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Lock Every Door
Lock Every Door: A Novel | Riley Sager
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, 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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Kimberlone
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Mini-reviews for these two books:

Lock Every Door: enjoyed the take on Rosemary‘s Baby, and I flew through this book, but wasn‘t my favorite of Sager‘s. 4⭐️

Things We Save in the Fire: the romance/relationship advanced WAY too fast, but I really enjoyed the female firefighter premise. However, I hate books that use sexual assault (esp. that happens before the book) as a critical character trait. Much preferred How to Walk Away to this one. 4⭐️

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ThalassaLuna
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Just finished. And wow! What a wild ride! The thing I appreciate about this book (and the other books from the same author) is that it wasn't predictable. I kinda pegged who the bad guy was early on, but even that had a twist. There were many other tiwsts as well that kept me guessing until the end. Action packed, terrifying and intriguing. I'd definitely recommend this one.

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MeganAnnabell
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I love this author. This page turner got super creepy at a few points and the twist went in a whole different direction than what I was expecting.

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TheLibrarian
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Recently heartbroken & jobless, Jules lands a great job: apartment sitting at the famous Bartholomew, one of Manhattan‘s most high-profile & mysterious buildings. Jules meets one of the other apartment sitters, Ingrid, who discloses that the Bartholomew isn‘t what it seems. The next day, Ingrid has disappeared & Jules begins searching for answers.

A page turner & an atmospheric read that will have you wondering what will happen next.

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ThalassaLuna
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It's a good Monday when I can curl up with a good book and a glass of wine. Just starting this one. I've heard great things!

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guinsgirlreads
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Woo! This one was fun! And I hit my #bfcr2 book goal for finishing it! 12/12 books read 🤘🏻 ! #bookfitnesschallenge

@wanderinglynn

jillannjohn Awesome! 😎 1d
wanderinglynn Congrats! Goal crushed! 🙌🏻🎉 1d
Megabooks 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 1d
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guinsgirlreads
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Last day of staycation 😩 so I‘m finishing this read before any adulting! 😝

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GypsyKat
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I finished up the #24in48 readathon with this one. I managed to get just over 18 hours in, which is honestly a lot more than I thought I would with everything going on.

I enjoyed this book, in spite of the fact that I found it extremely predictable. There were literally no surprises. But it was still a fun, easy read. For some reason I feel like this would be a really good TV show or movie though. Three and a half stars.

LibrarianRyan Yeahhh 2d
mrp27 Nice! 🎉🎉 2d
DebinHawaii Nice job!!! Congrats! 🎉📚🎉📚🎉 2d
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Lizpixie Well done!🎉🎉 2d
julesG 👏👏👏 2d
UwannaPublishme Way to go! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2d
TrishB Well done 🎉🎉 2d
Megabooks Awesome!! 😎😎🥳🥳📚 2d
Eyelit Nice!🎉📚🎉 2d
erzascarletbookgasm Great job! 👏 I look forward to read this. 2d
Librarybelle Great job! 1d
PurpleyPumpkin Well done! 🎉 1d
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Kimberlone
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Some back porch reading this Sunday!

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GypsyKat
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Continuing on with the #24in48 readathon.

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megzlynn
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I love Riley Sager. He created another great story that keeps me guessing. I read the first half in one day. My only complaint with this story is I did not find the main character very likable. I just could not connect with her. I did not enjoy this as much as The Last Time I Lied or Final Girls but it still was a great mystery with and ending I couldn‘t predict.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Tera0707
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🍷🍷🍷🍷🍷 This is my favorite of his three books! I thought it was going one way and then it went another. Loved it!

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Tera0707
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Didn‘t get nearly as much reading done today as I would have liked, but I did go with my family to see the new Spider-man movie, had lunch, took a much needed nap, and went swimming. So all-in-all it was a good day. I‘m almost done with Lock Every Door and I‘m loving it! #24in48 #readathon

Hoopiefoot That sounds like a really nice day! 2d
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PerksOfBeingABookworm
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Today was so busy I was trying to read in between errands and social obligations. But I managed to squeeze in almost 3 hours. Less than I anticipated, but I don‘t have plans for tomorrow and I hope to keep it that way. #24in48

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Kimberlone
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Hope this book isn‘t going to get too scary for a home alone at night! And yes, that is sparking rosé in a can!

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LiljaPleasant Ohhhh... Where can I get such a thingy for the bathtub?? 1d
Kimberlone @LiljaPleasant my boyfriend got it for me on amazon! 1d
LiljaPleasant @Kimberlone okay doke. Then I know where to look ☺ Thank you! 👍 1d
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Econo
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As always I did not see the ending coming to this Riley Sager novel. The story of Jules and her new job as an apartment sitter in on of Manhattans most prestigious buildings. A unique and interesting story line that will leave you guessing until the end.

