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The Expats by Chris Pavone
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Nov 22, 2011

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Read from March 29 to April 05, 2012

*This is an advanced readers copy*
Kate Moore is an expat mom living in Luxembourg when she realizes that there are secrets surrounding her daily life. Hiding her own, possibly life threatening, secrets she easily recognizes those of others. When it becomes apparent that her family is under the watchful eyes of those she considers friends she decides to get to the bottom of it. What she discovers is a dangerous web of lies that could destroy the life she was trying to build with her family.
Kate was a likable protagonist and she was convincing as a wife a mother. The plot is interesting and original in my experience with this genre. I don’t want to give too many negatives as the copy I read was not the final print, but I have a couple of complaints that may have been smoothed over. It read slowly for me and it didn’t grip my full attention. The transition from past to present wasn’t smooth and I had to go back and see which period I was reading numerous times. Overall I liked it and I will be on the lookout for future work from this author.


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