They’ve offered you a luxury apartment, rent free. THE CATCH: you may not live long enough to enjoy it…
No visitors. No nights spent away from the apartment. No disturbing the other residents.
These are the only rules for Jules Larson’s new job as apartment sitter for an elusive resident of the Bartholomew, one of Manhattan’s most high-profile private buildings and home to the rich and famous.
Recently heartbroken and practically homeless, Jules readily accepts the terms, ready to leave her past life behind.
Out of place among the extremely wealthy, Jules finds herself pulled toward other apartment sitter Ingrid. But Ingrid confides that the Bartholomew is not what it seems and the dark history hidden beneath its gleaming facade is starting to frighten her. Jules brushes it off as a harmless ghost story – but the next day, her new friend has vanished.
And then Jules discovers that Ingrid is not the first temporary resident to go missing…
Oh man, this book went to places I never expected!
We follow Jules Larsen, two weeks after she loses her job and her boyfriend cheats on her, she moves in with her best friend Chloe and is staying on her couch. But she notices an ad for an apartment sitter that pays extremely well and seems like a perfect reset button on her life. Jules sadly has no family left, her sister disappeared after work one day and then two years later her parents died.
Once she moves into this massive apartment over-looking central park, she starts to notice odd things happen, she starts hearing strange noises in the middle of the night. Then on her second day in the apartment her neighbour who she has started getting close with disappears and no one is telling her anything.
I honestly had no idea where this book was going, but it was captivating that I finished it in one day! I needed to know what was going on and why.
One thing I really enjoyed was how Jules grew, in the beginning of the book, she was timid and didn’t stand up for herself, she was always questioning if she was doing the right thing. However, you can see during the book that she starts believing in herself which is great.
I really loved that I couldn’t guess what was going on, and I had no idea who to trust! This was a fantastic book!