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megzlynn
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My husband‘s manning the grill. I‘m reading and watching my hound play. Perfect summer Saturday. 😍

Aims42 Looks like a great Saturday!! 3d
BooknerdsLife Sounds perfect! 👍🏼 3d
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candc320
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Yesterday my #botm box FINALLY came in! Ya know, the July box that I picked books for on 6/28? Yeah, that box 🙄. This is by far the longest it has ever taken to get here. My box seems to be delayed every single month so I hope this doesn‘t become a habit. Good books this month though!

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janeycanuck
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Second book finished for #24in48. While I read, Penny is working on her own sleepathon.

A page turner, for sure - but just like with Final Girls, I knew the who almost immediately, just not the why or what.

Mollyanna I got a couple of fur babies working on a sleepathon too. 🤣🤣🤣 3d
BekahB I listened to an interview with the author on the Books in the Freezer podcast. He talked about how certain horror movies influenced this book and Final Girls, which kind of gave it away for me. I still really enjoyed it! Can‘t wait for his next one! 3d
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PerksOfBeingABookworm
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About to start the timer for #24in48 I‘ll have to stop for a few hours to work on all of the revision my thesis advisor gave me yesterday. Terrible timing 😩 but for now, I read!

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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
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Without a doubt, 5 star read for me. The ending was EVERYTHING. You won‘t regret this read 🤓📖

#bookofthemonth #botm #lockeverydoor

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RoxyWilde
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The ending was unexpected

keepingupwiththepenguins That's what you want in a thriller! 😅😅😅 4d
JadeBethJ This cover looks good. I‘m interested! 4d
angel1 Just finished this book this morning and loved it!!! 3d
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kylienoele
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This. Was. Insane.
Riley Sager is definitely a must-buy author for me!!!
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

GypsyKat I can‘t wait to read this one! 4d
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🙌🏻🙌🏻

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guinsgirlreads
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I have to do it! I‘m putting Riley in front of my library stack 🙌🏻🤘🏻

BekahB I just got past the halfway point of this book last night and I'm fully sucked into the story. I'm really enjoying it! 4d
guinsgirlreads @BekahB Yay! I‘ve been excited to start it! 4d
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megzlynn
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I love #Bookables on YouTube. Who are your favorite booktubers?

MyNamesParadise I‘ll have to check them out! 4d
Schnoebs I love her too! I‘ve been behind on my booktube so I‘ve been binging her stuff all afternoon. I really like Codie‘s Book Corner, Book Roast and Daniel Greene 4d
Susannah Lauren Wade has some thoughtful videos about the books she reads. My Reading Days does longish vlogs about her reading life, which are really interesting. I like abookolive‘s book reviews and wrap-ups too. 4d
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Scorpioseah I just subscribed to bookables. Thanks for sharing. 3d
BooknerdsLife Awww she‘s my favorite too 🤗💖 3d
RavenclawCris HayleyinBookland is definitely my favourite. 2d
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RoxyWilde

That‘s why I avoid the Internet. It‘s a cesspool of misinformation.

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jillannjohn
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This book started off great. I really like the setting of the creepy historical building with a scary past. And of course I loved that there was a connection to a book and its author. I thought it was going to be a supernatural thriller but then it went in a completely unexpected direction at the end. It‘s good but not my favorite by Riley Sager. The Last Time I Lied is still my fav!
Book 2 of #BFCr2

MelissaSue81 Same! The ending was so strange!! But, at least you didn‘t see it coming, lol!! 5d
bookandcat Can't wait to read this! 3d
jillannjohn @MelissaSue81 It really was! 🤷🏻‍♀️ 2d
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Courtneyjo_reads
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My BOTM! Can‘t wait to read it. Love Riley Sager‘s work! 💖📖

Skyrimir It was sooooo good. Love the picture! 5d
Courtneyjo_reads @Skyrimir I can‘t wait to read it!! And thank you 🙂 5d
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Come-read-with-me
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This was a well written mystery. Solid characters, good story line, and interesting plot twists. Sadly, I heard and read so many great things about the book that I over-hyped it in my mind. Nothing can live up to what our imaginations produce!

Eggs Welcome to Litsy 📚🤗 5d
Come-read-with-me @eggs Thanks - it‘s great to be part of such an exciting reading community. 😀 5d
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McGonagall
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While not as good as Last Time I Lied or Final Girls, it still kept me up until 3am. This page-turner is definitely worth a read if you enjoyed Sager‘s first two thrillers.

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Kimberlone
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I would definitely read this if it was a real book.

