Wednesday 18 January 2023

Book Review: The Paris Apartment by Lucy Foley

The Paris Apartment by Lucy Foley book cover

AD* | 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 neighbours 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 neighbour. Everyone’s a suspect. And everyone knows something they’re not telling.

I recently had the pleasure of reading The Paris Apartment, the latest mystery thriller novel by bestselling author Lucy Foley. And I have to say, it definitely didn't disappoint! This was one of the top five books I wanted to read this year and I'm happy to report that it exceeded my expectations. It's an excellent read that kept me on the edge of my seat from start to finish.

The book is set in the beautiful city of Paris and the author does an incredible job of bringing the city to life. The descriptions of the city are so vivid and rich that I felt like I was there, walking the streets and experiencing the sights and sounds of Paris. The setting was really a fantastic choice as it really adds to the overall atmosphere of the book and makes me want to visit the city!

The plot of The Paris Apartment is incredibly well-crafted, with plenty of twists and turns that kept me guessing until the very end. The tension builds as the book progresses and the author does an excellent job of keeping the reader on their toes. The characters are also incredibly well-developed. They are three-dimensional and I know it's a cliche, but they really do leap off the page. The flaws and difficulties of the main characters are an important focus of the book, which makes them feel incredibly realistic and relatable.

The pacing of the book is also excellent; the story moves along at a steady pace that keeps the reader engaged. It's very well written, with descriptive and evocative language that really immerses the reader in the story. Lucy Foley has a unique writing style that is both engaging and captivating.

In conclusion, I highly recommend this book to anyone who loves a good mystery thriller. It's a fantastic read and I can't wait to see what the author comes up with next. This book is a must-read for fans of the genre and for anyone who loves a well-crafted and well-written story. I guarantee that once you start reading, you won't be able to put it down!

Rating: 5 stars

The Paris Apartment is available to buy now.

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* I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review

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