Is it over-the-top craziness?…. yep
Is it addictive and entertaining?… absolutely!
Did I feel like I was right next to Jules with my heart-pounding along with her?…. I was practically holding her hand!
Who is Jules, you might ask? She is the ever so curious protagonist who becomes an amateur sleuth when her stay at the ever so famous Bartholomew Apartment building begins to uncover its unsettling past. The buildings deep, dark secrets begin to surface, bubbling over. It’s Gothic structure is over a hundred-years old and some disturbing articles have been written about it.
Could she have made a mistake choosing to live here? The Gargoyle outside her window stood tall and ominous. It didn’t creep Jules out though, she thought it was like “a protector standing guard.” She doesn’t realize it quite yet, but she will need a protector!
I was completely drawn into this highly entertaining and unpredictable tale of the Bartholomew’s dark past with its observing walls and quirky, wealthy residents. I just had to find out what happened to the other missing apartment sitters.
I DARE NOT say more…. just read it for yourself and you can hold Jules hand as she tries to plan her escape!
This one is sure to stir up some discussions! Don’t miss it. OUT on July 2,2019. 5 STARS
No visitors. No nights spent away from the apartment. No disturbing the other residents, all of whom are rich or famous or both. These are the only rules for Jules Larsen’s new job as an apartment sitter at the Bartholomew, one of Manhattan’s most high-profile and mysterious buildings. Recently heartbroken and just plain broke, Jules is taken in by the splendor of her surroundings and accepts the terms, ready to leave her past life behind.
As she gets to know the residents and staff of the Bartholomew, Jules finds herself drawn to fellow apartment sitter Ingrid, who comfortingly, disturbingly reminds her of the sister she lost eight years ago. When 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 . . . until the next day, when Ingrid disappears.
Searching for the truth about Ingrid’s disappearance, Jules digs deeper into the Bartholomew’s dark past and into the secrets kept within its walls. Her discovery that Ingrid is not the first apartment sitter to go missing at the Bartholomew pits Jules against the clock as she races to unmask a killer, expose the building’s hidden past, and escape the Bartholomew before her temporary status becomes permanent.