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ISBN13: 9780307956354
ISBN10: 0307956350
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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:

"Fans of John le Carré and Robert Ludlum will welcome former book editor Pavone's first novel, a meticulously plotted, psychologically complex spy thriller. When Dexter Moore, a financial systems security expert in Washington, D.C., receives a lucrative offer to work for a bank in Luxembourg, his wife, Kate, resigns her position as a CIA operative — a job her husband knows nothing about — and vows to recreate herself as a devoted wife and mother to their two boys. But Kate soon discovers that computer geek Dexter has been living a secret life as well, and that he may be a thief being investigated by the FBI and Interpol who's stolen millions of euros in online banking transactions. 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. Agent: David Gernert, the Gernert Company." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

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.

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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mogensp32, January 7, 2013 (view all comments by mogensp32)
Could not ut it down! Super heroine, excellent plot, great setting.
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Bookwomyn, May 28, 2012 (view all comments by Bookwomyn)
I would not rate this book quite as high as the other reviewers did only because it needed a really good editor which is interesting because Pavone is a book editor. The story itself is good and certainly different than most of what is on the market currently. I found it interesting that Patricia Cornwall did a jacket blurb for the book because some of Pavone's writing that I found exasperating is very similar to Cornwall's. Many times there are strings of repetitive actions which don't contribute to the story at all and just get annoying after a while. But, that said, it's worth your time and a nice way to spend a quiet afternoon on the beach. I certainly would not compare this author to LaCarre!
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Marjorie Fuller, May 9, 2012 (view all comments by Marjorie Fuller)
The Expats didn't quite live up to all the hype considering the publicity during pre-release and comments on the dust jacket, but overall it is a fast and exciting read. The mysterious life of spies galavanting through glamorous European cities is irresistible and hard to put down. Beware that the author overuses the flashback and flashforward, so if you do put the book down it can be hard to remember where you are in time when you pick it back up again. The plot is predictable shortly into the book, but even if you can guess what will happen it is fun to see how the author takes you to that point. I am looking forward to more from Chris Pavone, hopefully more Expats adventures.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780307956354
Author:
Pavone, Chris
Publisher:
Crown Publishing Group (NY)
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:
Publication Date:
20120331
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
9.5 x 6.3 x 1.27 in 1.2 lb

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Product details 336 pages Crown Publishing Group (NY) - English 9780307956354 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Fans of John le Carré and Robert Ludlum will welcome former book editor Pavone's first novel, a meticulously plotted, psychologically complex spy thriller. When Dexter Moore, a financial systems security expert in Washington, D.C., receives a lucrative offer to work for a bank in Luxembourg, his wife, Kate, resigns her position as a CIA operative — a job her husband knows nothing about — and vows to recreate herself as a devoted wife and mother to their two boys. But Kate soon discovers that computer geek Dexter has been living a secret life as well, and that he may be a thief being investigated by the FBI and Interpol who's stolen millions of euros in online banking transactions. 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. Agent: David Gernert, the Gernert Company." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"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.

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