Lock Every Door by Riley Sager

Could this be the most anticipated book of all summer?

I mean, enough teasing and FOMO – the time is finally here – Lock Every Door is available tomorrow (7/2/19) and it is about damn time!

It’s also a Book of the Month selection – so bonus all around!

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Sager is definitely becoming a fave thriller author of mine – while The Last Time I Lied is one of my top of all time – this one is definitely up there along side Final Girls. The story is a bit a of departure – and I found it really refreshing!

It hooked me in and I tore through pages to find out what the heck was going on. The middle of the book is a bit of a slow burn. But I feel that it’s a calculated and deliberate move – to haunt you and get in your bones…. before literally shocking the snot out of you.




I thought I had it all figured out. Down on her luck Jules gets the job of a lifetime: an apartment sitter in the most prestigious but mysterious apartment building in NYC (think – The Dakota meets The Stanley Hotel from The Shining) and she’s getting paid BANK to stay there. Buuuuut….. there are rules.

No visitors. Must spend every night in the apartment. But the most important:  don’t talk to the other residents of the building. The famous, the rich, and the truly secretive are a curious cast of characters that inhabit the Bartholomew. But the most strange and spooky character of all – is the building itself.

The building has a dark history and a haunting presence. The premise has the makes of a truly unnerving ghost story. When Jules starts to realize that apartment sitters in the building are going missing… she finds herself right in the middle of a murder mystery.

A fun read that had me all over the place trying to figure out what was going on. Which is exactly why I love reading Riley Sager’s books! Huge thanks to Dutton Books #partner for the gifted copy of this book.

The book is available tomorrow July 2nd! And I hope you’ll check it out! You can get it here!


  • Hardcover: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Dutton (July 2, 2019)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1524745146
  • ISBN-13: 978-1524745141

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About the book:

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.



About Sager

SagerRiley Sager is the pseudonym of a former journalist, editor and graphic designer. Now a full-time author, Riley’s first thriller, FINAL GIRLS, became a national and international bestseller and was called “the first great thriller of 2017” by Stephen King. Translation rights have been sold in more than two dozen countries and a film version is being developed by Universal Pictures. His second book, THE LAST TIME I LIED, was a New York Times bestseller. His latest novel, LOCK EVERY DOOR, will be published in July.

A native of Pennsylvania, Riley now lives in Princeton, New Jersey. When he’s not working on his next novel, he enjoys reading, cooking and going to the movies as much as possible. His favorite film is “Rear Window.” Or maybe “Jaws.” But probably, if he’s being honest, “Mary Poppins.”




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5 thoughts on “Lock Every Door by Riley Sager

  1. I loved this book! It was much creepier than I was anticipating since I literally got goosebumps whenever Jules was at the Bartholomew. I also love that I was guessing all the way until the very end. Such an incredible book.

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