Recently heartbroken and just plain broke, Jules accepts a job as an apartment sitter for one of New York’s oldest and most glamorous buildings. When she digs deeper into the Bartholomew's sordid past, she soon must race to unmask a killer and escape before her temporary status becomes permanent.
Sager 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.
... deliciously frightening ... Tension accelerates with each day’s stay as Riley Sager keeps the suspense grounded in reality in his third novel. The appealing Jules has an inner strength but also an acute vulnerability that stems from being alone in the world since her sister disappeared four years before ... 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.
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.