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ISBN10: 0770435726
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The international thriller that Patricia Cornwell says is “bristling with suspense” about an American abroad who finds herself in complex web of intrigue.

Can We Ever Escape Our Secrets?

Kate Moore is a working mother, struggling to make ends meet, to raise children, to keep a spark in her marriage... and to maintain an increasingly unbearable life-defining secret. So when her husband is offered a lucrative job in Luxembourg, she jumps at the chance to leave behind her double-life, to start anew.

She begins to reinvent herself as an expat, finding her way in a language she doesn’t speak, doing the housewifely things she’s never before done — playdates and coffee mornings, daily cooking and never-ending laundry. Meanwhile, her husband works incessantly, at a job Kate has never understood, for a banking client she’s not allowed to know. He’s becoming distant and evasive; she’s getting lonely and bored.

Then another American couple arrives. Kate soon becomes suspicious that these people are not who they say they are, and she’s terrified that her own past is catching up to her. So Kate begins to dig, to peel back the layers of deception that surround her. She discovers fake offices and shell corporations and a hidden gun, a mysterious farmhouse and numbered accounts with bewildering sums of money, and finally unravels the mind-boggling long-play con that threatens her family, her marriage, and her life.

Stylish and sophisticated, fiercely intelligent and expertly crafted, The Expats proves Chris Pavone to be a writer of tremendous talent.

Review:

"Sly....Pavone strengthens this book with a string of head-spinning revelations in its last pages....The tireless scheming of all four principals truly exceeds all sane expectations.” The New York Times

Review:

“Bombshell-a-minute....Pavone creates a fascinating, complicated hero.” Entertainment Weekly

Review:

“A gripping spy drama and an artful study of the sometimes cat-and-mouse game of marriage.” Family Circle

Review:

“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

Review:

“Superb....[Pavone] expertly draws readers along with well-timed clues and surprises....An engineering marvel.” Richmond Times-Dispatch

Review:

“Expertly and intricately plotted, with a story spiraling into disaster and a satisfyingly huge amount of double-crossing, The Expats certainly doesn’t feel like a first novel. This is an impressively assured entry to the thriller scene.” The Guardian (London)

Review:

“Refreshingly original....Part Ludlum in the pacing, part Le Carré in the complexity of story and character, but mostly Chris Pavone....A thriller so good that you wonder what other ideas [Pavone] has up his cloak, right alongside the obligatory dagger.” The Star-Ledger

Review:

“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

Review:

“A blast....Pavone is spinning a fantastic tale with action that spans the globe.” Dallas Morning News

Review:

“Hard to put down.” San Francisco Bay Guardian

Review:

“Stunningly assured....An intricate, suspenseful plot that is only resolved in the final pages.” Booklist (starred review)

Review:

“Brilliant, insanely clever, and delectably readable.” Library Journal (starred review)

Review:

“Meticulously plotted, psychologically complex....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 book such a powerful read.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)

Review:

“Impressive....With almost more double-crosses than a body can stand.” Kirkus (starred review)

Review:

“Bristling with suspense and elegantly crafted, The Expats introduces a compelling and powerful female protagonist you won't soon forget. Well done!” Patricia Cornwell

Review:

“I often thought I was again reading the early works of Ken Follett, Frederick Forsyth, and Robert Ludlum. Smart, clever suspense, skillfully plotted, and a lot of fun to read.” John Grisham

Synopsis:

Can we ever escape our secrets?

In the cobblestoned streets of Luxembourg, Kate Moore's days are filled with playdates and coffee mornings, her weekends spent in Paris and skiing in the Alps. But Kate is also guarding a tremendous, life-defining secret — one that's become so unbearable that it begins to unravel her newly established expat life. She suspects that another American couple are not who they claim to be; her husband is acting suspiciously; and as she travels around Europe, she finds herself looking over her shoulder, increasingly terrified that her own past is catching up with her. As Kate begins to dig, to uncover the secrets of the people around her, she finds herself buried in layers of deceit so thick they threaten her family, her marriage, and her life.

