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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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jillrhudy
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Rock solid surprise ending! I thought it was going to be cheesy and predictable after a few chapters but Sager really delivers. I say this as a non-thriller fan who wouldn‘t have even tried the book if not for Litsy. #thriller #suspense

Aimeesue Hmmmmmmm! 2d
Aimeesue And also: Gah! 2d
jillrhudy @Aimeesue Gah! is right! It was a lot more GAH! than I thought in fact! Some of the younger Littens claim to have guessed what the threat actually was to the protagonist but I didn't guess. I did, however, figure out very early on who the bad guy(s) was/were and my conviction never wavered despite the author's best efforts. I just never imagined. . .well, GAH!!! Maybe if I read more thrillers I'd have encountered this scenario. (edited) 13h
Aimeesue So this one time, a friend and I were taking a car trip around Colorado and we had been staying at youth hostels (we were very youthy). We got to one where we supposed to stay only to find the doors locked, with a notice that it was closed until further notice, and two missing persons fliers in the window, as it was the last place they'd been seen. Separately, weeks apart. Eeeeek. 5h
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jenniferajanes
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Like @cjbooklover , I thInk the twists in this book are well done. I can‘t say whether I like it better than The Silent Patient because they‘re two very different types of thrillers. I will say that I went through several theories of what was going on at The Bartholomew before I got to the end of the book. It was a great ride!

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cjbooklover
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This was so good!! I loved all the twists and turns. The build up in the beginning was definitely met in the end. I liked this one better than The Silent Patient. Will definitely be checking out some more of Riley Sager‘s books!

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jenniferajanes
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I‘m wrapping up some work, and then I‘ll settle in for the weekend with @cjbooklover ‘s copy of Lock Every Door. She liked it better than The Silent Patient. Will I agree? 🤔

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Serenity_Within86
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Back to Lock Every Door

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AvidReaderandGeekGirl
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It was a very slow start, but the ending was worth it!

jillrhudy Totally. 2d
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candority
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Lock Every Door was a quick, suspenseful, and entertaining read. I loved the first 80% or so of the book, but unfortunately, the ending lost me. I can see why people have been loving this book, but it reminded me too heavily of two other works (see the comment marked as a spoiler below). What started out as a 5-star contender is receiving a final rating of 3-stars - I liked it, but I wish the ending was more satisfying for me!

candority It felt too reminiscent of a mix between Ira Levin‘s novel, Rosemary‘s Baby, and Jordan Peele‘s movie Get Out. Did anyone else feel this way?! 1w
jillrhudy I fear this may be the second thriller in a row for me with an unsatisfactory ending. I didn‘t care for the ending of Ruth Ware‘s latest either 1w
nicebicycle I like the Get Out comparison! I thought it seemed like a mashup of several Law and Order episodes (not that I don't love L&O). Fast-paced and suspenseful, but kind of light in the end. 1w
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candority @jillrhudy Oh, interesting - I actually liked the ending of The Turn of the Key! Hopefully this one doesn‘t end up being disappointing for you! 1w
candority @nicebicycle Hmm, I haven‘t watched many Law and Order episodes, but from what I have seen, I can understand the comparison! 1w
BookDragonNotWorm I thought it was a Rosemary's Baby ripoff too! I kept waiting for a twist, but, sadly it never came. Surprising, because his other books are SO good. 1w
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Owlizabeth
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My least favorite of his books. The tension just wasn‘t there for me. 👍🏼👍🏼1/2

megzlynn Agreed! And I didn‘t like the main character that much. (edited) 1w
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Serenity_Within86
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About to start this bad boy 🤓📚🤗🌜🦉☕

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Bailedbailed

I had a feeling I knew where this book was headed. Checked. Yep. Not what I want to be reading now. Going back to Amazon. Writing-wise, his books keep getting better, though.

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Izaday
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Listening to this one by audiobook was a good choice. Good suspense. Good story.

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So here‘s the thing, I‘m pretty sure Riley Sager could write absolutely anything and I would enjoy it. I say that because I almost feel like this book was his “absolutely anything”. As I‘m reading this tale of Jules a 20 something orphan with no surviving family to speak of who gets a to-good-to-be-true job of a life time as an...Full review here: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2681703262?book_show_action=false&from_rev...

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candc320
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First day of school means day off for this mama! Diving into this one and so excited! #botm

marleed Haha. Enjoy your day off! 1w
candc320 Thanks @marleed !! 1w
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Jeannineth
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Happy Sunday!

