The Paris Apartment by Lucy Foley
Release Date: 22nd February 2022
Source: Publisher via NetGalley
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.
This review isn’t going to be the most in-depth, informative, or entertaining review I’ve ever posted, purely because I don’t have a lot to say about this The Paris Apartment.
The Paris Apartment was sooo boring, oh my god. I have loved previous books by Lucy Foley – The Hunting Party and The Guest List are excellent – but I was bored to tears by this one. I couldn’t tell you anything about any of the characters or the plot because by 50 pages in I had already stopped caring. I have no idea what the mystery was supposed to be, who I was supposed to be cheering for, and who I could have suspected.
I am SAD because I wanted to love this one (it was one of my most anticipated books of the year) but I feel so let down. Nothing about it was compelling. I’m hoping this was just a blip from the author because I want to read and love her future books. Her thriller settings are normally incredible, so I’m hoping this was just a one-off!