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Review: Lock Every Door

Lock Every Door Lock Every Door by Riley Sager
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

It’s not an understatement to say that Riley Sager may just eclipse Harlan Coban as the next great thriller author. What starts as a seemingly harmless tale of one down on her luck girl's all expenses paid vacation in an illustrious hotel quickly turns into a decade-spannong and far reaching conspiracy of the utmost degree.

This is Sager‘s third thriller novel, and his writing continues to improve with each entry. What is most notable about his writing is that each book has both a unique feel to it, while also creating new signature hallmarks in his writing. Much like the other books, I enjoyed how this was a slow burn of a mystery, until the end, which escalated quite quickly. However, this setting is far different than the other two. Similarly, the split timeline device from the previous books is used again here, but in a different and refreshing way.

The only minor criticism I have is the sub plot involving Jules' sister. A lot of the plot is dedicated to it without any major payoff at the end. However, with everything else being incredible, this is a minor gripe.

The characters, both good and bad, are well fleshed out and I feel like I really got to know them well. Of the three protagonists of Sager's works, I feel Jules is the best developed. On the other hand, while twisted, the villains' motivations do make sense, and I could sadly see this as a real story in our society. Descriptions of the setting are exquisite and well described.

I highly recommend this one and cannot wait to see what Sager releases next.

Thank you to the publisher for providing me a copy to read and review. All opinions are my own.

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