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Book_yogi
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Lock Every Door is my first BOTM purchase, a thriller with so many twists and turns. It starts in the middle and then takes us back to the beginning, with more and more plot twists with each chapter. At one point I was a little disappointed in what I thought was the answer, to then be victim of yet another, so much more interesting plot twist, with many great aha moments. If you think it is a typical mystery, don‘t, may be surprised.

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AshleyC816
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A creepy, fun read! I flew through this one in an afternoon. I knew there was going to be a twist, I guessed part of it, but not all. It‘s always fun to be surprised!

MelissaSue81 Yeah this twist was too weird to guess! 1w
brit91 Awww!😍🐶 1w
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Jnnlb
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Riley Sager does not disappoint. Make sure your doors are locked #netgalley #lockeverydoor #rileysager

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Lizpixie
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Mehso-so

Not a huge fan of this one I must say. Although I enjoyed the authors previous two books, I think with this one he was trying to be too clever and just fell a bit flat. It‘s not often I give a so-so out, but this was just not up to the clear Rosemarys Baby vibes he was trying to sell. But just because it wasn‘t for me doesn‘t mean you won‘t enjoy it, people‘s tastes are wide and varied. So give it a go and tell me what you think! #HSreadathon

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cassiopia
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OH. MY. EFFING. LANTA!!!

This literally had me on the edge of seat!!!!! I even threw soda bottle tops at one point.

Guys, this is such a great thriller that anyone who loves the genre HAS to read this book.

So. F**king. Good!!

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Ms.Story
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I'm already anticipating his next one! I stayed up ALLLLLL NIIIIIGGGHHTT to finish this one. And jumped at every sound and shadow 🤣

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Megabooks
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Yeah, I just might‘ve ordered some books. #nationalbookloversday I had to celebrate somehow!! 🥳📚🥳

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Lizpixie
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My #bookndinner tonight was homemade hamburgers & chips(I even handmade the patties myself!) Paired with Riley Sagar‘s new novel, and I must admit, my Penrith Panthers vs Cronulla Sharks footy game in the background (Go Panthers!🏉)

Lizpixie Panthers won 26-20!!!🙌🥇🏆 2w
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Lizpixie
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Hello my fellow Littens! I‘ve finally kicked my migraine thank god. But here in NSW we‘re having a “polar blast” weather phenomenon which means severe winds, cold temps & a low pressure system which is all combining to make my autonomic dysfunction & CRPS a living hell instead. Yay.🙃At least I can read again.🙌I‘ve also managed to find some of my grandkids picture books from behind my #TBRStacksOfDoom so I can get started on my #BBRC👧🏻 #A2Z

DivineDiana Glad you are feeling better! ❤️ 2w
LeeRHarry It ain‘t that warm in Victoria either! 🙃 2w
LeeRHarry Oh and of course I am glad you are better 😊 2w
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Lizpixie @LeeRHarry it‘s never that warm in victoria right?😋 Oh, and thank you for the thought😂 2w
LeeRHarry @Lizpixie 🤪 right back at you! 😏 2w
Crazeedi Brrr! Not looking forward to winter in the states! Glad you're feeling better 😘 2w
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laurenslibrary
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A quick, engaging read! Totally original. Loved it.

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alecia3dixie
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I really liked this book! I absolutely loved Final Girls, then was only so-so on The Last Time I Lied. So when I read this, I was really hoping for a comeback. I think he definently delivered! The beginning of the book is slow but still enough to keep my attention. Then the ending I was not expecting at all! I love books that can take me by surprise and this one definently did! A lot of mixed reviews, but we all have different tastes! (:

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bexreadsbooks
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Long car ride = lots of time to read!

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Nitpickyabouttrains
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Another great book by Sager. Cool mystery. I loved the characters. I did guess one of the big reveals, but the book still managed to surprise me. Love it when that happens.

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Booklover2
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Didn‘t you ever hear “if it‘s too good to be true, then it probably is”?

When someone will pay you to live for 3 months in a swanky hotel in the heart of NYC, all you have to do is follow the rules and at the end of the stay you get a huge payload, RUN!!!!

I love creepy hotels with questionable tenants. Think Rosemarys Baby, but not really. Lol!

A good little page-turner.

