Genre: Mystery & Thriller
Length: 448 pages
Audiobook Length: 8 hours and 30 minutes
First Published: 2022
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Looking for a fresh start, Jess moves into her half-brother’s Paris apartment only to find him missing. The longer Ben stays gone, the more Jess begins to question his living situation. Jess can tell the neighbors know more than they are telling, making each one a viable suspect.
I adored Foley’s bestseller, The Guest List, so I was very excited to see what she had in store for her latest thriller. Similar to The Guest List, the narrative switches viewpoints between Jess and each of the neighbors. Although the revealed twist halfway through was unexpectedly clever, all of the characters were extremely unlikable and the entire plot was too over-the-top for me to really enjoy this thriller.
From the New York Times bestselling author of The Guest List comes a new locked room mystery, set in a Paris apartment building in which every resident has something to hide…
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.
About Lucy Foley
Lucy Foley is the author of several novels, including The Hunting Party, The Book of Lost and Found, The Invitation, The Paris Apartment, and The Guest List. She currently lives in London, England.