This was my most anticipated books of 2019 but I couldn’t get to it as I got really busy towards the end of the year. So I wanted it to be the first thriller/horror I read this year and I’m so happy I did that. Okay, lets get to the review.
Lock Every Door follows the main character Jules Larsen while she is getting over a breakup and the loss of her job and she finds a gig that seems too good to be true: The Bartholomew, a storied Manhattan building, wants to pay her thousands of dollars to simply occupy a vacan and luxurious apartment. Jules soon gets the feeling that all is not as it seems at the Bartholomew, which is, of course, a perfect setup for some psychological suspense, but the problem is that there is little in the way of narrative tension because Jules’ situation is so obviously not right from the very beginning. While interviewing for the job, she’s asked about her health history.
She’s informed that she is not allowed to have guests in the apartment. She’s warned that she must not interact with or talk to anyone else about the building’s wealthy and famous inhabitants. This was trigger enough to deter her from taking the job but with the fact that she’s broke and desperate and the pay is way too good so she does take on the job. But will Jules be able to follow all the rules stipulated? So in this book we get to follow her life as she navigates her current situation and how she deals with these rules. When the scary stuff starts happening we get to see how she responds to those. The writing style was just amazing and he author did an awesome job keeping the reader engaged throughout just from the events that takes place because when each chapter ends you’re compelled to continue reading because they end on a cliff hanger. This gave me the vibes of The Turn of the Key which was my favorite thriller of 2019. Its amazing how the author addresses different characters based on their status (rich or poor). I enjoyed the relationship between Jules and her friend and some of the relationships formed along the way.
I’d highly recommend this book if you haven’t read it as yet. It’s fast paced and it will keep you entertained.
Title: Lock Every Door; Author: Riley Sager; Published: 2 July 2019; ISBN: 978-1-5247-4514-1; Publisher: Penguin Random House; Page Count: 370; Genre: Mystery, Fiction, Thriller, Suspense, Psychological thriller
Disclaimer: This book was kindly gifted to me by Penguin Random House SA in exchange for an honest review.
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