Quitting the CIA doesn’t mean that Kate totally changes her mindset. And that’s a good thing since things are not all sweet and cozy in the Luxembourg world of ex-pats.
The Expats starts out fairly slowly, but soon revs up the suspense. Can she, after so many years, admit her past to her husband? Will he leave her if he knows the things she’s done? Can she uncover the secrets he’s hiding? Are the friends she’s making in this new country really friends? Is the FBI after her? Are they after her husband? Can she protect her husband and family?
The Expats is a bit like a locomotive. It begins with a few puffs of smoke, picks up speed, then barrels toward the end of the line.
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I give The Expats a rating of Hel-of-a-Character because being in Kate’s head was fascinating.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~FTC Disclaimer: The Expats was sent to me Danielle Crabtree with Crown Trade. This did not influence my review. I admit I like strong female protagonists. My husband reads a lot of suspense and thrillers, but he usually chooses male leads. I read a lot of the same since, before we both got iPads, he handed his books down to me. There definitely are more suspense books with male protagonists, so I enjoy reading one with a female lead, especially when the book is well written and suspenseful. I don’t know about the rest of you, but I’ve read some books labeled suspense which were definitely not suspenseful. The Expats keeps you guessing and keeps you reading until the last sentence. I’m passing this one on to my husband. In fact, I’ll just leave it on the coffee table. I’ll bet you two cents and a popcorn ball that he’ll pick it up.