Read-Alikes for ‘The Paris Apartment’ by Lucy Foley

LibraryReads and Library Journal offer read-alikes for patrons waiting to read The Paris Apartment by Lucy Foley.

The Paris Apartment, by Lucy Foley (Morrow), is the top holds title of the week (2/21/22). LibraryReads and Library Journal offer read-alikes for patrons waiting to read this buzziest book.

After Jess has a run-in with the boss at the restaurant where she works, she retaliates by stealing money from the cash register and heading across the Channel to hide out with her brother Ben in Paris. When she arrives at the unexpectedly swanky building where he lives, Ben is nowhere to be found, despite having told her he’d be waiting up for her. Small details unsettle her: a cat that has what looks like blood on its fur; Ben’s St. Christopher medal in a crack on the floor, even though he never took it off. When she approaches the building’s other residents for help, they’re all strangely reticent, and when Jess finds a hidden door in the living room wall that opens onto to a staircase with peepholes into every apartment in the building, her investigation into her brother’s whereabouts ramps up. Foley’s (The Guest List) latest is another well-paced, suspenseful locked-room mystery with shifting points of view, though the eventual solution to the puzzle is not as satisfying as in her earlier books. VERDICT Foley’s fans, especially those willing to suspend their disbelief about some of the more unlikely plot twists, will enjoy.—Reviewed by Stephanie Klose, Library Journal, Jan 1, 2022 

Her Every Fear by Peter Swanson (William Morrow; LJ starred review)

Appeared on the January 2017 LibraryReads list

“Kate Priddy is moving to Boston to swap apartments with her cousin. Haunted by an abusive ex, she wants to leave behind her previous life. But when her neighbor, Audrey Marshall, is murdered, Kate is drawn into a web of fear even darker than her past. Varying points of view add new perspectives to the narrative as the book goes on; the mystery of what really happened to Audrey is just a part of the intrigue as we delve into the minds of imperfect, broken people. As a fan of Swanson’s previous work, I was not disappointed.”—Cari Dubiel, Twinsburg Public Library, Twinsburg, OH

The Good Sister by Sally Hepworth (St. Martin’s; LJ starred review)

Appeared on the April 2021 LibraryReads list

“Rose and Fern have a strong sisterly bond,but their dark secrets may bind them more strongly than they think. How far would you go to protect your sister? Dark and compelling, this psychological suspense story has a taut pace and plenty of twists to keep readers guessing.”—Jen Ohzourk, St. Louis Public Library, St. Louis, MO

My Sister, the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite (Doubleday)

Appeared on the November 2018 LibraryReads list

“Nigerian nurse Korede puts up with so much from her sister Ayoola (the serial killer). Braithwaite tells a dark, lively, and funny story of how begrudgingly cleaning up after someone else’s deadly habits is just one of those things one does for family. For fans of satirical humor.”—Lisa Hoffman, Bloomfield Public Library, Bloomfield NJ

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