The Premise

An atmospheric Paris apartment building with residents that seem like they have something to hide. A brother that seems to have disappeared after leaving Jess a voicemail that trails off when someone enters his apartment.

Ben knew Jess was coming, but he’s nowhere to be found. Jess searches for answers and finds much more than she bargained for.

“The socialite – The nice guy – The alcoholic – The girl on the verge – The concierge

Everyone’s a neighbor. Everyone’s a suspect. And everyone knows something they’re not telling.”

Goodreads blurb

The Verdict

The plot is simple. Jess is looking to uncover what really happened to her brother. She even suspects that she may be looking for her brother’s murderer.

Foley is a masterful thriller writer, making a novel that 350 pages make you hum along with Jess as she looks for answers. While the novel may meander in places, I always was clued in and enjoying the experience of learning what happened to Jess’ brother Ben.

Jess discovers some spicy secrets along the way looking for Ben, until she finally reveals the truth about the Paris apartment and its residents.

There are quite a few twists to be had in this novel and all were satisfying. One I saw coming and the rest I did not. This is hard to achieve for such a thriller fanatic such as me! I loved this.

The novel is immersive, making you feel dropped straight into the setting on the streets of Paris. Jess’ plight is palpable and the reader feels invested in her search. The reveals are shocking and come together really well in the end. Without spoiling too much, this is easily a five Cthulhu read.

5 out of 5 stars (5 / 5)
About the Author

Sarah Moon is a stone-cold sorceress from Tennessee whose interests include serial killers, horror fiction, and the newest dystopian blockbuster. Sarah holds an M.A. in English Literature and an M.F.A. in Fiction Writing. She works as an English professor as well as a cemeterian. Sarah is most likely to cover horror in print including prose, poetry, and graphic forms.

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