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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 Yorks 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 Larsens 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 Ingrids 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 buildings hidden past, and escape the Bartholomew before her temporary status becomes permanent.
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vlwelser
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Well, this book is most definitely a thriller. I was on the edge of my seat waiting to see what would happen. I make it sound like a movie. So a young woman answers an ad for an apartment sitter in a very fancy building in Manhattan. But there might be a reason this is too good to be true.

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@TheAromaofBooks

I had an #ARC from #Netgalley from 2019. Trying to sort out my pre-pandemic mess. I definitely read more now.

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 2w
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magicalshelves
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This book was very addictive and the ending was so good! I do think the MC missed some obvious clues in her investigation but otherwise it was really enjoyable.

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Serenity_Within86
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Mehso-so

⭐⭐⭐ didn't hate it and didn't love it. But kept me interested to keep reading. The ending was so-so

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CloakNQuill
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4 🌟

“Pain equals clarity. Clarity equals survival.”

A bit of predictability on seeing certain reoccurring themes but fantastic read nonetheless. May even go a step further in saying I enjoyed this more than Home Before Dark. Jules wasn‘t the most fascinating but her history definitely adds more unresolved mystery. Gave me Rosemary‘s Baby vibes.

Another Riley Sager book added to the read pile 📚

#bookspinbingo #12 @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 2mo
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CloakNQuill
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“Every so often, life offers you a reset button. When it does, you need to press it as hard as you can”

Friend recommended after I read Home Before Dark. Enjoying so far & can not wait to see what‘s behind door 12A.

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Susanita
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1. One of this month‘s book club selections.
2. I‘m not a big fan of thrillers, but this one is intriguing me so far.
#two4tuesday

ShyBookOwl I 🖤 this one!! 2mo
TheSpineView Thanks for playing! 🤩📖😊 2mo
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Karizma
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The beginning of the book was frustrating. Non-linear hops seemed too obvious as a hook. The story is designed to be fanatical and the true crime lover within was not impressed with the supernatural leaps. By the last few chapters, as a more plausible ending came into view, was where it became truly frightening. Looking forward to reading more from Sager.

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Susanita
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📕October selection for mystery book club
🥭mango
🤩I‘m anticipating The Madness of Crowds so much, I put both the ebook and physical book on hold. Now they‘re both available! #bookishproblems
💞I‘m newly grateful this week for the ability to work from home.
#wondrouswednesday

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Cathy_J
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Okay I have been in a severe reading slump so maybe this book should get extra points cause I finished it! 🎉🥳🤣 I really liked Home Before Dark too so I think I will have to check out more of Riley Sager's books 😊 ⭐⭐⭐.5

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BeeMagical
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Book 81🎧
So twisted. So good. I can‘t wait to get into more of Sagers books👏🏻
The Bartholomew has a checkered past, but it is the perfect place to restart for Jules!
Is the Bartholomew too good to be true?

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ckittle019
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Lots of fun and the perfect amount of spooky vibes. Not scary but has you truly guessing what the heck is going on. (Also, I am in love with this cover!)

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DarkMina
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#julyjourneys #NewYork

Set in New York.

Eggs 💗🖤💗 5mo
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quietjenn
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All the posts about the new Sager have reminded me that I never got around to this one. And it was a loooong work day, so embracing it.

LeslieO I was very excited to order the new one from #BOTM but I haven‘t read this one yet either! 😜 It is on my shelf. 5mo
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Andrea4
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Ok, minority opinion apparently but
❎ Meh characters, most campy
❎ Last 10% contains the bulk of the action but it's not enthralling just faster paced
❎ Ridiculous plot - actually made me laugh
❎ Guessed the main "baddie" the second they appeared
❎ Imho poor writing
❎ Not creepy, scary, horrifying or anything of the sort
Author should have just written an essay on the class differences in the US and poverty.

Megabooks Same. I read ¼, skipped to the end and confirmed my suspicions, sent it back to the library. Definitely his worst. 6mo
Andrea4 @Megabooks thank god I'm not the only one! I kept reading the other reviews and wondering if I'd read the same book as anyone else!! 6mo
kyraleseberg I enjoy Sager's thrillers each summer for their campy vibes but this one was a real letdown. 6mo
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Andrea4 @kyraleseberg this is my first Sager and definitely left a bad impression. What would you say is the best if I want him redeemed? 6mo
kyraleseberg @Andrea4 I really loved The Last Time I Lied. It's campy but the vibe hit the right mark for me! 6mo
Andrea4 @kyraleseberg well I have that one on the TBR so hopefully if will redeem itself! 6mo
kyraleseberg @Andrea4 🤞 I hope you like it as much as I did! It's a great summer read! 6mo
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Andrea4
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It was so long ago (or so it seems) that I TBRd this that I really didn't know what to expect. I was hoping for something really creepy (home invasions gives me the chills), something that'd make me question sounds in the house but tbh it ain't doin that, in fact, it just ain't all that good. But as you can see I'm sticking it out. I was hoping it would get better but at this point I'm just hoping for a speedy end.

