Blake Crouch is an insane writer. I loved the WAYWARD PINES series so when his next standalone was available on NetGalley, I snapped it up. Boy, oh boy, did he not disappoint.
This novel is a wild ride through a future that is tangible yet foreign, frightening but possible. Not to even mention the morality questions that coincide with these scientific advances. I recommend this to folks who might be nervous about science fiction; it reads like what could be reality before we know it.
Thank you NetGalley and Crown Publishing for the digital ARC.
A killer premise, and excellent execution.
LOCK EVERY DOOR sets up a premise that leads us all to ask, what would I do in this circumstance?
Jules answers an ad to be an apartment sitter at the insanely luxurious and classic Bartholomew building on Manhattan's UWS. But with it comes strict rules, a creepy ambiance, and now a neighbor that can't be located... what is she to do? This novel is a real gothic suspenseful page-turner, and I willingly shirked responsibility to continue reading.
Riley Sager novels have been a tad hit or miss for me; I was underwhelmed by FINAL GIRLS, but really enjoyed THE LAST TIME I LIED. Happy to add LOCK EVERY DOOR to the list of books that I truly loved this year.
We creatures of the theatre must thrive on the variances of emotion, or how would we perform the roles required of us? // Karen Lee Street, EDGAR ALLAN POE AND THE LONDON MONSTER
This title has been on my shelf for a nice long time, and I had never gotten to it. But because my tour is in Baltimore, and Poe is everywhere, I decided to crack into it. While Baltimore isn't a locale in the book, I'm glad it spurred me into picking it up.
Karen Lee Street has created an entire world in the pages of this book, and I am delighted that there are more in the series. Poe is a dynamic character, haunted by his family at home, including his ill wife, but drawn into a mystery with Dupin - the first of his kind.
I was enthralled by the historical basis of this book, and the attention to detail within this period piece. Looking forward to more outings of Poe and Dupin; hopefully closer here to Baltimore's streets.