The Expats by Chris Pavone is an exciting espionage thriller. I was immediately drawn in by the description:
"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."
This book is full of lush, detailed writing and exotic scenery. The dichotomy between Kate's mommy days of playdates and coffee and her secret past is perfect. I loved the unraveling of all of the mysteries surrounding Kate, her husband Dexter, and the other expat American couple. It was packed with suspense and was very difficult to put down. The author does a great job of weaving together a tale of secrets and lies within a marriage. I'd highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a good thriller/suspense novel.
I received a copy of this book from Blogging For Books in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.