Recommend

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Lost_Mermaid
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I was certainly not disappointed in this one. I‘ve come to expect creepy from Riley Sager and this one met my expectations. My absolute favorite book ever is Rosemary‘s Baby and if I had to choose between the Bramford and the Bartholomew well ... The Bartholomew is just beyond creepy. No thank you sir. I have to give this one 5 shells 🐚🐚🐚🐚🐚/5

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Heyhelloitsjo
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Definitely going to be reading more by this author. This was a hell of a ride.

bexreadsbooks I highly recommend Final Girls by this author—it‘s SO good! 2w
Heyhelloitsjo @bexreadsbooks that‘s what I‘ve heard!! Gonna get it today! 2w
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Lizpixie
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Got in a couple of chapters of Riley Sagar‘s latest before joining the #LitsyMigraineClub Now I‘m dosed up with meds, lying in my dark bedroom with a wet cloth on my eyes. Well, I will be once I post this. Hubby is being unsympathetic, blaming all the reading I‘ve been doing since the new glasses. Pah, as if! He‘s obviously a philistine. It‘s all the radio waves the aliens bombard us with of course👽 #HSreadathon

Megabooks Sorry about the migraine!! 2w
Butterfinger Hope you feel better soon and your husband can read to you. 2w
Crazeedi Hope you get feeling better very soon! Hugs!! 2w
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2pirates1princess
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Currently reading.... so far so good

AJBowers This is on my list! 2w
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PolaroidPoet
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Trying to read by book light... these two think it‘s a cat lamp. 😹 #catsoflitsy

WellReadCatLady Such pretty kitties! 2w
squirrelbrain Lovely picture! 😻😻 2w
brit91 😻😻😻😻 2w
thewallflower0707 Two royals! 2w
Nute OMG! Such a cool photo and funny post!😻 1w
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BookBridget
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BFCR2 Wk#6 check-in. 4 out 6 books read (1 was an audiobook). I lost my momentum after I got back from vacation at the end of June. Only made my step goal 1 of 6 weeks. But I've lost weight and can fit in 2 pairs of shorts from last summer. Drinking more water than wine. So small successes. #BOTM

#teamnewbie @wanderinglynn @laurar311 @crazyspine @WriterAtHeart @BookishBelle @mc916 @jmtrivera @Honeybeegirl

crazyspine "Drinking more water than wine" ? 2w
BookBridget @crazyspine you are laughing? Well, I'm drinking water right now. 😀 2w
Econaghan Good for you! 👏🏻 2w
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jmtrivera Hey, some days the wine wins. 😂 2w
wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌 Great job! 2w
Dawnrod1970 Awesome job! 2w
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LazyLibrary
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️Another hit from Riley Sager! Dive into the creepy & haunting atmosphere of the Bartholomew, Manhattans most secretive apartments. Only occupied by the elite, & any unsuspecting apartment sitters who are unfortunate enough to get the job. Jules is grieving, heartbroken & broke. With nowhere to go, she takes a job that seems too good to be true, & soon she‘ll discover that she‘s the Bartholomew‘s favorite kind of tenant. 🔪 #botm

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laurenslibrary
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Up next! 🗝

tracey38 I've heard nothing but amazing things about this one! 3w
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Lisas.Library
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5 stars
I really like Riley Sagers writing. I fly through his books. Lock Every Door was no exception, I loved everything about it. It‘s a dark, atmospheric, eerie thriller with a gothic feel to it. One of my favorite things was, just when I thought I had it all figured out, I realized how off base I was. Highly recommend.

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Syl
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Annoying , misleading
Poorly researched scientific facts.
Was thoroughly disappointed at the end, though the first half was an engrossing read.

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PolaroidPoet
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💜#botm

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irre
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This was the perfect airplane read. Fast and compelling! Thanks to #Netgalley

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erank58
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Major #unpopularopinion time. But that's the beauty of places like Litsy, it's always fun to share ?

I'm really not having luck with some of these recent releases. For this, I found it just plain messy, so much that I couldn't buy into the "fun" that it was probably supposed to be. Especially after strongly disliking The Last Time I Lied, this is just not an author I jive with.

