The Expats by Chris Pavone
My rating: 2 of 5 stars
I received this at my book club’s annual holiday book exchange party. Everyone brings a book and we do a White Elephant exchange or as some people call it a Yankee Swap. Chris Pavone’s novel is one of two books I got my hands on.
The basic plot pretty simple… a woman working in the CIA quits her job and moves to Europe when her husband lands a job overseas. She has been lying to him about her job with the CIA for their entire marriage. Pretty soon she’s a little bored simply taking care of the kids and traveling all over Europe (how this can be I have no idea… haha) and she starts to believe some other American expats seem to be hiding something. That’s as far as I will go with the story line encase you actually plan to read the book.
For me, there was really nothing special about the book. The writing was okay, the story was okay. If you are bored on the plane or at the beach or trapped with nothing to do in snow storm I suppose the book will help you pass the time. But, there are so many other things to read out there…. I say just skip it.