The Paris Apartment

by Lucy Foley is another juicy page-turner from the author of The Guest List and The Hunting Party. Jess Hadley is looking for a change of scene when she leaves England to crash with her brother, Ben, in Paris. But when she arrives at his apartment at number 12, rue des Amants – a building that seems a shade too fancy for freelance journalist Ben to afford– Jess finds her brother is missing. She soon learns that his neighbors are an odd and slightly sinister bunch, all members of the same family with secrets to hide. If Foley’s previous books were atmospheric riffs on the classic locked-room mystery, then The Paris Apartment has the quality of a noir-like thriller, in which this shadowy apartment building is both a character and a stage for the mystery to unfold.