The Paris Apartment by Lucy Foley | Review

The Paris Apartment | Lucy FoleyWilliam Morrow  | Pub: February 22, 2022 | Pages: 360

I’m a big fan of Lucy Foley! I find her the queen of writing atmospheric stories, and you all know I love a good atmospheric thriller! 

This mystery is set in an elegant apartment complex in Paris. However, the building has a history…

Ben, Jess's stepbrother, is the reason she travels to Paris. Ben promised her he would be there when she arrived, but when Jess arrives, Ben isn’t there and left a note. The other locals are acting a little shady. The chapters simply fly by as they are told from a variety of POVs and are quite short (extra bonus points for short chapters!). The story got me from the very first chapter and I couldn’t stop reading. I was engrossed and delighted with the outcome. You can anticipate some plot twists and an unpredictable ending! 


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.


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