More twists and turns than Dancing with the Stars

The Expats by Chris Pavone. A Propensity to Discuss review.

The Expats by Chris Pavone. A Propensity to Discuss review.

“So she lay there…looking up at the dark ceiling, trying to figure out a way to say something to her husband….It was the most important non-action of her life.”

In a tale of suspense, intrigue, espionage, distrust and uncertainty, Chris Pavone’s The Expats is another of those “Unputdownable” books.

Kate, who is married to Dexter, with whom she has two boys, Jake and Ben, has secrets galore. In fact, it could be argued that her whole life is a secret.

Dexter, a bank security expert, takes a job in Luxembourg protecting the virtual transfers of funds for the bank.

Ben and Julia are the newest American Expats to move to Luxembourg and the couples become very close friends. Kate is only mildly concerned when their first vacation spot turns out to be the same European destination that Ben and Julia are visiting.

When the “coincidence” happens on their second vacation, Kate is a little more suspicious. Skeptical enough, in fact, to contact an old “friend” to find out exactly who Ben and Julia really are. And whether or not they are hot on her trail, or her husband’s.

If they are coming after her, her marriage, as well as her whole life could implode around her.

If they are not coming after her, then it’s Dexter. But what on earth could he have done to have someone following him?

Surely there is nothing. Certainly she must be imagining things. Ben and Julia are just an average American couple who have been relocated just the way Dexter was.

But if that’s the case, why in the world does Kate’s gut tell her that things are really not what they appear. She will have to fight fear, time, and her past to find out the truth.

But what, exactly, with the truth cost her? Her marriage? Her children? Her life?

An amazing debut novel that left me craving more and more. Thankfully, The Accident, a second installment, is already out! And yes, I’m already reading it!

About the audio version:

The Expats by Chris Pavone. A Propensity to Discuss review.

The Expats by Chris Pavone. A Propensity to Discuss review.

If you have never listened to an audio book, The Expats is a GREAT choice to start! Mozhan Marno (The Blacklist, House of Cards) has an incredible voice for novels.

Her inflection is spot-on and the characters have differences that allow you to quickly ascertain each character.

I quickly came to love her voice and her interpretation of this novel.

An excellent job! Highly recommended!

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