PUBLICATION DATE: July 2nd, 2019
Thank you to the publisher, Dutton, for the eARC copy of this book via NetGalley.
ABOUT THE BOOK:
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.
Addictive, dark, creepy, gripping, thrilling! This book! WOW! I have read Riley Sager’s previous novels and absolutely LOVED them and this one was no different. You need this book. Like now!
I loved the dark, almost haunted feeling of the book. At times I was creeped out and it felt like I was right there in the book, wondering what sinister creepy thing would happen next. I loved the whole haunting vibe I got from the book. I found myself swiping through the pages wanting to know what would happen next. I was so engrossed and addicted to this book I simply could not put it down! I needed to know what was going on with the Bartholomew, what the whole idea of the building was, and I needed to know right away!
Imagine moving into a prestigious old building, called the Bartholomew, where many prestigious people live. The building is huge with an interesting history, and all Jules has to do is follow the rules given to her and essentially apartment sit. That’s it. And she will get paid handsomely to do so! Seems easy enough right!?
Jules is in apartment 12A and meets a young girl in the apartment below her in apartment 11A, who is also paid to house sit, by the name of Ingrid. They quickly become friends, meeting in the park and having a great chat. Late one evening in the Bartholomew Jules hears something concerning and decides to check on her friend Ingrid. When Ingrid answers her apartment door she insists that everything is fine, but Jules is not convinced. Ingrid promises all is well, and Jules decides there is nothing she can do. After all her friend did say all is fine. But something didn’t seem right, and Jules can’t help but feel there is more going on that her new friend isn’t telling her.
The next morning Jules learns that Ingrid is gone. She is told that Ingrid had moved out during the night, but Jules does not believe that. Determined to find out the truth, Jules does some searching and digging on her own to uncover the truth. Why would Jules suddenly disappear, and not say good bye to Jules? Something feels off and Jules vows to uncover the truth.
Without giving too much away you need to read this book! Be sure to get your hands on a copy when this book is released! You will love it!
Be sure to hold on tight because this book is going to take you for one heck of a thrill ride!
MY RATING: 5/5 stars