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RILEY SAGER DOES IT AGAIN!!!
After losing her job and live-in boyfriend all in one day, Jules needs a refresh.
Forced to crash on her best friend's couch, she's absolutely desperate for a new start.
Determined to get back on her feet, whatever it takes, she ends up finding an opportunity in a very traditional place, the Classifieds section.
Apartment Sitter Wanted
The Bartholomew is one of the most prestigious apartment buildings in New York City and Jules cannot believe they actually want her to interview for the appointment.
Once inside the building, she is blown away. She cannot believe her luck. Pristine living quarters, breathtaking views and a handsome guy across the hall.
The pay is $12,000 to live in the apartment for 3-months. It sounds too good to be true. Are there other requirements
Yes, indeed there are, and that's where things get sketchy. She is told she will not be allowed any visitors, she cannot spend even one night away and she absolutely cannot hassle the other tenants. In fact, any interaction at all seems to be frown upon.
Her best friend, Chloe, tries to warn her off, but Jules doesn't see any other options for herself. What other choice does she have This it.
So, nagging reservations aside, she moves in.
Guys, I freaking loved this book so much! I cannot even describe to you how much fun this was for me to read. It basically has everything I love.
Sager's writing draws you in and the atmosphere is always intense. At this point, it's safe to conclude that I will buy every single book he ever has published.
The setting of the Bartholomew was absolutely brilliant.
The history surrounding the building, the other tenants, the odd rules; so compelling.
There were scenes, reading late into the night, when I was legit terrified. Without giving anything away, let's just say I have never been so fearful of something as unimposing as a dumbwaiter.
Ultimately, the plot went in a direction I never would have predicted and it is bizarre and so flipping good. This had a real film noir quality to it and I think Hitchcock, himself, would be impressed.
This was my most anticipated thriller of 2019 and it did not disappoint for a moment. I loved every minute of reading it!
Thank you so much, PENGUIN GROUP Dutton, for providing me with a copy to read and review. I cannot even express my level of gratitude.
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 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 building’s hidden past, and escape the Bartholomew before her temporary status becomes permanent.