Anyone else not a fan? Would love to hear your thoughts! #botm

Megabooks I didn‘t like Final Girls that much. I have TLTIL from BOTM, but it‘s part of the backlog. I didn‘t see the the point of getting this one. Doing the BOTM challenge in 2017 soured me to mysteries/thrillers. 3w
erank58 @Megabooks I've been having such a problem with BOTM thrillers lately. They just aren't doing anything for me! I think I'll stick to their other picks for a few months 👌 3w
cherinium I've only read Final Girls. I wasn't blown away by it, but did find it to be a nice palate cleanser between some epic fantasy #chunksters. I have the other two Sager books on my shelves, but am in no huge hurry to get to them. I'll probably pick them up when I want something to read quickly as a break from the longer, more involved books 3w
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erank58 @cherinium I think that's exactly what his books are good for--they are entertaining and fast paced, but not heavy-handed. I have heard that Final Girls is the one people have liked the least, so maybe this one will work for you! 3w
cherinium @erank58 You never know. I feel like sometimes you get lucky and read a book at the right place and time in your life, and it just clicks. On the other hand, sometimes you pick a book up at the wrong time and can't enjoy it even if it's in your normal wheelhouse. I will sometimes give a so-so book a second chance if I feel I was just in the wrong headspace the first time around. 3w
ravenlee I read The Last Time I Lied on a whim and found it pretty mediocre. Mildly entertaining, but I didn‘t think it was terribly thrilling or suspenseful. Not too interested in following this author, myself. 3w
Hooked_on_books I‘m a big fan of the mystery/thriller genre, but I just don‘t like Sager. I liked the second half of Final Girls, so I read his second book and thought it was awful—a whole lot of writing with almost no plot. I won‘t even bother with this one. I don‘t really get the love for him. 3w
Marilyncjackson I didn‘t like this book either. I found it very boring. It was labeled a gothic thriller (and that‘s what other reviewers said) but it was so very boring. I was able to skip from page 66 to 20 pages from the end and get the general idea of what was going on. There was so much repeating, and “telling” from the author that you didn‘t need to read the whole book to get the story. I said I bailed on it because I only read 1/4 of it. 3w
cherinium @ravenlee @Hooked_on_books @Marilyncjackson @Megabooks I'm happy to see some people speaking out about things they did not enjoy about Sager's books, because my feed is usually filled with raving reviews of his books. At the same time, your comments are not mean spirited and harsh like many negative reviews on Goodreads. I love that Litsy is a platform where it's ok to admit you don't like something without making those who do like it feel bad. 3w
Marilyncjackson @cherinium that‘s why I tend to like Litsy better for reviews because people are more professional and less personal (by this I mean personally attacking authors which is not cool) thank Goodreads. It is also nice to know I am not alone in my dislike of this book. 😊 3w
cj82487 I have this book on my shelf right now to eventually read but I keep coming across mixed reviews on it too. I was excited to pick it but now it sits there for the moment I decide to pick it up and actually read it 🤷‍♀️ 3w
erank58 @cj82487 I'll be curious what you think of it! 2w
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Tera0707
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I read only five books in July. But hey, I‘m okay with that. They were all good; my favorite being Lock Every Door.

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Craftylikefox
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Finished this morning! Another enjoyable thriller from Riley Sager. Jules takes a job as an apartment sitter in the luxurious Bartholomew. The rules might seem strict and kind of strange but she could use the twelve thousand dollars she will be paid to stay there for three months. When an apt sitter goes missing and Jules learns that sitter is not the only one that has gone missing she is racing to find answers before she could share the same fate

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Marilyncjackson
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Bailedbailed

Why oh why did I believe the hype. This book is so boring!! I hate endless descriptions and bland characters and this book had all of that plus some. I did skip to the last twenty pages the end was ok. A little too long and repetitive. I firmly believe that a thriller needs to start being thrilling by the 20% mark or you risk losing your audience. The most action that happened by 20% in this book was a fall in the lobby. So not thrilling.

erank58 Totally agree! 3w
cj82487 I keep coming across this sentiment with this book. I have it on my shelf but have yet to read it. Also I completely agree that if something is described as a thriller I need to be caught up and overwhelmed quickly with the story or I'm putting it down and walking away 3w
Marilyncjackson @cj82487 you should still try it. You might like it. I just found it boring but it‘s not a bad book. The writing is gothic and pretty in some cases, but I want more than pretty words 😊 3w
cj82487 @Marilyncjackson I'm sure I'll pick it up eventually. It never fails I pick out my botm and get all excited then when I get my box I'm already up to my ears in books I'm reading that it sits until it grabs my attention again 🤷‍♀️ 3w
Marilyncjackson @cj82487 lol that is is it goes for me and Library holds. 3w
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Godpants
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Yep. Even better than the other two. Super fun ride.

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Owlizabeth
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tjwill Score! 3w
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Michellesibs
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Riley Sager is my best discovery of recent years, I LOVED LOVED LOVED Final Girls, i LOVED LOVED LOVED The Last Time I Lied, therefore I went into this book with massively high expectations. Plus this is my 1000 book since I started logging my reads so the pressure on this book was enormous!
See my full review here:
https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2588005149

TheQuietQuill I‘m reading this now and am hooked! 3w
Michellesibs I can't wait to hear what you think of it @TheQuietQuill 3w
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CherylSwafford
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Very entertaining! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
#suspense

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Started July‘s #BOTM ❤️

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