The Apartment

  • by S L Grey
  • Narrated by Nicholas Guy Smith, Fiona Hardingham
  • 9 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A haunting thriller about a troubled married couple whose vacation to Paris leads them into a nightmare.
Mark and Steph have a relatively happy family with their young daughter in sunny Cape Town until one day when armed men in balaclavas break in to their home. Left traumatized but physically unharmed, Mark and Steph are unable to return to normal and live in constant fear. When a friend suggests a restorative vacation abroad via a popular house swapping website, it sounds like the perfect plan.
They find a genial, artistic couple with a charming apartment in Paris who would love to come to Cape Town. Mark and Steph can't 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. When their perfect holiday takes a violent turn, the cracks in their marriage grow ever wider, and dark secrets from Mark's past begin to emerge.
Deftly weaving together two complex and compelling narrators, S. L. Grey builds an intimate and chilling novel of a disintegrating marriage in the wake of a very real trauma. The Apartment is a terrifying tour de force of horror, of psychological thrills, and of haunting suspense.


What the Critics Say

"Gripping, creepy as hell, and the dread will linger for days afterwards." (Lauren Beukes, author of The Shining Girls and Broken Monsters)
"Dark and deeply disturbing. Trust me - this tense and frightening piece of horror is not for kids - or for the faint-of-heart. I'm still shuddering." (R. L. Stine, New York Times best-selling author of Goosebumps and Fear Street)
"The Apartment is a perfectly crafted, deeply unsettling thriller: a portrait of a marriage unraveling, of the haunting and the haunted, and the idea that grief might be a door that can let other horrific things in. This book had me turning on all the lights, checking under the bed and in the closet, and savoring every terrifying page." (Jennifer McMahon, New York Times best-selling author of The Night Sister)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

hard to make the back of the head look alive

Good stuff all the way around. Genuinely creepy atmosphere and imagery. It very much did get under my skin. A little slow here and there, but I don't mind a little slow. And I don't need an exploding vehicle every other page. Look elsewhere if you do. But I'm telling you, don't pass this one up. You'll be missing out on a case of the creeps.
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- michael king "oh hell. just read it."

So suspenseful!

I enjoyed listening to the actors and really enjoyed the spooky story. I think it's something Edgar Allen Poe would have approved of.
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- Michele "mjaffee99"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-04-2016
  • Publisher: Random House Audio