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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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intothehallofbooks
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Finished my next book club pick a little earlier than I normally do because I couldn‘t resist reading another Riley Sager book. This was wild! Started at a nice slow pace and the suspense increased pretty deliciously over the course of the story. I did not see that ending! I had no idea the mystery surrounding the Bartholemew would be THAT!! So creepy! A lot of fun to read and I didn‘t figure it out. I suspect my book club will love this one.

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Bibliophile004
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I give this book 4/5 stars. It starts out slow, but give it a chance. For those that grew up on Goosebumps stories, R L Stine endorsed this book :). It‘s the equivalent to a horror motive where you keep yelling at the main character to STOP! The ending will keep you in your toes.

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BookLineNSinker
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I really enjoyed this one and it's the first book I've read straight through in 2 weeks at least, so it kept my interest for sure! Jules gets a lucky break with the apartment sitter position she landed in NYC's highly esteemed Bartholomew building. She gets to touch elbows with the rich and famous and get posts for living in luxury... but as other apartment sitters disappear Jules begins to wonder if there are sinister forces at work.. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️🌟

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BookLineNSinker
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Just picked this one up because I saw it on an 'all-time best thriller' list and I've been really bored lately by every book I pick up. I just haven't been able to get invested. So, I was looking for an easy read that will keep me interested and in my toes. I feel like there's been a lull in good thriller releases since the end of the year and nothing (*except The Shards) has kept me engaged. I do go thru these moods from time to time.

5feet.of.fury I really liked this one! I hope it comes through as your slump breaker 🤞 4w
Reggie You might like Drift by CJ Tudor. I‘m not one for thrillers and the I just couldn‘t stop reading it, lol. 4w
BookLineNSinker I really liked this one it was extremely twisted! Just what I like 😆 About to put up a review! 3w
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Atheall
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Another Riley Sager, another pick for me! I always find his books to keep me on my toes and to be easy reads. I felt that this one was one of my favorites of his. Little paranormal, little family trauma, lots to keep it interesting.

5feet.of.fury This one was my favorite of his! So good! 1mo
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Blueberry
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MatchlessMarie This was actually the first one that came to mind for me too but I used it on the pink prompt 😆 Really great book too. I think I finished it in 1-2 days. 1mo
Blueberry @MatchlessMarie Our titles were so similar I had to check if they were the same. 1mo
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bthegood
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Jules is hired to live at the Bartholomew - seems too good to be true - it is - twists and turns - a good thriller - the ending a bit “scooby -doo“ - it didn't fit with the rest of the story (which was a solid thriller IMO). #BookSpinBingo
#Two4Tuesday thanks for the tag @eeclayton @TheSpineView- I listen to music more than podcasts, and if I'm driving alone I listen to audio books (I always have at least one going).
Make a great day everyone 🙂

TheSpineView ❤️🎧📘 5mo
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bthegood
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“Light slices the darkness, jerking me awake.“

#FirstLineFridays @ShyBookOwl

Make a great day everyone - 🙂

ShyBookOwl One of my faves!! Enjoy! 5mo
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5feet.of.fury
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Oooh, might be my fave Sager. Working my way through the backlog.
Great twist!

Down on her luck Jules gets a job as an apartment sitter at a luxury complex with a spooky history.

#Scarathlon2022 #TeamSlaughter #spookoween #31by31

BeeMagical YASS!!👏🏻👏🏻 Totally agree! 5mo
Catsandbooks 🙌🏼☠️💜 5mo
kplovesbooks This was my first of his. Then I instantly went add everything else he had written to my TBR. 😂 5mo
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5feet.of.fury @kplovesbooks so good! Love Sager, I think I only have 1 left 5mo
kplovesbooks @5feet.of.fury LOL. I have 2 and 3/4 left. 😏 I'm 25% into Final Girls (not feeling it yet, not sure why 🤷) and then Last Time I Lied and Home Before Dark. 5mo
5feet.of.fury @kplovesbooks Final Girls was the first I read by him, not my favorite ultimately but I loved the 2 MCs! Home Before Dark was good, I think that was my Scarathlon Sager read last year 😂 5mo
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TheAromaofBooks
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@AprilMae thank you so much for this lovely #LitsyLoveFallSwap package!! I love it!!! This candle smells AMAZING and the pumpkin is so adorable!! And I am excited about both these books. Hope your fall is going fabulously!

Thanks so much for hosting @Bookgoil @Deblovestoread !!!

Deblovestoread Lovely goodies especially that pumpkin. 5mo
Bookgoil So many fun goodies!!! 🍁 5mo
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sprainedbrain
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Mehso-so

Well.

That was 🦇💩 crazy, not the least bit plausible, full of one-dimensional annoying characters, and had a truly dumb ending.

Naturally, I listened to it almost nonstop in one day.🤷🏻‍♀️

⭐️⭐️⭐️

Also my #bookspin for October.

mcctrish 🤣🤣 6mo
DaveGreen7777 I love this review! 😂🤣 6mo
Jemgirl2014 And that‘s my favorite by him. 😂 6mo
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5/5 ⭐️ for this Sager novel. I enjoyed the suspense built around the possibility of a coven to black market mayhem. This book kept me on the edge of my seat. Bravo!

