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The Expats (Paperback) - Edgar Award Inner: Best First Novel By An American Author

Author:  Chris Pavone
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0770435726
ISBN-13: 9780770435721
Sku: 235872393
Publish Date: 1/22/2013
Pages:  352
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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. Kate is a working mother who jumps at the chance to leave behind her double-life, until her past catches up with her in a new exotic locale.
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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.


From the Hardcover edition.Along the cobble-stoned streets of Luxembourg, mother and expat Kate Moore suspects that another American couple are not who they claim to be and as her paranoia grows, she becomes increasingly terrified that her own past is catching up with her. A first novel. 100,000 first printing.
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Kate Moore seems just like everyone else in her Luxembourg social circle. Her days are filled with school drop-offs, children's play dates, and coffee socials with other expat moms; her weekends are spent skiing with her husband, Dexter, a banking-security consultant, or taking jaunts to Paris. Kate, however, is harboring a secret that even her husband doesn't know; she once worked as a CIA operative and assassin. She soon learns that Dexter might be keeping a secret of his own, and as their lives unravel in Luxembourg, Julia must call upon her former contacts for help. With a pair of untrustworthy FBI agents added to the mix, THE EXPATS contains enough plot twists and red herrings to keep even the most jaded thriller readers interested.

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"A thoroughly competent and enjoyable thriller with unanticipated twists that will keep readers guessing till the end." (starred review) 12/15/2011

"[This] is a stunningly assured first novel. Kate's character, her CIA experiences, and her new life are examined in granular detail, all of which helps drive an intricate, suspenseful plot that is only resolved in the final pages." (starred review) - Thomas Gaughan 02/01/2012

"Mr. Pavone strengthens this book with a string of head-spinning revelations in its last pages, as layer after layer of deceit is peeled away. (Think of an onion.) The tireless scheming of all four principals truly exceeds all sane expectations." - Janet Maslin 03/12/2012

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