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
Something terrible happened here last night.
A mystery lies behind the door of apartment three.
Only you – and the killer – hold the key . . .
*I was sent an ARC of this novel via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review – a massive thank you to Harper Collins UK for the chance to read this one early!*
The Paris Apartment is a slow, creeping thriller which I sped through over the course of a couple of mornings, this was such a great book for my commute to and from work, I couldn’t wait to just sit down and get engrossed in this story each morning! This is the first book by Lucy Foley which I’ve read but I’m definitely going to be adding her other books to my TBR because if this one is anything to go by then I know I’ll enjoy them.
I think one of the best elements about this book, which worked so incredibly well was the use of setting, I could totally picture the slightly faded splendour of the apartment at Rue des Amants, with each of its residents hiding secrets while our protagonist Jess tries to navigate her growing sense of dread as she tries to find her brother, the charming and curious Ben. I loved how so much of the story took place within the walls of the apartment building, it added so much more tension and this claustrophobic sort of feeling which heightened the mystery.
Overall, The Paris Apartment was an enjoyable, suspenseful murder mystery which kept me hooked throughout. If you’re looking for a slower paced thriller with layers galore, be sure to check this one out!
Until next time,