Stylish and sophisticated, fiercely intelligent and expertly crafted, The Expats proves Chris Pavone to be a writer of tremendous talent.

About the Author

Chris Pavone grew up in Brooklyn and graduated from Cornell. For nearly two decades he was a book editor and ghostwriter; he is also the author of The Wine Log. Chris and his family have lived in Luxembourg, but recently returned to New York City. The Expats is his first novel.

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Bokaholic, February 16, 2013 (view all comments by Bokaholic)
Hi my name is Jay and I'm a bookaholic. Expats is a cerebral thriller that keeps you guessing to the very end. I just came back from my first ever trip to Europe and it scratched my itch for a taste of life in the EU. I highly recommend this book to anyone who ever worn a money belt or wants to. Enjoy!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780770435721
Author:
Pavone, Chris
Publisher:
Broadway
Subject:
Popular Fiction-Technothrillers
Subject:
Suspense
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20130122
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
8 x 5.2 x 0.8 in 0.5938 lb

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Product details 352 pages Broadway - English 9780770435721 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Sly....Pavone strengthens this book with a string of head-spinning revelations in its last pages....The tireless scheming of all four principals truly exceeds all sane expectations.”
"Review" by , “Bombshell-a-minute....Pavone creates a fascinating, complicated hero.”
"Review" by , “A gripping spy drama and an artful study of the sometimes cat-and-mouse game of marriage.”
"Review" by , “Smartly executed....Pavone is full of sharp insights into the parallels between political espionage and marital duplicity....Thoroughly captivating.”
"Review" by , “Superb....[Pavone] expertly draws readers along with well-timed clues and surprises....An engineering marvel.”
"Review" by , “Expertly and intricately plotted, with a story spiraling into disaster and a satisfyingly huge amount of double-crossing, The Expats certainly doesn’t feel like a first novel. This is an impressively assured entry to the thriller scene.”
"Review" by , “Refreshingly original....Part Ludlum in the pacing, part Le Carré in the complexity of story and character, but mostly Chris Pavone....A thriller so good that you wonder what other ideas [Pavone] has up his cloak, right alongside the obligatory dagger.”
"Review" by , “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.”
"Review" by , “A blast....Pavone is spinning a fantastic tale with action that spans the globe.”
"Review" by , “Hard to put down.”
"Review" by , “Stunningly assured....An intricate, suspenseful plot that is only resolved in the final pages.”
"Review" by , “Brilliant, insanely clever, and delectably readable.”
"Review" by , “Meticulously plotted, psychologically complex....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 book such a powerful read.”
"Review" by , “Impressive....With almost more double-crosses than a body can stand.”
"Review" by , “Bristling with suspense and elegantly crafted, The Expats introduces a compelling and powerful female protagonist you won't soon forget. Well done!”
"Review" by , “I often thought I was again reading the early works of Ken Follett, Frederick Forsyth, and Robert Ludlum. Smart, clever suspense, skillfully plotted, and a lot of fun to read.”
"Synopsis" by , Can we ever escape our secrets?

In the cobblestoned streets of Luxembourg, Kate Moore's days are filled with playdates and coffee mornings, her weekends spent in Paris and skiing in the Alps. But Kate is also guarding a tremendous, life-defining secret — one that's become so unbearable that it begins to unravel her newly established expat life. She suspects that another American couple are not who they claim to be; her husband is acting suspiciously; and as she travels around Europe, she finds herself looking over her shoulder, increasingly terrified that her own past is catching up with her. As Kate begins to dig, to uncover the secrets of the people around her, she finds herself buried in layers of deceit so thick they threaten her family, her marriage, and her life.

Stylish and sophisticated, fiercely intelligent and expertly crafted, The Expats proves Chris Pavone to be a writer of tremendous talent.

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