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The Expats review - Chris Pavone

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SLOW SPY BURN An ex-CIA agent is forced to return to her espionage ways when she suspects her husband might have a secret identity

The Expats

type:
Book
Current Status:
In Season
author:
Chris Pavone
publisher:
Crown
genre:
Fiction

We gave it a B+

What begins as a domestic drama about an American couple relocating to Europe takes a sharp turn into spy-thriller territory. When her husband, Dexter, lands a high-paying job in Luxembourg, Kate Moore gladly quits her secret life as a CIA agent to reinvent herself as an expat housewife. But she has to put her espionage skills to use again when another American couple arrives in town and tells her that Dexter might have a secret life of his own. After a slow start, Expats eventually reaches its full, bombshell-a-minute pace. And Pavone creates a fascinating, complicated hero in Kate Moore. B+