The Expats by Chris Pavone

The Expats by Chris Pavone

Recommended by Soon Har in Adult Services…

Soon Har’s synopsis:
Young American mother Kate Moore’s husband tells her he has an opportunity, finally, to make lots of money if he takes a new job and the family moves to Luxembourg. So Kate quits her secret CIA agent job and joins the clique of expat moms-who-lunch but secrets are not so easy to leave behind. Soon, it turns out that she’s not the only one with something to hide. Is she paranoid or is someone really out to get her? Is anyone who he or she appears to be, including her husband? With minimum characters, an European setting, CIA vs. FBI duels, and a possible cyber crime that keeps the story timely.

She says:
Don’t let the buzz that this book and its author have received in recent weeks leave you expecting too much.The story and suspense take time to build up and the interweaving of two timelines confused me initially.The only well-developed character is the female protagonist and I found her hard to believe and relate to; did Chris Pavone over-reach in trying to get inside a woman’s head, let alone a spy’s? But once the intrigue begins, the plot moves along at a page-turning pace. And when I set aside my inner skeptic, I found the ending satisfying.

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