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“The twelfth floor is special”
Lock Every Door is about a girl name Jules, who wakes up in a hospital after being hit by a car. She is twenty-five, recently single, and very much struggling with money. But then she gets an opportunity to apartment sit in a very rich and exclusive complex in Manhattan.
All of the floors in the apartment complex have four units, except for the twelfth floor, which only has two, and one of those units happen to be the one that needs apartment sitting. Basically, our main character, Jules, will earn 4,000 a month, for three months, but no one is allowed in the apartment besides herself, and she is also expected to not get close to any of the other tenants, since they are mostly high profile celebrities who value their privacy.
Jules accepts, without question, even though the secrecy does give her a strange vibe. The new endeavor also takes a strange twist when the author of the book that she and her sister (who has been missing for almost a decade) obsessed over, Heart of the Dreamer, lives in the apartment complex. But Jules quickly befriends a couple other apartment sitters, who seem to know more information about this too good to be true offer they have all accepted.
You quickly meet many of the residents of this apartment, but when one goes missing, you will start to question it all, right along side Jules. And my favorite part of this story, was getting to know all of the players in this game and trying to piece together their probable motives. And honestly? I really loved reading the twists and turns, right up until the very end, sadly.
I didn’t like the end of this book, which I feel like is a very unpopular opinion. I just feel like it took a lot of inspiration from a very famous, award winning movie. I can’t tell you which movie, without completely spoiling the twist, but it was just too apparent for my liking and honestly just really ruined the ending for me.
Overall, this was a fun reading experience for the most part. This was my second book by the author, and I feel like he has a very captivating writing style that not only keeps you on your toes with guessing, but makes it almost impossible to not read his book in one sitting, because you never want to put it down.
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Content and Trigger Warnings: talk of being cheated on in the past, talk of loss of a loved one in the past, self-harm (fire + hand), talk of past suicide, talk of cancer, and murder.
[EXTRA:] Holy moly, Lock Every Door is going to be adapted!
Buddy read with Becky & Madison Mary! ❤
8 thoughts on “Lock Every Door by Riley Sager”
I didn’t know it was going to be adapted! I did get a movie vibe from it though, so I’d totally watch it. I get what you mean by the ending. You’ll have to PM me about what exactly about the ending so no spoilers on your blog ❤
Oh my word, I can’t believe the spoiler tag doesnt work on wordpress, but it works on goodread! I am laughing and crying at myself! Ahhhh! Basically, I just thought the *taking* of certain *things* was just too similar for me!
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LMAOO I’m laughing at how you said “I can’t tell you which movie” but then proceeded to tell us ❤ thank goodness I have not watched Get Out, tho!
I AM SCREAMING! I AM SO SORRY! IT IS BECAUSE GOODREADS LETS YOU DO THE SPOILER BRACKETS! I AM SO SORRY! OH MY GOD! I AM DEAD! GONE! HOLY SHIT!
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Well I’ve never seen that movie lol. However this was a GREAT review 😀
I’m currently listening to this audiobook and it’s intriguing me so far. I’ve heard a lot of comparison to American Horror Story as well – not sure if you watch that? Hotel is one of my favorite seasons so that was super interesting to me!