The Expats

The Expats

Audiobook CD - 2012
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Kate Moore is an expat mom living the expat life. In the cobblestoned streets of Luxembourg, her days are filled with play-dates and coffee morning, her weekends spent in Paris and skiing in the Alps. Kate is also guarding a tremendous, life-defining secret - one that's become so unbearable that it begins to unravel her neat little expat life.
Publisher: New York : Random House Audio, p2012
Edition: Unabridged ed
ISBN: 9780307990297
Branch Call Number: CDA FIC PAV
Characteristics: 10 sound discs (ca. 12.5 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in
Additional Contributors: Marno, Mozhan


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Feb 02, 2018

The Expats is perfect for listening to in the car. It’s convoluted enough so that not being able to follow it exactly is understandable, but there’s enough intrigue and enough twists to keep it interesting. A former CIA operative has retired and moved to Luxembourg with her cyber-security specialist husband, who never knew that she ever worked for the CIA. She’s started to feel kind of bad about keeping that secret from him. But it turns about he’s not really a cyber security specialist for a bank, but has been using his knowledge and skills to steal $50 million from a bad guy he believes is responsible for torturing and killing his brother. he believes that because it’s what he was told by a state department representative, but really, she just told him that so he’d steal the money and share it with her. Anyway, it was fast-paced, unpredictable, and better than listening to the news.

Jul 18, 2013

The author's writing style is very easy to listen to and the woman's voice on the audio CD is well acted but not overly so. The wife CIA agent (Kate) and her husband (Dexter) are characters that you can identify with easily if you are a wife and mother of young children. The twists and turns as well as clever flashbacks keep you guessing on how the book wil develop. Can't wait for the author's next book and it is a thriller that will keep you guessing and intereted.

Mar 01, 2013

A decent little thriller that flips the script on the usual "True Lies", leading a double life narrative. Kept my interest throughout.

Cdnbookworm Sep 16, 2012

This book has thriller moments, but it is more psychological overall. Kate Moore is a CIA agent who began desk work around the birth of her second child. Then she thought she was tired of it all, and when her husband proposed moving to Luxembourg for his job, she decided to become a stay-at-home mom. She immerses herself in her children's lives and tries to get comfortable in the large expat community in the small country she now calls home. But her husband is spending more time at work and is very secretive about his job. Another American expat who has befriended her has Kate suspicious of her, and she begins to wonder if her job is really something she can ever put in the past.
Kate begins to think and investigate and what she finds only increases her unease and suspicions.
This book is told in bits and pieces, looking back at various points of the life Kate lived in Luxembourg and the decisions she made there. 18 months later, she and her family are living in Paris, still expats, but more relaxed in their lives, until a sudden encounter has Kate rethinking all those months and questioning the story she thought she had unearthed then.
A great story, with interesting twists and turns. Kate is a complex character, and you see how she comes to terms with her life as the story progresses.

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