Jules Larsen applies for a job that has very specific stipulations. No visitors, no talking to other guests, no overnights away from the apartment; all Jules has to do is basically live in the apartment and she will receive a large weekly salary. Jules is stuck in a place where she doesn’t have much of a choice. She and her boyfriend have broken up, and she has very little money. Living in this mysterious and luxurious building called the Bartholomew will be a great escape from the mess that she is living in right now.
Jules becomes friends with a fellow guest named Ingrid and is drawn to her because she reminds her of her missing sister. After Ingrid mysteriously disappears, Jules begins to dig into the history of the Bartholomew and finds some concerning information.
I enjoyed this book. It moved a little slower than Riley Sager’s last two books which I absolutely loved. The second half of the book moved a lot quicker drawing the reader to find out what is going on in the Bartholomew.
Riley Sager is a solid choice now for me, knowing that I will enjoy his books. This was probably my least favorite of all of his books, but his last two were just so fantastic, it is hard to follow up!
My daughter read this after me, and she also enjoyed the book. The ending of the book creates some questions about the occurrences of these types of situations happening in the world. I can’t say much without giving it away, but I was shocked to find out about the one subject matter that does happen in the real world!