I had no expectations with this book. All I knew was that it sounded interesting and I figured, why not? I definitely will buy/look at a book that has an intriguing cover. I know I shouldn’t judge a book by it’s cover, but sometimes I can’t help it.
The Expats by Chris Pavone is about a young family who live in D.C. Kate, the mother, is a career woman looking to better herself, her marriage and her wallet. You see, the family is struggling to make ends meet, so when her husband is offered a job across the Atlantic Ocean, she is excited. This could solve their money problems! This could help bring the spark back to their relationship.
But the problem lies with Kate. She is holding on to a life-altering secret, and that secret is her line of work.
Despite this, the family moves to Luxemborg and Kate starts to engross herself in the expat life. She has become a stay at home mom, a housewife, and becomes incredibly bored with herself. Her husband works endless hours in a job that Kate can’t relate to. She doesn’t even know who his employer is. Her marriage is anything but thriving, even though the move could have ignited it.
When a new American couple show up to Luxemborg, Kate becomes suspicious. She doesn’t believe that this couple is who they say they are, and over time is proven right. You see, she thinks that this couple might be after her secret that she left in America…the truth eventually will come out and Kate could be punished for it.
When Kate starts digging to figure out who this American couple really is, she discovers that there are accounts she knew nothing about. A house that isn’t hers. The web of lies and intrigue lead down a road that Kate has never attempted to uncover. Here, she finds that people aren’t who they say they are and she can’t truly trust anyone.
*I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review.