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TheBookStacker
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I leave for Key West this Thursday so I‘m planning to binge read this book tomorrow so I can start fresh on new vacation beach reads!

mdm139 I like your dress and have fun cooling off and getting away from this horrid heat 7d
TheBookStacker @mdm139 thanks, it‘s from Target! Not sure it‘ll be much better since it‘s going to be 90s with a lot of humidity but I‘m excited to be on the beach. 7d
TamTracy I just got this book and am sooo excited to read it soon! 7d
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Mehso-so

Sigh..... I'm so torn on this book! I enjoyed the main character $ the overall story, however, I felt like the ending was a bit predictable & all too familiar. I felt like I was reading the plot of Get Out if u took away the focus on race & swapped it with someone's place in society. I'm leaning towards a 4 star rating because I enjoy the writing style & characters, but may end up with a 3 star because I was so disappointed with the ending 😭😭😭

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mdm139
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I read this book straight through. If you like The Woman In The Window or The Girl On The Train you will like this fast paced thriller. This is my first Sager and I will be getting the author‘s other books. Thanks for the Litsy mug @Litsy I love it and it will be featured in many of my photos. @Librarybelle @ferskner let me know if this counts for #cozyinthesun

brit91 Oh I love your cup!!😍💖📚 1w
Librarybelle I own a couple of Sager‘s novels, including this one, but haven‘t read them yet! Your review makes me want to read this very soon! From what I‘ve heard, Sager writes good fast-paced psychological thrillers, but I‘m not sure if they‘re really cozy...cozies have limited thriller episodes in them. I‘m intrigued by the comparison to Girl on the Train - l liked that book, though I really didn‘t think of that as a cozy. What do you think, @ferskner ? 1w
mdm139 @Librarybelle I think it is more of a thriller too, but saw someone else had posted about The Girl On The Train as cozy so I thought I would ask. 1w
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mdm139 @Librarybelle I also like this book more than The Girl on the Train 1w
Librarybelle I had not seen the post about Girl on the Train, so sorry for the confusion! I am very intrigued about this one...I may have to reevaluate my reading for the readathon this weekend... 1w
ferskner @Librarybelle @mdm139 sorry for falling off the grid! I had family in town and wasn't checking social media. Yeah, I agree that these aren't really I'm the cozy realm. Cozies are contained mysteries with minimal sex, violence, and language. Psychological thrillers are maybe kind of the anti-cozies? You're doing well in the challenge, so I think you're still in the running without this! 5d
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Skyler
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When you‘re trying to finish your book, but someone wants to snuggle first. 💙 #dogsoflitsy

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Skeebies05
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Mehso-so

This was my least fav of his books. But I liked the twist. He did something new but a tad too slow for me.

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Kimberlone
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#BOTM finally arrived! Shipped on the 28th and only arrived today :/

Lovesbooks87 I really enjoyed both of these! 1w
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eanderson
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Yup! This book is another great book by Riley Sager. I loved the tension building and trying to figure out what exactly is going on at the Bartholomew. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 Great summer read!

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Branwen
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My library hold came in and I'm super excited about it! Especially since all you littens seem to love it so much! 🤗💕 Sadly, I have a few hours of schoolwork to get through before I can dive in! 😣😝 #librarylove

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tammysue
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5 ☆ Crazy, addictive and entertaining, Lock Every Door is everything I expected in a Riley Sager novel and MORE.. loved it and highly recommending! 🖤

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TheLibrarian
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Working a closing shift has its perks. This morning I got to read and eat some cake 😁

tammysue Yum 😋 1w
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megzlynn
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Yesterday at Books-a-Millions penny a page sale I was able to score Lock Every Door. It‘s originally $26 but I only paid $3.65. Last year a Sager book was my favorite of the year. Can‘t wait to see if this one makes the top list!

Lovesbooks87 Nice! It was good! Enjoy! 1w
Pelican71 I really hope they do the penny a page offer again. I bought a book and my husband bought a book 😉. 1w
tammysue How neat! I think this is her best yet! 1w
BooknerdsLife Oh my! What a bargain! Wish bookstores here in Australia do the same thing too! 😭 5d
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kellyann28
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This book was not quite what I thought it would be, but it was still good. I was hoping for more of a scary, spooky story and this was not it. That being said, it was a good thriller with some surprise twists and turns. I feel like the beginning of the novel took a little too much time to build up, however, I enjoyed reading about the tragedy in Jule's life. The story about her parents is so sad and relatable for many people, I think.

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kellyann28
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Congrats to @cjbooklover ! You are the winner of a new hardback copy of Lock Every Door! Please email me your mailing address to kellygingras28@gmail.com

cjbooklover Thank you so much I am so excited!! 1w
kellyann28 @cjbooklover One copy coming your way! You are very welcome ❤ 1w
Marilyncjackson Congratulations 🎈🍾 1w
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Butterflyamore
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@kellyann28 I finished The Family Upstairs last night and I really enjoyed it! It was hard to put down! Thank you for this amazing giveaway!

kellyann28 You are entered! Good luck 🍀 1w
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Kappadeemom
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Yallllllllll. This book right here! Weeeee....like on a roller coaster ride 😂👹

MaleficentBookDragon I liked it a lot. He's one of my new favorite authors. 1w
brit91 Awwww cute dog!!😍 1w
Kappadeemom @brit91 thank you! 1w
MyNamesParadise I read it‘s being adapted into tv series! Or a movie, I can‘t remember which...but I know it‘s being adapted! I still need to read Final Girls and his other book. 1w
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Heystad
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I was I need of some thrill and man, this surely delivered. I don‘t remember a single dull moment in “Lock Every Door.” I can always count on Book of the Month!