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LisaLovesToRead
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This book was a fast read with nice suspense and plot twists.

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maich
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#MayCharacters #murders
The last thrillers I read about murder mystery. Both were scary and creepy, but I enjoyed reading them.
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Eggs

#thriller #rileysager #lockeverydoor #homebeforedark #litsyfun

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks These are on my shelf 📚🙌🏻 7mo
maich @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I love these. If you have them on tbr shelf you should read them. I own ebooks on my kindle. 7mo
Eggs Haven‘t read these yet...great choices 👏🏻📚👏🏻 7mo
maich @Eggs If you like suspense and creepy psyhological thrillers you should read them. 7mo
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Pearrr
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So far so good #nowreading📖

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LokiDokey
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Rainy day reading with my puppy 📚🌧️🐶
#dogsoflitsy

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Lauram
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I‘m making the most of a cold and overcast afternoon with tea, nibbles, and a new author. ☕️ 🧀 📚

Jeannineth This is my favorite Riley Sager! The ending is a great twist! 8mo
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candc320
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I previously read and enjoyed the hardback version of this book but wanted to listen to the audiobook for comparison. Still really enjoyed it! The narrator did a good job of keeping the tension building and bringing the characters to life. This is my favorite Riley Sager novel so far! 🌟🌟🌟🌟

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maich
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#LitsySpringBreak #HauntedHouse
@alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @thekidsupstair

I'm currently reading Lock Every Door. I know that something creepy will happen so I'm still waiting what will that be...🤔 There is the whole building haunted😱
It is a buddy read with my friends.

#lockeverydoor #rileysager #thriller #ebook #currentlyreading #march #openbook #litsyfun

TheKidUpstairs I how it gives you fun and chills! 9mo
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maich
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Happy Friday🌹💕
This is my #tbr for #AnyWayYouReadathon and #MarvellousMarch #readathon
I finished Without A Trace today for #bookspin and am currently reading Lock Every Door (buddy read with my friend). For Sunday have plan to start The Fountains of Silence for #SundayBuddyRead. Next week will read The Midnight Library (buddy read with my friend) The Candymakers for #MGMarch and From Garden to Grave for #readingwithmaja and #doublespin

Eggbeater Nice line up! Thanks for joining in! 9mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! Good luck!!! 9mo
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maich @Eggbeater ❤❤💕 9mo
maich @TheAromaofBooks Thanks❤😘 9mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🙌🏻📚❤️ 9mo
Andrew65 Great to have you with us, good luck. 😊👍 9mo
maich @Andrew65 Thank you for hosting❤ 9mo
Andrew65 @maich Love hosting these. 9mo
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Arobi
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Another great story from Riley Sager! I came into this book expecting something else, but was not unsatisfied as a reader. The way the author draws you into their world with vivid words makes you a part of an experience that keeps you guessing and on the edge of your seat.

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Dcueto
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Mehso-so

It was okayyyyyy; maybe I just need to switch genres for a bit. Still full off twists and turns, though. Just a bit reaching

PerksOfBeingABookworm I thought there was one too many twists at the end. It would have been more believable if he hadn‘t gone that final step. I felt the same way about Home Before Dark. Still a good book, and I‘ll still read his next book that comes out in July, but I agree that the ending here is a bit far-fetched. 9mo
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Kenziejo
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I'm not gonna lie. I was so bored for the first half of this book, but things picked up. I ended up enjoying it, so I'm glad I pushed through.

This was my Feburary #bookspin book. ✔

#bookspin #bookspinbingo @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 10mo
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JackOBotts
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ I enjoy Sanger‘s books so much. I get pulled in as the story/tension builds and enjoy the scares and twists. While I picked up on parts of the shocks, I was surprised by how it all came together. My February #DoubleSpin is in the books! 🥳💜🤗

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! I've been meaning to read this one!! 10mo
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JackOBotts
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Light slices the darkness, jerking me awake.

#FirstLineFridays

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ShelleyBooksie
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Mehso-so

I found the first 90% of this book to be slow and the last 10% to be page-turner material. For creepy mysteries I prefer Ruth Ware.

