Riley Sager’s Lock Every Door is the best thriller I have read in a long time. The story and Jules Larsen, the main character, were so interesting that I read Lock Every Door in one night.
Jules Larsen is 25 years old. On the same day she lost her job and found her boyfriend cheating on her in their apartment. She is sleeping on her best friend’s couch when Jules gets an offer that is too good to be true. The Bartholomew, one of the most famous apartment buildings in New York City, wants to pay her 12 thousand dollars to live there for three months.
Unable to find work, deep in debt, with no family to count on, Jules moves into the Bartholomew believing she has been offered a huge reset button. In three months, she will have thousands of dollars and a new lease on life.
As soon as she moves in, Jules begins to notice strange things. The rules she must live by are also concerning and controlling. But Jules is desperate.
What Jules winds up discovering was surprising. Sure, there was a little bit of the unreal that often makes its way into stories, but Jules is a very likable character. The story kept me on the edge of my bed.
If you like thrillers, you will love Lock Every Door.