The Paris Apartment by Lucy Foley Book Review

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The Paris Apartment by Lucy Foley


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.

Sensitive Content

Here is the potentially sensitive content I observed while reading this book:

  • Alcohol
  • Alcoholism
  • Blood
  • Death of a Loved One
  • Domestic violence
  • Drug use
  • Homophobia
  • Murder
  • Profanity
  • Stalking


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There are possible **SPOILERS** beyond this point!

Overall Rating

5/5 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

The Paris Apartment is about Jess trying to find out what happened to her brother when she comes for a visit only to realize he’s missing. She received a voicemail from him just hours before and there is just something… off about the apartment he’s living in. Damning secrets are revealed as we meet new characters through their own perspectives and flashbacks of time spent with the missing brother, Ben. Will Jess ever find out what happened to her brother before the darkness that looms over this apartment and it’s residents takes her too?

This book reeled me in and I never wanted it to let me go! I loved that this book is largely surrounding the family drama that motivates each character in their own way. Told from multiple points of view, all the residents have unique voices that make it easy to understand what’s going on and separate the narratives in your head. The story takes place over just a few days but we get more information from the past through flashbacks that makes this fast-paced novel full of detail and enough information for maximum impact when a new secret is revealed.

I just want the record to show that I love Ben and I’m in awe of his actions. He’s not going to be everyone’s favorite but I’m impressed with him. I spoke briefly about the other characters but the concierge also has my respect! I can’t say more because I will definitely spoil something but I liked all the characters for their own reasons and they’re an interesting bunch all prone to dramatics lol Listen to what they have to say but don’t trust anyone!

The Paris Apartment was the first book I read from Lucy Foley but it won’t be my last! I would highly recommend this book for those who love a whodunnit story with family drama.





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Favorite Quotes

“La void du sang est la plus forte.”


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