Lock Every Door ๐Ÿ—️ Book Review

  

Written by Thelonia


Jules is between jobs, between boyfriends, with a nearly empty bank account. Which is when she gets an offer she can scarcely refuse - an offer that almost sounds too good to be true: baby-sitting an apartment at prestigious (and fictional) New York apartment building "The Bartholomew."

Unfortunately, things begin to fall apart almost immediately, with mysterious sounds in the night, disappearing tenants, and messages too strange to ignore. But will Jules be able to make it out in one piece?

Riley Sager, the author, clearly has a knack for crafting mysteries, with insecure female protagonists who unravel clues as the plot moves on around them. Whether it's the structure (which parallels author Ruth Ware's In the Dark, Dark Wood) or the mystery itself, there is not much new here.

The plot itself (spoilers ahead here) is very similar to films that tackled similar mysteries, to the point that nothing, but in particular not any of the "twists" (ostensibly the main attraction to the thriller genre) were particularly surprising.

I kept hearing Thoroughly Modern Millie's Mrs. Meers every time someone started opining about how they had no family or friends, in concerto with Rosemary's Baby's "All Them Witches."



Telegraphing your plot isn't always a bad thing, but you have to make up for it in execution of the other elements, and Sager's plot falls flat here. It seems like he's trying too hard to get those final "gasp" lines at the end of each chapter, in a move which brings more to mind the calculation behind famed asshole and best-selling author A. J. Finn, whose debut novel The Woman in the Window is basically just a half-hearted mashup of better and more original pieces. Sager seems to be less of a conniving bastard (that would be a feat in and of itself) but the comparison does worry me.

Sager's third and latest may not thrill the way his first two books do, but if you're a diehard fan or someone looking for a quick and easy read, Lock Every Door may be just what you're looking for.


Lock Every Door is available everywhere books are sold.

24 comments:

  1. ๋‚˜๋ˆ„๋ฏธ ๊ฒ€์ฆ ์ถ”์ฒœ | ๋ฐ”๋‘‘์ด์‚ฌ์ดํŠธ ํ˜„๊ธˆ๋ฐ”๋‘‘์ด ๋”ฑ 2๊ณณ๋งŒ ์ถ”์ฒœ ๊ฐ€์žฅ ์•ˆ์ „ํ•˜๊ณ  ์ •์งํ•˜๋ฉฐ ์‹ ์†ํ•œ ๋ฐ”๋‘‘์ด์‚ฌ์ดํŠธ๋ฅผ ๋ฉ”์ด์ € ์ค‘์—์„œ๋„ ๋ฉ”์ด์ €๋กœ ๋งŒ๋‚˜์‹ค ์ˆ˜ ์žˆ์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹ค ํ•œ๊ตญ์„ ๋Œ€ํ‘œํ•˜๋Š” ๋ฐ”๋‘‘์ด๊ฒŒ์ž„ ๋” ์ด์ƒ์˜ ๋ฐ”๋‘‘์ด์‚ฌ์ดํŠผ ์ ˆ๋Œ€ ์—†์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹ค ๋จนํŠ€๊ฒ€์ฆ์‚ฌ์ดํŠธ ๋‚˜๋ˆ„๋ฏธ ์ถ”์ฒœ์€ ์ •ํ™•ํ•ฉ๋‹ˆ๋‹ค ์ž์„ธํ•œ ๋‚ด์šฉ์€ ์›น ์‚ฌ์ดํŠธ๋ฅผ ๋ฐฉ๋ฌธํ•˜์‹ญ์‹œ์˜ค ํ˜„๊ธˆ๋ฐ”๋‘‘์ด.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Presently assume on the off chance that you consider a similar neighbor on people in general system that most likely will cost you a ton. office door buzzer system installation

    ReplyDelete
  3. This being the situation, you have to have joins salted all through the web so there is a more noteworthy blog comment service

    ReplyDelete
  4. Thank you very much for keep this information. locksmith Leeds

    ReplyDelete
  5. ๋‚ด ์ง€์‹์„ ํฌํ•จํ•˜๋Š” ๋‹ค์–‘ํ•œ ๋ฆฌ์†Œ์Šค๋ฅผ ๋ฐœ๊ฒฌํ•˜๋Š” ๊ฒƒ์€ ์‹ค์ œ๋กœ ์‹ค์šฉ์ ์ธ ๋ธ”๋กœ๊ทธ์ž…๋‹ˆ๋‹ค. ํ˜„๊ธˆ๋ฐ”๋‘‘์ด

    ReplyDelete
  6. This is a great inspiring article.I am pretty much pleased with your good work.You put really very helpful information... dr. locksmith

    ReplyDelete
  7. Initial You got a awesome blog. I determination be involved in plus uniform minutes. I view you got truly very functional matters. I determination be always checking your blog blesss. Door Lock

    ReplyDelete
  8. Thanks a lot for sharing this excellent info! I am looking forward to seeing more posts by you as soon as possible! I have judged that you do not compromise on quality. best ebooks online

    ReplyDelete
  9. Always so interesting to visit your site.What a great info, thank you for sharing. this will help me so much in my learning kryptonite lock

    ReplyDelete
  10. Nice to be visiting your blog again, it has been months for me. Well this article that i've been waited for so long. I need this article to complete my assignment in the college, and it has same topic with your article. Thanks, great share. buy Cialis online safely

    ReplyDelete
  11. Thank you for another great article. Where else could anyone get that kind of information in such a perfect way of writing? I have a presentation next week, and I am on the look for such information. WEED STRAINS

    ReplyDelete
  12. You completed a number of nice points there. I did a search on the issue and found nearly all people will have the same opinion with your blog. facebook

    ReplyDelete
  13. http://blog.fuzion4.co.uk/2015/01/light-it-lock-it-list-it-burglary-isnt.html?showComment=1592811980774#c4209505819576785393

    ReplyDelete
  14. Glad to be one of the visitors on this awe inspiring web site. London Locksmith

    ReplyDelete
  15. It is only that these locksmiths charge considerably less and henceforth regularly fall prey to doubt. locksmiths near me

    ReplyDelete
  16. I do trust all of the concepts you’ve presented for your post. They are really convincing and can certainly work. Nonetheless, the posts are too brief for newbies. May just you please lengthen them a little from next time? Thanks for the post. car key replacement london

    ReplyDelete
  17. That is very helpful for increasing my knowledge in this field. social media agency

    ReplyDelete
  18. this info was very useful for me, thank you for sharing! Locksmiths Scarborough

    ReplyDelete
  19. We are really grateful for your blog post. You will find a lot of approaches after visiting your post. Great work Locksmith Phoenix

    ReplyDelete
  20. I am grateful to you and expect more number of posts like these. Locksmith Seattle

    ReplyDelete
  21. This is very useful, although it will be important to help simply click that web page link: blog comment

    ReplyDelete