On my blog today, I’m delighted to be taking part in the blog tour for the new novel by Lucy Foley, The Paris Apartment. With thanks to Anne Cater from Random Things Tours for inviting me to take part.
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
There was a murder here last night.
A mystery lies behind the door of apartment three.
Who holds the key?
The Paris Apartment is an intriguing mystery steeped in suspense, and it takes you right into the very heart of Paris, France. Paris is a city I’ve always wanted to visit from when I was very young, so I was more than intrigued, when I saw that Lucy Foley’s latest book would be set there.
The setting is a luxurious apartment block in Paris, and the story is told from various different viewpoints. We meet Jess who has travelled to Paris to see her brother, Ben, who lives in the block, but discovers that he is missing, and to her, it seems, under suspicious circumstances. But what has happened to Ben?
The mystery surrounding Ben’s disappearance was really intriguing. I felt that all the residents in the apartment block had something to hide, and I felt that one person, especially, had answers. As Jess tried to get to the truth of what happened to her brother, I felt that she was putting herself in danger, and that she would end up meeting the same fate. Like Jess, I wanted to know what happened to Ben, and what led up to his disappearance. I wanted her to get answers, especially as it seemed that someone in the building was trying to cover up what happened.
Lucy Foley creates a real sense of menace, especially as Jess begins to delve into the mystery. I really liked that we got to hear from the different characters. The person who intrigued me the most in this book was the concierge. I got the feeling that they knew the secrets of all the residents in the building, and that they could quite easily blackmail them, if they ever wanted to. This really added to the suspense.
There are some surprising reveals as Lucy Foley reveals the truth about what happened to Ben, and there is an intense finale as Jess realises the truth. I didn’t know what was going to happen to her and I was rooting for her to find out what happened.
Fans of Lucy Foley’s work will love The Paris Apartment. I was utterly gripped right the way through.
Publisher: Harper Collins
Publication date: 3rd March 2022
Print length: 412 pages
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