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“Kate Moore works for the CIA but her family is unaware that she is a spy. She quits her job when her husband receives a job offer in Luxembourg. Once there they encounter a couple that appear to be more than they let on. There are lot of twists and turns that I can't can't say anymore about...”see full review » see other reviews »
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“I was so looking forward to reading this point and was very disappointed. I did not care at all for the way it was written. It was unnecessarily confusing the way it was laid out.”see full review » see other reviews »
“i really enjoyed this story. i do not read a lot of spy novels (none really) and found this story gripping and something i could not put down. a real enjoyment for me.”Maria R wrote this review 8 days ago. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I was so looking forward to reading this point and was very disappointed. I did not care at all for the way it was written. It was unnecessarily confusing the way it was laid out.”Sportschic21 wrote this review Sunday, April 21, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“felt like it was written for a lower level reader. rDidn't like the device of two story lines that were destined to converge. It actually required a different font for it to make sense. Appreciated lack of gruesome kilngs more typical of this genre. Author repeated regularly that the protagonist didn't know Anything about what her husband did. This became less believable every time he said it given that she was supposed to be an intelligent CIA field agent. The episodes of Julia using the computer, going to the car alone seemed contrived and again it seemed too long before Kate realized the significance.
I did read it in one day, several hours, primarily because I was running a fever and didn't feel like doing anything else. ”
“Oh the lies we choose to tell, the deception we veil our lives in, sometimes to such an extent that we wind up in a web of self-deception and counter-deception.
This spy thriller is based on the lives of a married couple who get a chance to relocate from the US to Luxenbourg so that the husband can persue a career in bank IT security. Once there, officially expats, the dynamic of the marriage changes significantly. Kate, once in a high adrenaline job, is now a housewife looking for ways to fill the hours of the day. Dexter, the unassuming IT specialist, now spends long hours working and away from his family. The money is coming in in much more comfortable quantities than in the US but something is decidely wrong.
This mystery kept me up late at night turning pages. I was completely enveloped in the plot, loved the fact that the protagonist was not only a strong, smart woman but a flawed one as well. The book gives plenty of subject matter for discussion, as there are themes of morality, ethics, and the discussion of whether the ends ever justify the means. I found it to be well crafted, loved the scenes in Luxingburg and Paris, as well as cleverly plotted.
Though spy thrillers are not my usual genre, this one was excellent!”
“An Edgar award nominee for best first novel. a clever suspense spy thriller.”Ellen M wrote this review Thursday, March 21, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“It was confusing to keep going with so much back and forth and future dialogue. But it was a good book once it all started to fall into place.
“I only read about a third of this book. Too slow and has a confusing timeline.”jkbees wrote this review Wednesday, March 6, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Kate Moore works for the CIA but her family is unaware that she is a spy. She quits her job when her husband receives a job offer in Luxembourg. Once there they encounter a couple that appear to be more than they let on. There are lot of twists and turns that I can't can't say anymore about without giving away too much. I rated the book four stars not five because I did not like how the story kept flipping around to different parts of time.”Melissa P wrote this review Monday, March 4, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Read to the end to figure out who did what and mostly liked the book. I struggled with the place in time for the various chapters. There is a series of 'today at (timestamp)' and then the rest of the story is at various other past times. The author also includes some obvious foreshadowing. I think this story would make a good movie. ”Jeannette B wrote this review Saturday, February 23, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Kate is a mother working to make ends meet. She has a secret that cannot be revealed.
When her husband tells her that he has a business opportunity to work in Europe, she is surprised but since it would mean much more money to the family, there isn't any reason not to accept.
Once they arrive at Luxembourg, her husband begins working long hours and goes on trips across Europe for his company.
Then she meets a new couple who are also from America. These expats become friendly with Kate and her husband so much so that they are often together at social and family events.
Eventually, Kate wants to know more about her husband's job and why this couple has such an interest in Kate and her husband.
There are many twists in the plot which is cleverly written.
The author has been nominated for an Edgar Award for best first novel and I recommend this novel which shows Kate's resourcefulness and the degree that she would go to in order to protect her family.”