Title: The Paris Apartment
Author: Lucy Foley
Genre: Psychological Thriller
Publisher: Harper Collins
Publication Date: 3rd March 2022
Welcome to No.12 rue des Amants
A beautiful old apartment block, far from the glittering lights of the Eiffel Tower and the bustling banks of the Seine. Where nothing goes unseen, and everyone has a story to unlock.
The watchful concierge
The scorned lover
The prying journalist
The naïve student
The unwanted guest
There was a murder here last night.
A mystery lies behind the door of apartment three.
Who holds the key?
I’ve been wanting to read one of Lucy Foley’s books for a while now and I’m so glad I chose this one because I very much enjoyed this twisty mystery! The story follows the goings on at an old and luxurious Paris apartment block where things are not quite as they seem. A young woman, Jess, arrives in Paris to stay with her half-brother who has been living in this apartment block but who, when she arrives, is not there. Jess is determined to find out what has happened to her brother and uncovers a shocking web of secrets and lies in the process.
I found The Paris Apartment so much fun to read and it sent serious shivers up my spine! I actually ended up having some very spooky dreams after reading at night – full of mysterious old buildings dripping with atmospheric darkness. The story is narrated by the different residents of the building and takes some extremely twisted and fascinating turns throughout. I have to say, I really think this would make a fantastic film or tv series. There is something rather cinematic about the book, I could picture every setting and character so clearly whilst reading which is a testament to the author’s skill in creating such a strong sense of atmosphere and unbearable tension. I could not put The Paris Apartment down – it makes for seriously bingeable reading. Clever, twisted, thrilling and undeniably addictive – I would highly recommend to anyone looking for a gripping mystery to sink their teeth into!
Thank you so much to Anne Cater of Random Things Blog Tours for inviting me on this tour and organising it. I kindly received a copy of the book from the publisher. My review is entirely my own honest opinion.
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