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Tera66
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#WonderousWednesday @Eggs
1. Lock Every Door, Queen of the Night, The Gone Dead, Siren Queen, These Silent Woods.

2. The flowers my Aunt and Uncle sent me for my Birthday today!🌷🌻🌼🌹🌺🌹⚘️

Eggs Lovely💐 Happy Birthday 🎈🎉 🎈 9mo
bthegood happy birthday 9mo
Tera66 @bthegood and @Eggs Thank you!🥰 9mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Happy birthday 🎂🎈🎉🎁🎊 I‘m sorry your name somehow missed the calendar 😫 9mo
Tera66 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks No worries! I've had so many at this point!😁 I just always hope for a calm low key day! 9mo
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Tera66
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This was my first Riley Sager, and holy moly😳 this was wild. This was hard to put down and in the end it really scared me. I stayed up past my bedtime to finish this last night.🥱 I had reached the point of no return and was not going to sleep until I knew what was happening. 😁 Fast paced and super fast, fun read.

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AlaMich
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This might be an #unpopularopinion but this is not feeling very thriller-y, and I‘m at the halfway point. Not much has happened, and the things that have happened are not very creepy.

I hope it picks up!

Texreader Love that new adjective “thriller-y”! I think it works! 9mo
AlaMich @Texreader I heard it on the Get Booked podcast. Definitely a word in need of coining! 9mo
janeycanuck The “thrills” all come right at the end - I found it a bit of a slow burn. 9mo
AlaMich @janeycanuck Ok, I will stick with it then. Thanks! (edited) 9mo
janeycanuck @AlaMich I hope it pulls through for you! 9mo
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Tera66
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#WonderousWednesday @Eggs ⚘️
Thank you @Eggs and @Bklover for the tag💗
1. The Bartholomew Hotel in N.Y. City 🏨

2. Feral Creatures by Kira Jane Buxton🦍🐺🦅🦉🐅🐆🐻🦫🐿🦨🦧🦜🐋🐳🦭🐘🦏🦛

3. I want to read them all!!📚

Eggs I must read the tagged!! 9mo
Tera66 @Eggs I'm really liking it so far😊 9mo
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Tera66
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MatchlessMarie What a combo lol 🗝 10mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! I'm with @MatchlessMarie - these two seem like quite the contrast!! 10mo
Tera66 @MatchlessMarie & @TheAromaofBooks Right?! But that's how I like it, I get bored if I read the same genre back to back.😊 10mo
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MatchlessMarie @Tera66 I just thought it was interesting since both have locked doors in them. 10mo
Tera66 @MatchlessMarie LOL, yes, perfect! I didn't catch on. 10mo
MatchlessMarie @Tera66 I‘m reading a retelling of Alice right now so it‘s on the brain 😂 also I loved Lock Every Door. Nice hat tip to Rosemary‘s Baby. 10mo
Tera66 @MatchlessMarie oooh! I was hoping that Lock Every Door was gonna be spooky 👻 10mo
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crimeanddramabookaholic
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️Apartment sitting for $4000 a month, a few strange rules. It seems to good to be true…and it definitely is. The ending is where this book shines, it stills makes me shiver to think how cold and creepy this book descends. 1st Riley Sager book will defo pick up another.

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jackilynn
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Slow night at work tonight so maybe I will read for a little bit. 🤔🤓🤪

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jackilynn
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Apparently I am in the mood for mysterious apartments this month 🤔🤓📖

Alfoster Loved both of these! 13mo
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BeeMagical
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Thank you @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🖤

I feel like everyone must be sick of me recommending Sager😂 But I‘m a sucker for a thriller, and he just knocks them out of the park! 🖤

Typically a thriller, or self-improvement books that really hit home👌🏼✨

I usually only recommend when asked!

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I‘ve got all of them and need to read them!! 1y
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Katie.happens
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Mehso-so

I have LOVED Sanger‘s other work, but this one couldn‘t pull me in the way the others did. It had all the right ingredients, but to me the finished product wasn‘t what I had hoped.

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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!! 1y
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magicalshelves
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Pickpick

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!! 1y
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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!! 1y
TheSpineView Thanks for playing! 🤩📖😊 1y
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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!)

rather_be_reading love Sager! 14mo
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DarkMina
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#julyjourneys #NewYork

Set in New York.

Eggs 💗🖤💗 2y
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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. 2y
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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. 2y
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!! 2y
kyraleseberg I enjoy Sager's thrillers each summer for their campy vibes but this one was a real letdown. 2y
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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? 2y
kyraleseberg @Andrea4 I really loved The Last Time I Lied. It's campy but the vibe hit the right mark for me! 2y
Andrea4 @kyraleseberg well I have that one on the TBR so hopefully if will redeem itself! 2y
kyraleseberg @Andrea4 🤞 I hope you like it as much as I did! It's a great summer read! 2y
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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 📚🙌🏻 2y
maich @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I love these. If you have them on tbr shelf you should read them. I own ebooks on my kindle. 2y
Eggs Haven‘t read these yet...great choices 👏🏻📚👏🏻 2y
maich @Eggs If you like suspense and creepy psyhological thrillers you should read them. 2y
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Pearrr
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So far so good #nowreading📖

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InkedBookworm13
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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! 2y
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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! 2y
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