Following the immensely successful release of her two thriller novels The Hunting Party and The Guest List, Lucy Foley returns this month with her brand-new mystery thriller The Paris Apartment, available here.
Lucy Foley’s The Hunting Party and The Guest List were two of the best mystery thrillers from the last decade, now Foley returns with her new novel The Paris Apartment, one of the most eagerly anticipated novels of 2022. The Paris Apartment centres around Jess who makes a spur of the moment decision to visit her brother Ben in his apartment in Paris. When she arrives, there is no sign of Ben and the longer he stays missing, the more questions Jess has around Ben’s life in Paris and the apartment building in which he lives.
The Paris Apartment is much slower moving than Foley’s previous novels, but no less chilling. Foley has a unique ability to build an utterly creepy atmosphere from the off, in an utterly cinematic way. Her writing flows and is layered, twisting and turning in such a way that you remain unsure of the plot and the ending of the novel, almost through to the bitter conclusion. This novel is much more predictable than her previous thrillers (in our opinion) but no less enjoyable in the picture that it paints. What is the most compelling part of this mystery in particular is possibly the unique and distinctive cast of characters that Foley has created. It’s an immensely enjoyable read for any fans of the mystery thriller genre, but there was something missing that did not match the immense standard of her previous thrillers – still a worthwhile read.