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The Paris Apartment
The Paris Apartment | Lucy Foley
223 posts | 231 read | 6 reading | 64 to read
From the New York Times bestselling author of The Guest List comes a new locked room mystery, set in a Paris apartment building in which every resident has something to hide... Jess needs a fresh start. She's broke and alone, and she's just left her job under less than ideal circumstances. Her half-brother Ben didn't sound thrilled when she asked if she could crash with him for a bit, but he didn't say no, and surely everything will look better from Paris. Only when she shows up - to find a very nice apartment, could Ben really have afforded this? - he's not there. The longer Ben stays missing, the more Jess starts to dig into her brother's situation, and the more questions she has. Ben's neighbors are an eclectic bunch, and not particularly friendly. Jess may have come to Paris to escape her past, but it's starting to look like it's Ben's future that's in question. 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.
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Hilary427
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Panpan

I hated every single character, which made reading this tough. If only one of the characters had redeemable qualities, it would have been much better. I LOVED The Hunting Party, so was super bummed with this one. (17)
⭐️: 2/5

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LaurenMags
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Mehso-so

⭐️⭐️⭐️

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monkeygirlsmama
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Mehso-so

Another audiobook in the books!

⭐⭐⭐1/2

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monkeygirlsmama
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"Most of my brother's clothes come from places called acne. Why would you wear clothes named after a skin condition?" ?

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vlwelser
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Pickpick

This is a good mystery. It is not my favorite Lucy Foley and I do not need all of the French swear words and phrases translated (please. Google exists.) Otherwise this is quite great.

#BookSpinBingo @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 3mo
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vlwelser
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Beach ✔
Sunrise ✔
Book ✔

youneverarrived Lovely 😍 3mo
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katiekat311
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Pickpick

Well, what a twisty turny adventure this was. Full of little surprises that weren‘t expected. Everyone in the apartment is suspiciously quirky or give off the creep vibe, adding to the whole feel of the book. Short chapters from each characters perspective keeps it moving fast and interweaves their story so you don‘t know what, or who to believe.

Mccall0113 Listening to this now. So glad I gave it a chance. 4mo
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batsy
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Mehso-so

I sense that maybe this shouldn't have been my first Lucy Foley—the previous two sound like it's more my speed. This felt way too long; protracted & melodramatic to the point of tedium. Multiple POVs can work so well in a thriller but you have to pull it off. All of these characters were incredibly irritating people. I love "unlikeable characters" but they must have some sort of depth or charm to pull you in. The resolution is pure fairy tale ?

Smarkies Her other book - the guest list was decent for me. Do try that one! 4mo
BarbaraBB This author never appealed to me and your review confirms my hesitation! 4mo
batsy @Smarkies That's good to know. I can't help but be drawn to the locked room concept and her first two still sound appealing 🙂 4mo
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batsy @BarbaraBB It's getting harder to find a good popcorn 🍿 thriller these days 🥲 4mo
Ruthiella I don‘t want to discourage you from trying more from her but I felt that same about the one book I read from her 4mo
batsy @Ruthiella Ah that's a bummer, the setting and premise of that one is intriguing. 4mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego I liked the Guest List best so far. 4mo
BarbaraBB Yes it is! Have you tried John Marrs? 4mo
erzascarletbookgasm The other 2 I‘ve read - The Guest List, The Hunting Party- was alright; better than this at least. 4mo
Hooked_on_books I really like her books, but this is my least favorite of hers, so definitely try others! 4mo
batsy @BarbaraBB No, I haven't! Not a name I've come across. Should I give him a try? 4mo
BarbaraBB Definitely! He has recently become my go-to thriller author. Try 4mo
BarbaraBB Not your usual thriller but gripping from page one and with lots of twists! 4mo
batsy @BarbaraBB Oh, great! Thank you. These sound a bit different from the usual, which is nice! 4mo
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Sarahreadstoomuch
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Pickpick

Pretty good thriller/mystery set in an old ornate apartment building in Paris. Big twists to the story, some of it I had guessed very early on, others I hadn‘t. Cleverly structured, and I‘m sure the book group will have a lot to say.

