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Book Review: The Paris Apartment - Lucy Foley

Summary: “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.” Via Goodreads

Review: When I started this book I didn’t think I was going to like it very much. It felt very melodramatic, and the characters were not very likable at all. None of them were given any redeeming qualities, and they had no redemption arcs. I ended up liking the ending more than I expected, even though it was pretty predictable. What brings it up to three stars for me was something that happened towards the end which I can’t discuss without giving anything away.

It was a pretty quick read, so I would recommend it if you were looking for a basic thriller.

3/5 Stars

To check this book out at the library go here.

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