“Kate Moore, always a career woman, decides to quit her job so that her family can move to Luxembourg for her husband’s job. The timing is perfect—she’s tired of her job, her house, and her life in general. The idea of focusing on her kids and leaving the rat race behind couldn’t be more appealing. But Kate works for the CIA, and leaving the life of a spy (and sometimes-assassin) to become a stay-at-home mom isn’t as easy as she thinks. When her new friends and fellow expats start to seem suspicious, and her husband Dexter’s job is a little too good to be true, she can’t tell if she’s just missing her old life, or if this new life isn’t entirely what it seems.
This is a great read. Kate is a surprisingly relatable character (except the assassin part), and that made me connect with her maybe better than any spy I’ve read about. The plot is twisted and twisted in a way that was never overdone, but kept me wondering how it would all turn out. This is a rare book that would make a wonderful Mother’s Day gift, but that I think men would really enjoy as well.”—Lillian, Queen Anne Books, Seattle. Buy The Expats from Queen Anne Books.