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eldiaquemeodies
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Pickpick

Nee book! I'm so excited for this one!

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BookBabe2018
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Pickpick

Really enjoyed this one. The entire book read like a game of clue and I really enjoyed all the twists!!!

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TorieStorieS
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Pickpick

Though not my favorite of Foley‘s mysteries, I appreciated the setting here of this grand Parisian building brimming full of secrets. Jess arrives to find her older half brother missing from the address he gave her with only an abrupt voice note as a clue. Short chapters help manufacture the quick pace as each resident‘s secrets emerge. I wish I felt more invested in the characters— though the plot does hold some genuine surprises! #BOTMBacklog

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DcSunshine
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Your classic mystery novel when you want something with twists and surprises but all adds up in the end. Enjoyable

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Mrs_B
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Pickpick

It took me a while to really get into this and work out who everyone was, but once I did I found it a thrilling read. There were so many twists along the way and every chapter had some new reveal.

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VanessaCW
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Pickpick

I found this completely gripping and such a page turner. Rosemary‘s Baby meets Thoroughly Modern Millie springs to mind, if only just the vibes. The apartment building even has a creepy laundry room in the basement complete with wine cellar. There are plenty of twists and turns. Full of oddball and eccentric characters, an entertaining plot line and with an atmospheric setting, this makes for a fun and riveting psychological thriller. I loved it.

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VanessaCW
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Reading this one with my online book group, https://thereadingloft.groups.io/g/main

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Reading_Beyond_The_Book_Cover
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Work and commute audiobook for this week ^_^ !

What audiobook are you currently listening to?

#audiobooks #TheParisApartment #LucyFoley #nowlistening

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theokiereader
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My August #bookspinbingo card is ready to go! Let‘s see how many I can read before the school year begins! Thanks, @TheAromaofBooks !!

TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! Looks fabulous!!! 10mo
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Bigfoot
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Pickpick

First book I‘ve read in a long while. Loved it. Im in my thriller phase guys, watch out.

4⭐️

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vlwelser
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Beach day!

LiteraryinLawrence Ooooh, enjoy the setting AND the book! 10mo
dabbe 🤩🤩🤩 10mo
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Allthebookclubs
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Pickpick

Eh, I had high hopes because I loved The Guest List. But the writing was choppy and ths ending was too happy for me 🤷🏼‍♀️. I was expecting something darker and more sinister. I mean, you can‘t get much worse than their night club but…. I give this 3 stars, there‘s definitely a good mystery here but it‘s not Foley‘s best work. Book #44 in 2023

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suvata
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Pickpick

#StoryGraph: fiction mystery thriller dark tense
360 pages • first pub 2022 • 3.5 Stars
#TBRRandomizer 68/251

A suspenseful mystery-thriller novel that follows Jess Hadley who arrives at her half-brother‘s new apartment in Paris to find Ben is not there to meet her as he promised. The book incorporates a missing journalist, blackmail notes, a murder, family secrets, and a suspicious cast of characters to leave readers guessing till the end.

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Kris10H
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Pickpick

Book #38
4/5
This one has more twists than a Twizzler, a saying I recently made up to describe the Murdaugh Murders docuseries. Like MM, The Paris Apartment features complicated relationships, illicit affairs, money, and power. In ny opinion, this is, by far, the best of Foley's four books to date.

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Nicki_K
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Thanks to #netgalley for the ARC in exchange for a fair and honest review. This novel drew me in right away. You are meant to be staying with your brother in his paris apartment but when you get there he is no where to be found.An atmospheric twisty whodunit kind of read.A great thriller read filled with dark family secrets, family dysfunction,plot twists its everything you want in a thriller. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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jamield1911
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Pickpick

I quite liked this!
A thriller in which Jess turns up at her brothers apartment in Paris to find out he's missing despite speaking to her that very same day. Every occupier in the building, including the concierge, is very strange and is all hiding something.
There are plenty of twists throughout. Some, I did guess, but others I didn't see coming. Yes, it's a little unbelievable and has ridiculous parts, but I found it easy reading and enjoyable.

