A book titled 'the paris apartment' lays on a sandy beach
Book Review

The Paris Apartment

by Lucy Foley


Someone is there, just outside. He waits for a knock. None comes.


  • Mystery
  • Suspense
  • Contemporary Fiction
  • Whydunnit

What’s the Paris Apartment about?

The Paris Apartment is a multiple-perspective mystery that explores the relationships between a group of people who all live in a lavish apartment building that is reminiscent of old-world charm, with a dedicated concierge.

When Jess goes to Paris to visit her brother Ben, she arrives at a Ben’s luxurious Paris apartment to find he isn’t there. This leads to Jess’s search for Ben, questioning the occupants of the apartment to find out what they know about his disappearance.

Jess’s search takes her deep into Ben’s world, but things aren’t quite what they seem, and Jess finds herself staying in the apartment to find out what happened to Ben.

What we thought of The Paris Apartment

A solid read with a multi-layered twist at the end. For readers who like to unravel a mystery.

Lucy Foley did a great job of creating sinister undertones in a beautiful location.

The twist at the end was revealed over multiple perspectives, each reveal giving a little more information to form a whole picture and uncover the reason for Ben’s absence. The ending dragged a little for me, but that is personal preference and not a reflection on the writing style.
I look forward to reading more from the author.

For fans of:

Lucy Foley’s other books, sibling stories, whydunnits, and mystery fans.