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Lock Every Door
A Novel
By (author): Riley Sager
9781524745141 Hardcover English General Trade FICTION / Thrillers / Suspense Jul 02, 2019
$35.00 CAD
Active 6.24 x 9.31 x 1.28 in 384 pages Dutton
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 York’s 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 Larsen’s 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 Ingrid’s disappearance, Jules digs deeper into the Bartholomew’s dark past and 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 building’s hidden past, and escape the Bartholomew before her temporary status becomes permanent.

Story Locale: New York City

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR: The hardcover of The Last Time I Lied landed on the New York Times bestseller list at #15.

AWARD-WINNING AUTHOR: Riley Sager won the ITW 2018 Award for Best Hardcover Novel for Final Girls, which was also a national and international bestseller.

AMAZING COVERAGE POTENTIAL: Final Girls and The Last Time I Lied both brought in both fantastic publicity opportunities and review coverage, and Lock Every Door will be able to capitalize on the previous books’ momentum.

ON THE SCREEN: Sager’s growing author brand will be promoted through a different medium, with Final Girls’s film rights optioned by Universal Studios and The Last Time I Lied optioned as an Amazon Original and currently in development.

Lock Every Door is the third thriller from Riley Sager, the pseudonym of an author who lives in Princeton, New Jersey. Riley’s first novel, Final Girls, was a national and international bestseller that has been published in more than two-dozen countries, won the ITW Thriller Award for Best Hardcover Novel, and is currently being developed into a feature film by Universal Pictures. Sager’s second novel, The Last Time I Lied, was a New York Times besteller.

Author Residence: Princeton, New Jersey

Author Hometown: Pennsylvania

Marketing: National print and online publicity

National author tour

National advertising

Radio interviews

Social media promotion

Pre-publication consumer outreach

Bookstagram campaign

Author Website:

Author Social Media: @riley_sager;;

Praise for Lock Every Door

“Sager’s third reinterpretation of iconic horror themes (following The Last Time I Lied, 2018) is an utterly riveting thriller that melds Rosemary’s Baby with Sager’s masterful storytelling.”


“Super eerie, this heart-pounding thriller from Riley Sager is sure to be another bestseller.”

Bookstr, “8 Thrillers for Your Beach Bag this Summer”

“Move over Rosemary’s Baby, urban paranoia has a deliciously Gothic new address.”

—Ruth Ware

“The Bartholomew is an apartment building of terrifying secrets. You’ll find startling twists and alarming surprises down every dark hallway. It’s too late to lock the doors—the horror is already inside. My favorite thriller of the year!”

—R.L. Stine, author of Goosebumps

Lock Every Door is Riley Sager’s best book yet. Unrelentingly eerie and supremely stylish, this book had me in its grip from the first page until its shockingly twisted conclusion.”

—Cristina Alger, bestselling author of The Banker’s Wife

Lock Every Door is a gem: Fast-paced, crisp writing, stellar character development. Riley Sager’s best book yet!”

—Kate Moretti, New York Times bestselling author of In Her Bones

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