When young adult Jules Larsen is offered a job as an apartment sitter in one of the most notoriously grim apartment buildings in New York City for a large sum of money, she is unable to decline. Slowly, you meet the other residents of the apartment building, who are all famous and/or rich. Jules also meets the other apartment sitters in the building. But as she begins to discover the history behind the building and signs of something sinister start to appear, she finds herself wrapped up in a malevolent scheme that could cost her her life.
If you’re looking for a quick recommendation, yes, I would definitely recommend this book!
The first aspect of this book I enjoyed was the characters. They were quirky and easy to picture. Especially the main character, as the author developed her backstory thoughtfully and slowly. Over time, I understood her actions and motives. The other apartment residents and sitters seemed distant and at times untouchable, but I think that speaks to their lives as famous and wealthy citizens.
The second part that I enjoyed was the plot. It was slow-moving at first, but there was something about the writing that kept me going. Not to mention, I enjoyed every other book by Riley Sager, so I knew this one had to be good. As with any good mystery, the plot and writing built speed over time. I soon found myself unable to put the book down.
Which leads me to the part I enjoyed the most: the ending. It took me completely by surprise! I don’t want to give it away, as you should definitely read it, but I actually had a physical reaction to it: I felt nauseous. Imagine you are checked into a hospital or an insane asylum against your will when you aren’t physically or mentally ill.
Overall, I would recommend this book to a busy mom. It will keep you turning the page late into the night. It was difficult to put it down around the halfway mark. I don’t think this is my favorite book by Riley Sager, but I still really enjoyed it. I highly recommend if you also enjoyed it, then check out his other books, Final Girls and The Last Time I Lied.
Four out of five stars
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