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AllDebooks
The Paris Apartment | Lucy Foley
Mehso-so

Okay thriller, but the plot was guessable in places.

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AllDebooks
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Finished the tagged as a bonus for #MarvellousMay as well as
Started The language of butterflies, which is incredible, btw. #Naturalitsy
Continuing with Walden & making progress with the Count of Monte Cristo for #Rereadtheclassics
Enjoying Cranford for #Pemberlittens

@Andrew65

Andrew65 This is on my list for this month. Well done 👏👏👏 13mo
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Lizwarnerpdx
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I enjoyed Lucy Foley‘s other book, the guest list. It had a creepy vibe & you don‘t know who the murdered is. In this book Ben is missing, his sister is trying to find him, there‘s a whole cast of characters that are all just a bit off. I really liked how it all come together.

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MicheleinPhilly
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Mehso-so

This started out promisingly but then devolved into utter stupidity and nonsense.

JenReadsAlot Omg so well said 😂 13mo
TrishB Won‘t be bothering with that one! 13mo
dabbe I love when I also am advised what NOT to read. #lifeisshort #onlytimeforthebestbooks 💚 13mo
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BarbaraBB Always glad when I don‘t have to read a book. 13mo
CarolynM I hate it when that happens😒 13mo
Allthebookclubs Would‘ve been so much better without the happy ending 🤦🏼‍♀️. It was tied up too neatly. 10mo
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Amandakay
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Mehso-so

⭐️⭐️

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BkClubCare
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Mehso-so

My favorite thing about this book was the casual drop of an artist‘s name. So I looked on google and found the referenced painting. I learned something 😊

The story was only okay.

Ruthiella Book club, right? I‘ve read a different title from Foley, but came to the same conclusion. I see why she‘s successful, but it‘s not my kind of crime fiction. 1y
BkClubCare @Ruthiella - yes, book club. Sigh… 1y
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BkClubCare
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Copper is so sleepy he doesn‘t even move when I place this book for the photo 📸

#bookclubbook #dreadinganddontreallyknowwhy #sigh #librarybook

dabbe Cuddliest Copper! 💚🐾💚 1y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I enjoyed this one 💜🖤 1y
BkClubCare @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks - thank you. I am not a good reader of thriller setups like these. I have time to read this weekend and I hope to make a big dent. Wish me luck 🍀 1y
BkClubCare @dabbe - he‘s becoming such a lovebug! 1y
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MotherOfCats
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Having a hard time focusing on this one… about 100 pages in and trying to power through.

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EadieB
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#ValentineReadathon #TheParisApartment #LucyFoley #BookSpinBingo

Jess is broke and alone, and she‘s just left her job under less than ideal circumstances. Her half-brother Ben didn‘t sound thrilled when she asked if she could crash with him for a bit, but he didn‘t say no, and surely everything will look better from Paris. Only when she shows up – to find a very nice apartment, could Ben really have afforded this? – he‘s not there.

EadieB The longer Ben stays missing, the more Jess starts to dig into her brother‘s situation, and the more questions she has. Ben‘s neighbors are an eclectic bunch, and not particularly friendly. Jess may have come to Paris to escape her past, but it‘s starting to look like it‘s Ben‘s future that‘s in question. Everyone‘s a neighbor. Everyone‘s a suspect. And everyone knows something they‘re not telling. 1y
EadieB This is a very interesting book with short chapters, different POV's and plenty of secrets. The characters are unreliable and suspicious. The twisty plot is entertaining and fast-paced. The apartment is a great atmosphere for a creepy disappearance. If you like unreliable, mysterious narrators then you will love this book. I look forward to Lucy Foley's next book. 1y
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 1y
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Andrew65 Excellent review, I still need to read this. 1y
EadieB @Andrew65 The ending was long and should have been cut back. 1y
Gabbymags123 Enjoyed this …. 1y
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ChantalReads
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Bailedbailed

I read about halfway then gave up. I almost NEVER don't finish a book once I've started, but this one was just so disjointed and didn't reveal enough details to keep the reader engaged. The investment I had in it wasn't enough to sacrifice time better spent. Maybe it gets better, but most reviews I read suggested that it does not.

