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Unfortunately this one didn t quite live up to expectations for me This was marketed as horror a supposedly chilling and terrifying read that ended up beingof a slow building suspense that didn t quite work for me in the end I can see how this is a hard one to place in a specific genre it wasn t quite horror, psychological suspense, or a thriller, but it did have elements of each of those bent into one mash up I think I was just not the right reader for this one grateful for the oppo Unfortunately this one didn t quite live up to expectations for me This was marketed as horror a supposedly chilling and terrifying read that ended up beingof a slow building suspense that didn t quite work for me in the end I can see how this is a hard one to place in a specific genre it wasn t quite horror, psychological suspense, or a thriller, but it did have elements of each of those bent into one mash up I think I was just not the right reader for this one grateful for the opportunity to read it from NetGalley and the publisher This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here If you are suffering from the loss of a loved one who may have died through your negligence, please don t take this apartment There is something inside that feeds on your sorrow and wants to twist the knife in even deeper This is a twisted tale about how the destructive force of grief is manipulated by a spirit who feeds on it and needs to unhinge your mind evenfor its own diabolical needs. The Apartment by S.L Grey is not for the faint of heart It is definitely a horror novel, filled with paranormal activity, hauntings, suicide and things that go bump in the night For these reasons, and many others, I LOVED it Steph and Mark haven t been the same since the day their apartment was burglarized by three young men in masks Although no one was hurt, Mark can t keep replaying the incident and Steph can t stop blaming Mark for not doingto protect her and their daughter To es The Apartment by S.L Grey is not for the faint of heart It is definitely a horror novel, filled with paranormal activity, hauntings, suicide and things that go bump in the night For these reasons, and many others, I LOVED it Steph and Mark haven t been the same since the day their apartment was burglarized by three young men in masks Although no one was hurt, Mark can t keep replaying the incident and Steph can t stop blaming Mark for not doingto protect her and their daughter To escape their haunted memories, Steph and Mark decide to embark on a house swapping adventure in Paris However, the apartment they stay in is nothing like advertised dark, dingy, abandoned and full of secrets When Mark and Steph come early from their vacation, it seems as if a dark force still lingers with them and when Mark starts behaving strangely, Steph must figure out what has happened to her husband What did they bring home with them from Paris and most importantly how do they get rid of it This novel was gripping and addictive in every way Similar to Andrew Pyper or Stephen King in its dark, macabre style, The Apartment was disturbing and creepy, in all the good ways S.L Grey writes a satisfying thriller that pulled me in from page one Each chapter alternates perspectives, telling the story from both Steph and Mark s point of view, leaving the reader with a complete picture of the events as they each recollect them The writing is spot on, and the action never stops, each chapter pulling you farther and farther into the terrifying world of grief and possession The ending is one hell of a shocker too, and completely unexpected This novel plays out like a Hollywood movie, with its dark scenes of gore and terror, and is definitely not to be missed S.L Grey must write another novel immediately I will wait on the edge of my seat in gripping suspense until then Find all of my reviews at night the unthinkable happenedI m left with a book I read over a week ago that I won t remember reading given another couple to review and really only one thing on my mind to say to anyone reading this Dear America And also to Hillary Clinton YOU ARE TERRIBLE AT RIGGING ELECTIONS Alright, so The Apartment has been categorized as Horror, but for most fans of that genre you re probably going to find it b Find all of my reviews at night the unthinkable happenedI m left with a book I read over a week ago that I won t remember reading given another couple to review and really only one thing on my mind to say to anyone reading this Dear America And also to Hillary Clinton YOU ARE TERRIBLE AT RIGGING ELECTIONS Alright, so The Apartment has been categorized as Horror, but for most fans of that genre you re probably going to find it bigly not horrifying The plot of the story is Mark and Steph were victims of a terrifying break in and have had a hard time getting back to normal ever since The couple decides a vacation from their problems might fix what ails them and uses an airbnb sort of house swapping site Confession time This one kind of lost me immediately because even when I m not reading a horror novel my mind immediately thinks this type of house swap would really end up being this when I reached my destination It doesn t take long for Mark and Steph to realize something is off about the apartment and from there you end up with a typical storyline of My friend Char has written an actual review that pretty much sums up all of the problems I had with this story My only word for this one at the given moment is MEH ( Download Book ) ☪ The Apartment ♿ A high concept psychological chiller about a troubled married couple on a house swap from hell An Anchor OriginalMark and Steph live an idyllic life with their young daughter in sunny Cape Town until one day when three men in masks violently break in Traumatized but physically unharmed, Mark and Steph are unable to return to normal and are living in constant fear When a friend suggests they take a restorative vacation abroad via a popular house swapping website, it sounds like the perfect plan They find a nice artistic couple with a charming apartment in Paris who would love to come to Cape Town How could Mark and Steph resist the idyllic, light strewn pictures, and the promise of a romantic getaway But once they arrive in Paris, they quickly realize that nothing is as advertised As their perfect holiday takes a deadly turn, the cracks in their relationship grow ever wider and dark secrets from Mark s past begin to emergeDeftly alternating between two complex and compelling narrators, The Apartment is a terrifying tour de force of horror, of psychological thrills, and of chilling suspense Well I ll beThis book surprised me and surpassed my expectations throughout While not a classic type horror or thriller, the out of the box plot and twists and turns as the story developed had me hooked Most of my problems with this book originated with this statement in the book s