Book Review: The Paris Apartment

02.22.2022 | William Morrow
Rating: 4.5/5 stars


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. When she shows up Ben isn’t there. The longer Ben stays missing, the more Jess starts to dig into her brother’s situation. Ben’s neighbors are an eclectic bunch and not particularly friendly. It seems they all want to avoid revealing how they know Ben and when they last saw him. It’s clear they know something they’re not telling.

I’m a huge fan of Lucy Foley and I always eagerly await her next book being released. Foley has a great crime fiction writing style that pays homage to authors of the past, such as Agatha Christie. Her books aren’t in your face thrillers, but methodically plotted out mysteries filled with interesting characters who are all surely to be suspects. 

THE PARIS APARTMENT instantly sucked me in with Ben’s disappearance and a cast of very suspicious neighbors. I loved how many alternating narratives we received from Foley. By including narratives from the neighbors, the reader was able to gain insider knowledge about Ben’s life while also following along with Jess’ investigation. There is a lot to unpack in this story that isn’t initially obvious and for me, that was the fun of the book! I loved slowly receiving new clues that made me flip between who I thought was guilty of what. My absolute favorite part? The ending! The tension that builds up throughout the story delivers a great ending that left me thinking about this book long after I closed it. 

If you enjoyed the show Only Murders in the Building, then this is the perfect read for you!

This book is available to buy from: Amazon Book Depository

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