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The Expats

The Expats

Kate Moore is an expat mum, transplanted from Washington DC. In the cobblestoned streets of Luxembourg, her days are filled with play dates and coffee mornings, her weekends spent in Paris or skiing in the Alps. Kate is also guarding a secret - one so momentous it could destroy h... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780571279166
Barcode 9780571279166
Published 1 March 2012 by Faber and Faber
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, Export - Airside ed
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Author(s) By Pavone, Chris
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ISBN-13 9780571279166
ISBN-10 0571279163
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Faber and Faber
Imprint Faber & Faber
Publication Date 1 March 2012
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, Export - Airside ed
Edition Export - Airside ed
Author(s) By Pavone, Chris
Category Fiction
Crime & Mystery Fiction
Number of Pages 400
Dimensions Width: 153mm
Height: 234mm
Spine: 25mm
Weight 443g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Crime, Thriller & Adventure
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 813.6
Catalogue Code 260744

Description of this Book

When her husband accepts a new job in Luxembourg, Kate Moore thinks she is leaving her topsecret life in the CIA behind. It's the perfect opportunity for her family to start again as expatriates in a genteel, European city with a new home, new friends and a new life. But when Kate and her husband, Dexter, are befriended by another American couple, Kate can't help but sense that they may not be who they say they are. She begins to monitor them, mirroring their clandestine investigation even as they become closer friends, going out in the nightclubs of Paris and skiing in the Alps. For Kate, it's essential that she find out if her past has come back to haunt her family, to see what loose end she may have left undone...A debut to remember, Chris Pavone's The Expats will keep you enthralled and guessing until the very end.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review Sly. . . . Pavone strengthens this book with a string of head-spinning revelations in its last pages. . . . The tireless scheming of all four principals truly exceeds all sane expectations. -- The New York Times <br> Bombshell-a-minute. . . . Pavone creates a fascinating, complicated hero. -- Entertainment Weekly <br> A gripping spy drama and an artful study of the sometimes cat-and-mouse game of marriage. -- Family Circle <br> Smartly executed. . . . Pavone is full of sharp insights into the parallels between political espionage and marital duplicity. . . . Thoroughly captivating. -- The New York Times Book Review <br> Superb. . . . [Pavone] expertly draws readers along with well-timed clues and surprises. . . . An engineering marvel. -- Richmond Times-Dispatch <br> Expertly and intricately plotted, with a story spiraling into disaster and a satisfyingly huge amount of double-crossing, The Expats certainly doesn't feel like a first novel. This is an impressively assured entry to the thriller scene. -- The Guardian (London) <br> Refreshingly original. . . . Part Ludlum in the pacing, part Le Carre in the complexity of story and character, but mostly Chris Pavone. . . . A thriller so good that you wonder what other ideas [Pavone] has up his cloak, right alongside the obligatory dagger. -- The Star-Ledger <br> Amazing. . . . Impossible to put down. . . . Pavone invokes memories of the great writers of spy fiction of the past, and he has the chops to be mentioned with the best of them. --Associated Press <br> A blast. . . . Pavone is spinning a fantastic tale with action that spans the globe. -- Dallas Morning News <br> Highly entertaining. -- Mystery Scene <br> Thoroughly enjoyable. -- Suspense Magazine <br> Hard to put down. -- San Francisco Bay Guardian <br> Stunningly assured. . . . An intricate, suspenseful plot that is only resolved in the final pages. -- Booklist (starred review) <br> Brilliant, g

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Author's Bio

Chris Pavone grew up in Brooklyn, graduated from Cornell, and was an editor at book-publishing houses in New York for fifteen years. In 2008, he moved with his wife and boys to Luxembourg for two years, before they returned to New York.

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