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ShelleyBooksie
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@candority - my #cupidswap parcel was ordered today. It is being sent via Amazon.

candority Wonderful! 💕 11mo
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SaraHasClass
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Something sinister resides at the Bartholomew, a Gothic structure with a creepy past and some elite residents. When Jules gets a chance to apartment sit, she thinks her run of bad luck is over. She could not be more wrong. As someone/thing lurks with sinister intentions, she only lasts 6 days in the famed building.

BooksCoffeeNurse LOVE this book and LOVE Riley Sager. ❤️❤️❤️ 11mo
SaraHasClass This is a first Sager book for me, but I liked it very much and will look for his others. 11mo
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ShelleyBooksie
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Scary past 2 days as I got hot with a bad flu. Just received word that my covid test was negative. Thankful that I had great books to keep me distracted.

PurpleyPumpkin Glad to hear you didn‘t have COVID! But sorry you have the flu. Take care and feel better soon. 💜 11mo
LeahBergen I hope you feel better soon! 11mo
BookishTrish Get well soon💜 11mo
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erinachu
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AMAZING. Terrifying. I couldn't out this one down. It gives you a sense of unease all the way through and has an incredible ending.

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erinachu
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I am at the edge of my seat with fear. Holy smokes this book is fantastic.

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triplem80
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Mehso-so

It just so happens that my first read of the year came up as my #bookspin for January...so I'm off to a pretty good start!

I have mixed feelings about this book. It's a fast-paced page turner that I didn't want to put down, but I was also super frustrated by the main character. She did so many stupid things! I still think it's worth a read of you're just looking for a quick thriller.

@TheAromaofBooks

mdm139 If she did smart things, there would be no book. 11mo
TheAromaofBooks I have a few of Sager's books on my list - still haven't gotten to any of them!! 11mo
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Sharpeipup
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Cup of cocoa complete with marshmallow bomb as I curl up with a new book courtesy of @veritysalter

BethM I‘ve been seeing these cocoa bombs all over! How are they? 11mo
Sharpeipup @BethM I‘m not a big hit chocolate fan but this was tasty! Not overly sweet but festively fun. 11mo
Megabooks I want to try one of these! 11mo
Nute I‘ve never heard of these before! 11mo
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Vanillacourt
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This was surprising and mysterious with an interesting setting. I really enjoyed how this story unfolded.

Nute Welcome to Litsy! It‘s a warm and friendly community. I know that you will enjoy yourself here. I‘m looking forward to getting to know you!🙂 12mo
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BoleyBooks
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Tackle the TBR 🤓📚 #boleybooks #lockeverydoor #rileysager #booklove #bookbeast #readwithme
What are you reading? 😊

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chlolovesbooks
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 5/5

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CharlesSwann
Mehso-so

Great idea for a book. Enjoyed the first 2/3. But the whole reason the bad guys are doing their bad deeds is ridiculous and ruined it for me....

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tracey38
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Wow, what a wild story! I read this ebook during my lunch breaks at work and it was a great book. However, that ending was so terrifying!
My third finished book for #NovelNovember hosted by @Andrew65 and I have met my goal already! Maybe I can get a bonus book finished by Sunday. 😊

Andrew65 Fantastic, only day 5 out of 9. 👏👏👏 13mo
tracey38 @Andrew65 I know! I'm so proud of myself. 🤣 13mo
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Kkecreads
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I enjoyed this novel. It is well written, clearly developed, and terrifyingly addictive. In a modern-day nod to “Rosemary‘s Baby,” you will not be able to read this book fast enough. Your heart will race, your anticipation will spike, and you will be scared.

Welcome to the Bartholomew, where residents move in... and never move out.

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all_of_my_days
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Loved it! Sager has such a great way of keeping the reader on the edge of their seat. “Lock Every Door” is a wonderful thriller, with a surprisingly terrifying villain.

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Jemgirl2014
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I had a hunch so I looked it up. I just knew someone would make this into a movie. It's pretty brilliant. So excited! Kind of sick of Litsy cutting off my content. 🙄 lol

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Miss_Gilmore
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First time reading this author. I have heard great things about him. Super excited for this one!!

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TheRiehlDeal
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Day 26: Hush

#horrorseason
@Klou

Klou Good choice!! 13mo
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Purrfectpages
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If someone was to pay you to sit the home of your dreams, would you do it? You can‘t have visitors or speak to the neighbors. You can‘t take pics. You must sleep there each night. Oh and the place may or may not be cursed. Now would you? In this story, opportunity knocks for Jules. She‘s jobless, homeless, and near penniless, so she agrees to the terms. This fun ride full of eccentric characters and a spooky locale was my favorite Sager novel yet.

CaffeineAndCandy sᴏᴜɴᴅs ʀᴇᴀʟ ɢᴏᴏᴅ 13mo
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