Book Review: The Novel, The Paris Apartment

Review: “The Paris Apartment” by Lucy Foley

As the temperatures begin to dip and the leaves start to change, it’s the perfect time to cozy up with a good book, and Lucy Foley’s latest whodunnit “The Paris Apartment” fits the bill.

From the New York Time bestselling author of “The Guest List,” comes a new locked-room mystery set in a Paris apartment building where every resident has something to hide.

Jess needs a fresh start, and Paris seems like the perfect place to escape her troubled past. However, things start to go awry when she arrives at her half brother Ben’s apartment only to find him missing.

As Jess delves deeper into Ben’s disappearance, she realizes that everyone in the building has their secrets, and everyone is a suspect.

Foley weaves a tangled web of deceit and intrigue, keeping the reader guessing until the very end. Her characters are flawed and complex, making them all the more intriguing. The socialite, the nice guy, the alcoholic, the girl on the verge, the concierge – each has their own unique story to tell, and Foley skillfully intertwines them.

The setting of Paris is intoxicating, adding an extra layer of charm to the story. Foley’s vivid descriptions of the city will make you feel like you’re right there with Jess, exploring the winding streets and quaint cafes.

What sets “The Paris Apartment” apart from other mysteries is Foley’s writing style. It’s witty, engaging, and at times, downright funny. She injects humor into some of the most tense and suspenseful moments, giving the reader a much-needed break from the tension.

The dialogue is sharp and realistic, capturing the nuances of each character’s personality. You can practically hear the French accent of the concierge and the snobbish tone of the socialite.

The pacing of the novel is excellent, with Foley slowly building up the tension until it reaches a boiling point. The final reveal is unexpected and satisfying, tying up all the loose ends neatly.

In conclusion, “The Paris Apartment” is an excellent addition to the mystery genre. It’s smart, witty, and captivating, with a satisfying ending that will leave you wanting more. So, grab a croissant and a cup of coffee, and settle in for a thrilling read. You won’t be disappointed.
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