review.
  • It Was Okay

    By Fluffyseb
    I’ve gotten very picky with this genre because of all the copycats of missing spouses, kids, exes. This was a little different and well written. Premise was a little unbelievable and I figured it out (for the most part) pretty early. I’d hoped for a book that I could not put down. This was not it.
  • Great read!

    By cw618811
    Spooky, disturbing, and fascinating. The ending was a twist I did not see coming.
  • Suspense till the very end!

    By Kim Jel
    From the first page, I could not put this book down! Such a twisted ending that I was not expecting!! Great read!
  • Lock Every Door

    By horseandbeagle
    Good book but highly predictable. The amazing descriptive language is what kept me reading. Great story but you could see where it was going. Good easy read.
  • Chilling

    By tmsny
    I really loved this book it kept me guessing when I thought I had it figured out I was wrong.
  • Couldn’t put it down!

    By Mc_duncan
    I have now red all three of Riley Sager’s books and each one had an ending that I didn’t see coming. So well written. I hope he comes out with more books soon!
  • Good read

    By KaylaGerkens
    I didn’t put it down from the time I picked it up. I love this author’s previous books & have been eyeing the release date for this one. It isn’t crazy action packed from the staff but it’s plenty interesting enough for you to want to solve the mystery. Maybe not the best book by Sager, but still really enjoyable & for sure worth the read.
  • A Stunning Disappointment

    By LuckyDaniLV
    One of my favorite books is Riley Sager’s “The Last Time I Lied” so I just knew his next effort would be amazing. The only thing shocking about this book was how disappointing it was. There’s nothing even interesting until the very end of the book, and that ending...a complete ripoff of a book which title escapes me having read it decades ago, a John Saul plot if I remember the author correctly.