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ShelleyBooksie
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Pickpick

A dark and atmospheric mystery. I enjoyed the ending.

#ALSpine book 1! Thank you for the great recommendation @Sresendez12. My goal is to read one of your recommended books per month (that I haven't yet read). Thank you for organizing @monalyisha

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Gabbymags123
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Friend bought this book very hood read …. Trying new authors and posting books from last year lol sometimes you just cannot remember if you have already ready it as we gravitate towards our interests….

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ShelleyBooksie
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@Sresendez12 - started this one last night. Action packed from the beginning!
#auldlangspine, @monalyisha

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I enjoyed this one!! 1y
Sresendez12 Yay! Can‘t wait to hear what you think when you‘re done! 1y
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cwarnier
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#12booksof2022 @ Andrew65
I am not usually a thriller type person, but I enjoyed this one.

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OriginalCyn620
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It was hard to pick a favorite from April…had lots of 4⭐️ reads. But I‘m a big fan of Foley, so this one won out!

#12Booksof2022

Andrew65 I have a copy and need to read it! 1y
Cpg Just got this from my library queue- it had such a long waiting list- but now I‘ve read some reviews on here and hope it‘s not disappointing! 😳 I was glad to download it and about to get started reading. 14mo
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Jolynne
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Pickpick

A fun mystery with unexpected twists. The audio version was great!

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AlizaApp
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Jess arrives in Paris from London to stay with her half-brother Ben, but when she arrives he is missing and his (unexpectedly fancy) apartment building is filled with mysterious strangers who all seem to be hiding something. A fast-paced thriller and mystery that keeps you guessing.

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Lenamarcela339
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Dcueto
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Pickpick

Enough twists and turns that I couldn‘t predict the ending

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dmanto00
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Mehso-so

⭐️ ⭐️ 💫

This book was hard for me to keep interest. I enjoyed the writing style, the beginning was good, and the ending had a good twist but overall not one of my favs. I could see why there was a lot of mixed reviews and I can see both sides of those reviews.

#TheParisApartment

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allureofbeauty
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I finally got this one finished. And I‘m so sorry it took me so long. My life kind of fell apart in Sept and Oct. I went thru a breakup of my five plus year relationship this month and it‘s been very hard. But this will be on the mail the first and again I‘m sorry. @cwarnier @kellyann28 @staci.reads

cwarnier I am so sorry to hear that. I hope you can turn your life around for the better.
Don't feel bad, about still having this. I have 3 of our books in my possession right now. I have fallen off the reading wagon recently too. I will have “I Must Betray You“ in the mail in the next few days.
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Yuki_Onna Oh my gosh 😰 Sending supporting vibes & all the hope and love your way 💗 2y
kellyann28 I'm sorry you've had such big life changes! 😔 2y
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staci.reads Sorry you're dealing with such heavy stuff right now. 😔 2y
staci.reads @allureofbeauty Andrea, I received a book in the mail from you, but it wasn't The Paris Apartment. It was a book called The Cutting Season. 2y
allureofbeauty @staci.reads omg. Omg omg omg omg. I somehow swapped the envelopes. That means @Kappadeemom got the Paris apartment. Omg. I am so sorry. Idek how I managed that. Beyond I have no brain right now. Im not sure what would be the best way to fix this. I could maybe PayPal both of you what it cost to media mail them and you could send them to each other. I am so fucking sorry. I can‘t believe I did this. I‘ve never done something like that before. 2y
staci.reads @allureofbeauty no worries - mistakes happen - don't beat yourself up over it. Do you still have my email address from the initial email Suvata sent? If so, just send me Kappadeemom's address and I'll send it directly to her. 2y
allureofbeauty @staci.reads emailed you today. 🖤 2y
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Jhullie
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Mehso-so

Not a huge fan of this one, mainly because of the many characters involved I think. It picked up towards the end with a good twist but by then I had largely lost interest. The twist brings it up to a so so rather than a pan.