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Chris Pavone

Autor/a de The Expats

13 obres 3,591 Membres 372 Ressenyes 1 preferits

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Chris Pavone graduated from Cornell University. He spent nearly two decades working as an editor, primarily at Clarkson Potter where he worked on nonfiction titles about several topics including interior design, dogs, cocktails, and food. In the late 1990's, he wrote a book entitled The Wine Log. mostra'n més His first novel, The Expats, was published in 2012 and won the 2013 Edgar Award and the 2013 Anthony Award for Best First Novel. His second novel, The Accident, was published in 2014. (Bowker Author Biography) mostra'n menys

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Obres de Chris Pavone

The Expats (2012) 1,565 exemplars
The Accident (2013) 734 exemplars
The Travelers (2016) 532 exemplars
Two Nights in Lisbon (2022) 480 exemplars
The Paris Diversion (2018) 259 exemplars
The Alchemist 1 exemplars
The First Law 1 exemplars
Mother of Deception 1 exemplars
O manuscrito 1 exemplars

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Nom normalitzat
Pavone, Chris
Data de naixement
1968
Gènere
male
Nacionalitat
USA
Lloc de naixement
New York, New York, USA
Llocs de residència
New York, New York, USA
Professions
editor
author

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Ariel Pryce wakes up in Lisbon to find her husband gone from their hotel room. They are there for a business trip for her husband but she knows no details about the client he's there to see. There is no note left for her and after a few hours, she attempts to report him missing to the local police. They are less than helpful. She keeps pursuing until the police agree that he is missing, possibly kidnapped.

When a ransom note is received, events are put into place for Ariel to try to get her husband back. There are red herrings thrown in to keep you guessing.

Overall, a very good and entertaining book.
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Cathie_Dyer | Hi ha 33 ressenyes més | Feb 29, 2024 |
Recommended: Sure!
For people who like to try to solve the puzzle before the characters, who like to travel, and who like spy-crime intrigue minus guts and gore. It's a pretty PG spy story.

This is the first spy book I've ever read, and I may have found a new genre I like! This might not be a blow-you-away book for people more well read on this genre, but I loved it as an introduction. Since I've been to some of the places they visit, I got a little giddy when I could picture so well where they were and merge with my own memories. 😊

We really only get in depth with the main character, Kate, and the others are created through her own impressions. They're fairly predictable static characters: clever dependable husband, sexy playboy spy, cunning faux-friend spy. Kate is not terribly exciting, but I appreciated the turn of her being excited to have a stay-at-home mom kind of life, and then having the courage to admit that maybe it's not actually for her. I enjoyed watching her sneak around and work things out and plan out how to get everything to go her way. There's really no romance here, so don't be looking for that.

It wasn't terribly predictable to me, but probably would be to more well-read people in the genre. I also wasn't thinking so much about how it might end, because I was really sucked into the present moment. That's good writing! Definitely enjoyed it!
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Jenniferforjoy | Hi ha 127 ressenyes més | Jan 29, 2024 |
I wanted to like this a lot more than I did. I'm torn between 2 and 3 stars but going by the "it was Ok" descripton of two stars and sticking with that.

I think the plot is great but the timeline was hard to follow and the characters were unappealing. I think I wasn't invested enough in them as people to care how things played out. It was like one dimensional cardboard cutouts wandering around a complicated chess board.

Still, probably a decent book to take on a beach vacation. I'd go for borrowing from the library and not a purchase for this one.… (més)
 
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hmonkeyreads | Hi ha 127 ressenyes més | Jan 25, 2024 |

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Obres
13
Membres
3,591
Popularitat
#7,056
Valoració
½ 3.5
Ressenyes
372
ISBN
125
Llengües
8
Preferit
1

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