This suspenseful whodunit has all the tingling tension of a classic mystery as the unsavoury secrets of a luxurious apartment building are exposed.
Populated with dysfunctional, unreliable characters who live in the eponymous upmarket building, Lucy Foley’s The Paris Apartment is as potent as its stifling, steamy summer-in-the-city setting. With this clearly-defined space providing the tingling tension of a classic mystery, this will have fans of twisty, psychological thrillers on the very edge of their seats.
Pretty much penniless, Jess has fled her bar job in Brighton hoping to start afresh in Paris, where her half-brother Ben is working to make a name for himself as a journalist. Though they shared a mother, their lives took very different paths when Ben was taken-in by a well-to-do family who helped him make it to Cambridge University, which is kind-of how he came to be living in a stunning Paris apartment while Jess has been struggling. But Jess’s hopes for a new life are immediately thrown off-course when Ben’s not home when she arrives.
As the hours - and days - pass, with Jess wondering how Ben can possibly afford to live in a place like this, she begins to ask questions of the apartment’s extremely well-heeled residents. It’s clear all the dysfunctional occupants are harbouring secrets (and carrying a whole lot of high-end Hermès baggage), but what might they have to do with Ben’s disappearance? And who is the most likely suspect? Readers are led on a grippingly twisting journey alongside Jess, one that lays bare many monsters beneath the luxury beds.
Welcome to No.12 Rue des Amants
A beautiful old apartment block, far from the glittering lights of the Eiffel Tower and the bustling banks of the Seine.
Where nothing goes unseen.
And everyone has a story to unlock.
The watchful concierge
The scorned lover
The prying journalist
The naive student
The unwanted guest
Something terrible happened here last night.
A mystery lies behind the door of apartment three.
Only you - and the killer - hold the key . . .
|Publication date:||3rd March 2022|
|Publisher:||HarperCollins Publishers Ltd an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers|
|Primary Genre||Thriller and Suspense|
Closing date: 10/07/2022
Praise for Lucy Foley:
'Both a classic whodunnit and a very contemporary psychological thriller that left me guessing right to the end - a wonderful read' Kate Mosse
'Unputdownable' Marian Keyes
'Evoking the great Agatha Christie classics
And Then There Were None
Murder on the Orient Express,
. . . Foley builds her suspense slowly and creepily' New York Times
'Great fun. Lucy Foley is really very clever' Anthony Horowitz
'A hard-to-put-down thriller' Sunday Times
'Sharp and atmospheric and addictive - I tore through it!' Louise Candlish
'A very modern Agatha Christie for the new roaring 20s . . . secrets and lies at every turn' Sarah Pinborough
'Whip smart page-turner with skilful characterisation . . . a compelling read' Jane Shemilt
'Foley's second take on the
murder mystery confirms her status as this generation's Agatha Christie' Sunday Express
'Thoroughly addictive' Sarah Hughes, I paper
'I didn't think Lucy Foley could top The Hunting Party, but she did! I loved this book. It gave me the same waves of happiness l get from curling up with a classic Christie' Alex Michaelides
'Nail-biting . . . A fabulous closed room thriller. Lucy Foley is the Agatha Christie for our times' Kate Hamer
'It grabs you from the off and keeps you guessing until the very end. A genuine treat of a read' Heat
'This is a stunningly brilliant book: writing to die for, compelling characters, and a plot driven by a deep-seated sense of unease. I savoured every secret, every twist and turn' Dinah Jefferies
'Compelling, entertaining and highly enjoyable, Lucy knocks this one out of the park' Liz Nugent
Lucy Foley is the No.1 Sunday Times and Irish Times bestselling author of The Hunting Party and three other novels. A trip to Connemara, from where half of Lucy’s family hail, on the west coast of Ireland sparked the idea for her latest book. Struck by the wild, rugged beauty of the islands off its shores – the perfect setting for a wedding, yet dangerously cut-off – Lucy began to plot a new murder mystery. An island with no escape, old friends and family reuniting, emotions running high. What could possible go wrong? And so The Guest List ...More About Lucy Foley