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Publisher Comments:

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.

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Synopsis:

Kate Moore is an expat mom living the expat life.  In the cobblestoned streets of Luxembourg, her days are filled with play-dates and coffee mornings, her weekends spent in Paris and skiing in the Alps. Kate is also guarding a tremendous, life-defining secret—one that’s become so unbearable that it begins to unravel her neat little expat life.  She suspects that another American couple are not who they claim to be; plus 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.

Intricate, riveting, and surprising, The Expats is a debut thriller of the highest caliber.

From the Hardcover edition.

About the Author

Chris Pavone grew up in Brooklyn and graduated from Cornell. For nearly two decades he was a book editor, as well as the author of The Wine Log. Chris and his family spent some time living in Luxembourg, but recently returned to New York City. The Expats is his first novel.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307990297
Author:
Pavone, Chris
Publisher:
Random House Audio Publishing Group
Author:
Marno, Mozhan
Author:
Pavone, Christopher
Subject:
Suspense
Subject:
Popular Fiction-Technothrillers
Subject:
fiction;thriller;luxembourg;cia;espionage;mystery;europe;fbi;suspense;expats;spy;paris;marriage;spy fiction;novel;family;interpol;secrets;banking
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Ten CD
Publication Date:
20120331
Binding:
COMPACT DISC
Language:
English
Dimensions:
5.95 x 5.08 x 1.12 in 0.58 lb

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Fiction and Poetry » Popular Fiction » Contemporary Thrillers
Fiction and Poetry » Popular Fiction » Suspense
Fiction and Poetry » Popular Fiction » Technothrillers

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Product details pages Random House Audio - English 9780307990297 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Kate Moore is an expat mom living the expat life.  In the cobblestoned streets of Luxembourg, her days are filled with play-dates and coffee mornings, her weekends spent in Paris and skiing in the Alps. Kate is also guarding a tremendous, life-defining secret—one that’s become so unbearable that it begins to unravel her neat little expat life.  She suspects that another American couple are not who they claim to be; plus 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.

Intricate, riveting, and surprising, The Expats is a debut thriller of the highest caliber.

From the Hardcover edition.

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