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An Apartment in Paris

“Art is a lie that tells the truth…”

Paris, an artist’s workshop hidden at the end of a lush green alleyway.
Madeline has rented it to allow herself some rest and isolation.
Due to a misunderstanding, the young cop from London sees Gaspard, a misanthropic author who has come from the United States to write in solitude, arrive on her doorstep. These two hyper-sensitive souls are forced to cohabitate for a few days.

The workshop was once owned by the famous painter Sean Lorenz and still exudes his passion for colors and light. Overcome by the assassination of his young son, Lorenz had died the year before their arrival and had left behind three paintings, which have since disappeared. Fascinated by his genius and intrigued by his fatal destiny, Madeline and Gaspard decide to join forces in order to recover these supposedly extraordinary paintings.

But to uncover the real secret of Sean Lorenz, they will first have to face their own demons in a tragic investigation that will change them forever.

Guillaume Musso has written an addictive and captivating thriller carried by profoundly human characters. A vertiginous jump into the mysterious world of creation.


Limited Edition, Christmas 2017

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What the press is saying
  • “A total triumph. A book of maturity and audacity.”

    Bernard Lehut – RTL
  • “A fast paced-intrigue that keeps you turning the pages until the end.”

    Marina Carrère d’Encausse – France 5
  • An Apartment in Paris definitely deserves its thriller status and, in passing, unveils a new nuance in his imaginary world. (…) Like a painting, a novel is made up of layers. Musso knows this better than anyone and he masters the technique of painting with a knife.”

    Pierre Vavasseur – Le Parisien
all Reviews
  • “Technically mastered, narratively efficient, this page-turner is in line with Harlan Coban and Jesse Kellerman.”

    Michel Dufranne – RTBF
  • “Radiant and dark like a painting by Soulages.”

    Alain Jean-Robert – AFP
  • “Addictive.”

    Emmanuelle Binet – Marie Claire
  • “An extraordinary thriller.”

    Pierre Lescure – C à Vous
  • “A captivating thriller.”

    Marie-France Bornais – Journal of Quebec
  • “His most intoxicating novel. […] An intense, diabolical thriller that strings you along so as to better unnerve you. […] With its psychologically mastered characters, its multi-level intrigue and its unbearable suspense, An Apartment in Paris is undoubtedly one of Guillaume Musso’s most compelling and accomplished novels.”

    Anaïs Orieul – Terrafemina
An Apartment in Paris around the world
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  • Poland: Albatros Wydawnictwo
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