synopsisThe Apartment is a terrifying and tour de force of horror, of psychological thrills, and of haunting suspenseI m sorry to report that for me, it was NOT any of these things.A South African couple survives a home invasion robbery physically unscathed but emotionally beaten and drained At the suggestion of a friend, they decided to do an apartment swap with another couple from Paris They have basicall Most of my problems with this book originated with this statement in the book s synopsisThe Apartment is a terrifying and tour de force of horror, of psychological thrills, and of haunting suspenseI m sorry to report that for me, it was NOT any of these things.A South African couple survives a home invasion robbery physically unscathed but emotionally beaten and drained At the suggestion of a friend, they decided to do an apartment swap with another couple from Paris They have basically no money since the robbery and this is a good way for them to get out of their house on the cheap Instead of being the romantic vacation they had hoped for, they arrive in Paris to find a nearly abandoned building and a disgusting, filthy apartment My issues start right here at the beginning of the story After having their home invaded and robbed by strangers, why oh why would they want to turn it over to another set of strangers That made no sense to me There are a few other things that bothered me about this as well, for example, the couple buying the swappers fancy sheets and whatnot before they leave, when they have NO money Up to this point, I was engaged with the story and I figured the good stuff, you know, the aforementioned tour de force of horror , would happen once they got settled into the Paris apartment, but no Paris turns into a nightmare for them financially due to credit card problems, and they have an ugly run in with the only other resident of the building, Mireille There are also a few unsettling incidents in the apartment, but again, nothing really horrific When they returned home early from their trip, I couldn t figure out where the story was going, but once it finally got there, I WAS satisfied I liked how the story was related with alternating chapters between Mark and Stephanie, and I admit to enjoying the denouement very much However, it took way too long in getting there and again, I know I m harping , it was not a tour de force of anything, except maybe for boring Without that tagline raising my expectations, I might have enjoyed this novel , but I was expecting to be WOWED and it never happened By the time things DID happen I was so bored their impact was severely diminished Of course, all of this is just my opinion, your mileage may vary Thanks to Edelweiss, Blumhouse Books and the author for the free ARC of this book in exchange for my honest review This is it Mark and Steph recently went through a trauma and now they just need to get away With a low budget, there s little the couple can afford making the possible vacation seem unlikely when a friend suggests house swapping It worked out great for their friend There seems to be unlimited destinations Paris sounds nice Why not It appears to be the opportunity of a lifetime So when Steph posts looking for inquiries and hears back from a nice Parisian couple interested in the swap, it s too sweet Mark and Steph recently went through a trauma and now they just need to get away With a low budget, there s little the couple can afford making the possible vacation seem unlikely when a friend suggests house swapping It worked out great for their friend There seems to be unlimited destinations Paris sounds nice Why not It appears to be the opportunity of a lifetime So when Steph posts looking for inquiries and hears back from a nice Parisian couple interested in the swap, it s too sweet to resist When they arrive and things aren t quite as advertised, it becomes clear that this is not the getaway they were hoping for.The story alternates between Mark and Steph s POV making for an interesting reading experience as you never quite know all that is going on or if you can fully trust either as a narrator There are numerous odd, creepy things that occur throughout I kept waiting for something big to happen something explosive where all those creepy moments that occurred throughout finally amount to something..anything really The ending felt like it came out of left field and didn t match up with the plot That s fine, I guess Only I thought I was getting a horror version of the movie The Holiday and was ultimately let down.This is one of those books where the premise is everything, yet the execution fails to measure up. Review THE APARTMENT by S L GreyThis story is non stop horror I seem not to have breathed through the duration of the read, and I m sure its themes will manage to infest my dreams The author does a marvelous job of balancing on a knife edge not only the protagonists two, a married couple, alternating well written first person narrative , but also the reader We remain on tenterhooks as we constantly endeavor to determine whether the causes are supernatural in origin, or simply a run of bad Review THE APARTMENT by S L GreyThis story is non stop horror I seem not to have breathed through the duration of the read, and I m sure its themes will manage to infest my dreams The author does a marvelous job of balancing on a knife edge not only the protagonists two, a married couple, alternating well written first person narrative , but also the reader We remain on tenterhooks as we constantly endeavor to determine whether the causes are supernatural in origin, or simply a run of bad circumstances exacerbating the psychological decline of a grieving, troubled, mind I know my perspectives have changed for having read it This is a tough one to rate I didn t really enjoy reading this book, but it was really well done as far as creating an unsettling tone I guess that s how I d describe this book it s unrelentingly unsettling This is the story of one family s dissolution, and because of that, it s not easy to read Bad things just keep happening and happening and happening And lurking behind all this human misery is something that might possibly be supernatural.I had a hard time connecting with the characte This is a tough one to rate I didn t really enjoy reading this book, but it was really well done as far as creating an unsettling tone I guess that s how I d describe this book it s unrelentingly unsettling This is the story of one family s dissolution, and because of that, it s not easy to read Bad things just keep happening and happening and happening And lurking behind all this human misery is something that might possibly be supernatural.I had a hard time connecting with the characters both of the main characters were pretty unlikeable But I still managed to feel sorry for them.I can definitely see Sarah Lotz s influence here she s a coauthor she seems to have a knack for spooky, dark reads