The Paris Apartment is probably my favorite read of the year. Such a gripping, tense tale. Jess comes to Paris to hang with her half brother for a bit- she just lost her job- but he's not super keen on having her there. See, he's looking to move out of the posh apartment he's been enjoying in Paris- we see right from the get go that he's in some sort of trouble, and his wastrel sister coming to visit isn't going to help. Alas, something happens to brother, and when Jess arrives no one is very nice.
This book grabbed me right from the start. I'm always a fan of stories like this- someone arrives in a foreign city, preferably Paris, and finds someone missing and/ or has to solve a mystery. This one has short, punchy chapters told from alternating POV's- we get our heroine as well as the five POV's that make up the apartment dwellers. The story reminded me of the movie Frantic a bit, where Harrison Ford loses someone close to him in the city and finds everyone not super helpful. Jess though is in even more trouble since she's not loaded.
There are two or three HUGE twists (at least I thought they were) and this is the kind of book I love