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
I'm so glad to hear you loved this one! Me and Melody are about to begin reading it as our next buddy read this weekend. It's that Paris setting that first drew me in, but I also love a good twisty plot. :)ReplyDelete
Oh yes I saw it on NG and now you definitely made me curious!ReplyDelete
Paris is always a great setting, and I'm glad to hear this one has some unexpected twists!ReplyDelete
I love to hear about a new favorite! I've seen this one around a lot, I'll look for the audio.ReplyDelete
Glad you loved this one. It wasn't my favorite of hers, but I did enjoy it.ReplyDelete
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Sounds like a great book. I love an unexpected twist or two.ReplyDelete
This was one of my choices for Book of the Month, but I went with a different book instead. I still want to read this, though. I sounds so intriguing. I'm glad you loved this one so much. It gives me hope that I'll love it too.ReplyDelete
Gracias por la reseña. Parece un genial libro, me lo llevo anotado. Te mando un beso.ReplyDelete
I've been on the fence about reading this book. Thanks for sharing your thoughts. 📚ReplyDelete
I read The Guest List last year and really enjoyed it. Based on your review I need to read this one too - I love books set in Paris! Thanks for sharing about it Greg.ReplyDelete
I have heard of this one, and I want to read itReplyDelete
Yep, this was a great read for me too! The twist was really unexpected and fun!ReplyDelete