NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER: Lock Every Door debuted on the hardcover list at #9. It also debuted on the USA Today list at #41.
WIDESPREAD ACCLAIM FOR HARDCOVER: The hardcover has been praised with glowing reviews from The Wall Street Journal, Associated Press, Good Housekeeping, and authors including Ruth Ware. Lock Every Door was Amazon’s Best of the Month pick in the mysteries and thrillers category.
GROWING COVERAGE FOR LOCK EVERY DOOR: As of a week from publication, Lock Every Door already has 60% growth in publicity from The Last Time I Lied. Lock Every Door has been picked up by Book of the Month club, making Riley Sager their only “threepeat” author.
GREAT SUMMER READ: Like the hardcover, publication of the TR in summer guarantees great positioning on summer reading lists.
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.
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, The Last Time I Lied optioned as an Amazon Original and currently in development, and Lock Every Door put into development by Paramount Television.
TIE-IN POTENTIAL: The hardcover of Home Before Dark will publish in summer 2020, just after the trade paperback of Lock Every Door.
Praise for Lock Every Door
“Move over, Rosemary’s Baby, urban paranoia has a deliciously Gothic new address.”
“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
“[A] tightly plotted suspense story.”
—New York Times Book Review
“The author, writing under a pen name, relates ominous events and spooky developments with skill, adding an element of social commentary and a surprise twist ending—elevating this exercise in terror above the ordinary shocker.”
—Wall Street Journal
“If you like your thrillers with a dash of horror, you’ll love Riley Sager’s latest novel Lock Every Door, which feels eerily similar to Rosemary’s Baby (emphasis on the eerie) but with a broke millennial twist… Lock Every Door is suspenseful with twists you won’t see coming.”
—BuzzFeed, “The Best Thrillers of 2019”
“This obsessive read invites readers in for spine-tingling fun.”
“Riley Sager takes readers on a roller coaster ride where you will have just enough time to catch your breath before the next big twist hits you…. This novel continues Sager’s streak of providing a fresh and original voice to the world of psychological thrillers.”
“Dedicated to Ira Levin, the prophetically titled Lock Every Door builds to a devastating finale that is more chilling and believable than Rosemary giving birth to the son of Satan. Sager uses the darkening atmosphere and the tiniest thing that goes bump in the night for the utmost terror.”
“In short, Lock Every Door is a superb balancing act: a psychological suspense novel that walks the (very fine) line between ode to classic horror and inventive, modern-day suspense story all its own.”
—Crime by the Book
“[A] beloved thriller writer.”
—Bustle, “27 New Books Out in July 2019 to Get You Through the Sweaty Days of Summer”
“Sager fans and new readers alike will enjoy this heart-pounding thriller that cleverly weaves economic anxiety with something a whole lot darker. Jules must face the demons in the woodwork and in the world around her if she is to have any hope of a future. Because, ultimately, locking every door won’t keep the terror away if the terror is locked in there with you.”
—New York Journal of Books
“A compulsively readable thriller…Fans of Ira Levin, to whom the book is dedicated, will be delighted by Sager’s clever variation on a typical Levin plot.”
—Publishers Weekly, starred review
“Sager (Final Girls) delivers a psychological, creepy, and unputdownable thriller…. . Likable characters, great writing, just enough twists, and a Rosemary’s Baby vibe will make this a summer hit. Purchase for Stephen King and Gillian Flynn fans.”
—Library Journal, starred review
“[A] nightmarish thriller set against the backdrop of a Manhattan fairy tale.”
“All those sunny summer afternoons could use a little darkness. For a poolside thriller, check out Riley Sager’s Lock Every Door.”
—Good Housekeeping, “25 Best New Books for Summer 2019”
“Ready for another Riley Sager thriller? The Final Girls author’s latest, Lock Every Door, is a twisted, heart-pounding ride.”
“Sager’s compulsive thrillers have become a highlight of the summer season, and Lock Every Door might well be the best yet.”
—CrimeReads, “Most Anticipated Crime Books of Summer”
“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”
“Riley Sager’s Lock Every Door is a modern nightmare…breathtaking thriller.“
—PopSugar, “13 Thrillers that Are Perfect for a Chilly Fall Night”
“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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