Sunday, May 5, 2024

The New Couple in 5B by Lisa Unger

A couple inherits an apartment with a spine-tingling past in this binge-worthy thriller from the New York Times bestselling author of Secluded Cabin Sleeps Six.

Rosie and Chad Lowan are barely making ends meet in New York City when they receive life-changing news: Chad’s late uncle has left them his luxury apartment at the historic Windermere in glamorous Murray Hill. With its prewar elegance and impeccably uniformed doorman, the building is the epitome of old New York charm. One would almost never suspect the dark history lurking behind its perfectly maintained facade.

At first, the building and its eclectic tenants couldn’t feel more welcoming. But as the Lowans settle into their new home, Rosie starts to suspect that there’s more to the Windermere than meets the eye. Why is the doorman ever-present? Why are there cameras everywhere? And why have so many gruesome crimes occurred there throughout the years? When one of the neighbors turns up dead, Rosie must get to the truth about the Windermere before she, too, falls under its dangerous spell.

Kindle Edition, 387 pages
Published March 5, 2024
 by Park Row
2.5/5 stars

This is my second Lisa book,  Seclude Cabin Sleeps Six was my first.

Sometimes its hard to read a book when you struggle to like the characters. because that's what happened here.  The saving grace was that I was genuinely curious about what was going on and what the ending would reveal.  Some of my guesses were partial correct.

Having inherited an apartment from a recently deceased uncle life is supposed to improve life for Rosie and Chad.  The financial worry is put to rest however that is not what happened. This was a twisty story with a cast of characters that lacked personality. They were lots of redherrings with some supernatural elements that I did not anticipate.

The New Couple in 5B was a book I was hoping to love but unfortunately it was just an OK read for me.

This book was part of my 2024 reading off my shelf challenge

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