Lock Every Door: A Novel (Paperback)
INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
“Looking for a suspense novel that will keep you up until way past midnight? Look no further than Lock Every Door, by Riley Sager.”—Stephen King
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 the Author
Riley Sager is the New York Times bestselling author of seven novels, most recently The Only One Left and The House Across the Lake. A native of Pennsylvania, he now lives in Princeton, New Jersey.
Praise for Lock Every Door
“Urban paranoia has a deliciously Gothic new address.”
“The Bartholomew is an apartment building of terrifying secrets. You'll find startling twists and alarming surprises down every dark hallway. It's too late to lock the doors—the horror is already inside. My favorite thriller of the year!”
—R. L. Stine, author of Goosebumps
“[A] tightly plotted suspense story.”
—New York Times Book Review
“The author, writing under a pen name, relates ominous events and spooky developments with skill, adding an element of social commentary and a surprise twist ending—elevating this exercise in terror above the ordinary shocker.”
—Wall Street Journal
“If you like your thrillers with a dash of horror, you’ll love Riley Sager’s latest novel Lock Every Door….Suspenseful with twists you won’t see coming.”
—BuzzFeed, "The Best Thrillers of 2019"
“This obsessive read invites readers in for spine-tingling fun.”
“Riley Sager takes readers on a roller coaster ride where you will have just enough time to catch your breath before the next big twist hits you....This novel continues Sager's streak of providing a fresh and original voice to the world of psychological thrillers.”
“Builds to a devastating finale....Sager uses the darkening atmosphere and the tiniest thing that goes bump in the night for the utmost terror.”
“In short, Lock Every Door is a superb balancing act: a psychological suspense novel that walks the (very fine) line between ode to classic horror and inventive, modern-day suspense story all its own.”
—Crime by the Book
“[A] beloved thriller writer.”
—Bustle, “27 New Books Out in July 2019 to Get You Through the Sweaty Days of Summer”
“Sager fans and new readers alike will enjoy this heart-pounding thriller that cleverly weaves economic anxiety with something a whole lot darker. Jules must face the demons in the woodwork and in the world around her if she is to have any hope of a future. Because, ultimately, locking every door won’t keep the terror away if the terror is locked in there with you.”
—New York Journal of Books
“A compulsively readable thriller.”
—Publishers Weekly, starred review
“Sager (Final Girls) delivers a psychological, creepy, and unputdownable thriller....Likable characters, great writing, just enough twists....Purchase for Stephen King and Gillian Flynn fans.”
—Library Journal, starred review
“[A] nightmarish thriller set against the backdrop of a Manhattan fairy tale.”
“All those sunny summer afternoons could use a little darkness. For a poolside thriller, check out Riley Sager's Lock Every Door.”
—Good Housekeeping, “25 Best New Books for Summer 2019”
“Ready for another Riley Sager thriller? The Final Girls author's latest, Lock Every Door, is a twisted, heart-pounding ride.”
“Sager’s compulsive thrillers have become a highlight of the summer season, and Lock Every Door might well be the best yet.”
—CrimeReads, “Most Anticipated Crime Books of Summer”
“Sager’s third reinterpretation of iconic horror themes (following The Last Time I Lied, 2018) is an utterly riveting thriller.”
“Super eerie, this heart-pounding thriller from Riley Sager is sure to be another bestseller.”
—Bookstr, “8 Thrillers for Your Beach Bag This Summer”
“Riley Sager's Lock Every Door is a modern nightmare . . . breathtaking thriller."
—PopSugar, “13 Thrillers that Are Perfect for a Chilly Fall Night"
“Lock Every Door is Riley Sager’s best book yet. Unrelentingly eerie and supremely stylish, this book had me in its grip from the first page until its shockingly twisted conclusion.”
—Cristina Alger, bestselling author of The Banker's Wife
“Lock Every Door is a gem: fast-paced, crisp writing, stellar character development. Riley Sager's best book yet!”
—Kate Moretti, New York Times bestselling author of In Her Bones