The international thriller that Patricia Cornwell says is â€śbristling with suspenseâ€ť about an American abroad who finds herself in complex web of intrigue.Â Can We Ever Escape Our Secrets?Â Kate Moore is a working mother, struggling to make ends meet, to raise children, to keep a spark in her marriage . . . and to maintain an increasingly unbearable life-defining secret. So when her husband is offered a lucrative job in Luxembourg, she jumps at the chance to leave behind her double-life, to start anew.Â Â Â Â Â She begins to reinvent herself as an expat, finding her way in a language she doesnâ€™t speak, doing the housewifely things sheâ€™s never before doneâ€”playdates and coffee mornings, daily cooking and never-ending laundry. Meanwhile, her husband works incessantly, at a job Kate has never understood, for a banking client sheâ€™s not allowed to know. Heâ€™s becoming distant and evasive; sheâ€™s getting lonely and bored.Â Â Â Â Â Then another American couple arrives. Kate soon becomes suspicious that these people are not who they say they are, and sheâ€™s terrified that her own past is catching up to her. So Kate begins to dig, to peel back the layers of deception that surround her. She discovers fake offices and shell corporations and a hidden gun, a mysterious farmhouse and numbered accounts with bewildering sums of money, and finally unravels the mind-boggling long-play con that threatens her family, her marriage, and her life.Â Â Â Â Â Stylish and sophisticated, fiercely intelligent and expertly crafted, The Expats proves Chris Pavone to be a writer of tremendous talent.