The Expats

The Expats

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Kate Moore is an expat mum, newly transplanted from Washington D.C. In the cobblestoned streets of Luxembourg, her days are filled with play dates and coffee mornings, her weekends spent in Paris or skiing in the Alps. Kate is also guarding a secret - one so momentous it could destroy her neat little expat life - and she suspects that another American couple are not who they claim to be; plus her husband is acting suspiciously. As she travels around Europe, she finds herself looking over her shoulder, terrified her past is catching up with her. As Kate begins to dig, to uncover the secrets of those around her, she finds herself buried in layers of deceit so thick they threaten her family, her marriage and her life. A thrilling debut-to-remember, Chris Pavone's "The Expats" will keep you guessing until the very end.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 400 pages
  • 153 x 234 x 32mm | 442g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Trade Paperback.
  • 0571279163
  • 9780571279166
  • 288,843

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"Bombshell-a-minute... Pavone creates a fascinating, complicated hero." --Entertainment Weekly
"Smartly executed. . . . Pavone is full of sharp insights into the parallels between political espionage and marital duplicity. . . . Thoroughly captivating." --"The New York Times Book Review"
"Refreshingly original. . . . Part Ludlum in the pacing, part Le Carre in the complexity of story and character, but mostly Chris Pavone. . . . You appreciate Pavone for crafting a thriller so good that you wonder what other ideas he has up his cloak, right alongside the obligatory dagger." --"The Star-Ledger"
"Amazing. . . . Impossible to put down. . . . Pavone invokes memories of the great writers of spy fiction of the past, and he has the chops to be mentioned with the best of them." --Associated Press
"Highly entertaining. . . . Pavone doles out surprises with almost alarming frequency, all without losing credibility, keeping his audience in suspense." --"Mystery Scene"
"Thoroughly enjoyable. . . . Pavone masterfully layers all the action and deceit, the head games and plot twists, keeping the reader guessing." --"Suspense" Magazine
"Hard to put down. . . . "The Expats" is as much a novel about a woman trying to balance a job, a husband and kids as it is a spy thriller." --"San Francisco Bay Guardian"
"Stunningly assured. . . . An intricate, suspenseful plot that is only resolved in the final pages. The juxtaposition of marital deceptions and espionage is brilliantly employed." --"Booklist" (starred review)
"Brilliant, insanely clever, and delectably readable. . . . Pavone displays the best characteristics of the form." --"Library Journal" (starred review)
"[A] meticulously plotted, psychologically complex spy thriller. . . . The sheer amount of bombshell plot twists are nothing short of extraordinary, but it's Pavone's portrayal of Kate and her quest to find meaning in her charade of an existence that makes this boo
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About Chris Pavone

Chris Pavone grew up in Brooklyn, graduated from Cornell, and was an editor at book-publishing houses in New York for fifteen years. In 2008, he moved with his wife and boys to Luxembourg for two years, before they returned to New York.
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37,570 ratings
3.53 out of 5 stars
5 18% (6,575)
4 36% (13,580)
3 32% (12,030)
2 11% (4,013)
1 4% (1,372)
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