The Paris Apartment

By: Lucy Foley

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Goodreads description:

Jess needs a fresh start. She’s broke and alone, and she’s just left her job under less than ideal circumstances. Her half-brother Ben didn’t sound thrilled when she asked if she could crash with him for a bit, but he didn’t say no, and surely everything will look better from Paris. Only when she shows up – to find a very nice apartment, could Ben really have afforded this? – he’s not there.

The longer Ben stays missing, the more Jess starts to dig into her brother’s situation, and the more questions she has. Ben’s neighbors are an eclectic bunch, and not particularly friendly. Jess may have come to Paris to escape her past, but it’s starting to look like it’s Ben’s future that’s in question.

The socialite – The nice guy – The alcoholic – The girl on the verge – The concierge

Everyone’s a neighbor. Everyone’s a suspect. And everyone knows something they’re not telling.

Helen says: 🤓🤓🤓 1/4

I had a hard time getting into this book. I had to keep rereading chapters to remember what was going on (sober- not even after a night of drinking). It was boring at first. Halfway through- Aha- it picks up! A major revelation happens. The second half of the book is a lot seedier than the first half. Not the best book- not the worst book.

Holly says: 🤓🤓🤓3/4

I enjoyed this one. Lucy Foley does not disappoint, and this one is a very spicy and creepy whodunit, n’est-ce pas? The characters are not at all lovable, but the story is an entertaining murder mystery set in a chilling and cringe-worthy Paris apartment building. Foley does an excellent job creating an interesting chast of characters and a very creepy environment. Well worth the read.

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