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Review: The Travelers by Chris Pavone

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It’s 3:00am. Do you know where your husband is?

Meet Will Rhodes: travel writer, recently married, barely solvent, his idealism rapidly giving way to disillusionment and the worry that he’s living the wrong life. Then one night, on assignment for the award-winning Travelers magazine in the wine region of Argentina, a beautiful woman makes him an offer he can’t refuse. Soon Will’s bad choices—and dark secrets—take him across Europe, from a chateau in Bordeaux to a midnight raid on a Paris mansion, from a dive bar in Dublin to a mega-yacht in the Mediterranean and an isolated cabin perched on the rugged cliffs of Iceland. As he’s drawn further into a tangled web of international intrigue, it becomes clear that nothing about Will Rhodes was ever ordinary, that the network of deception ensnaring him is part of an immense and deadly conspiracy with terrifying global implications—and that the people closest to him may pose the greatest threat of all.

It’s 3:00am. Your husband has just become a spy!

I don’t usually gravitate towards spy novels, however, I must admit I was extremely curious to read this book after the buzz I had heard about Chris Pavone’s debut novel The Expats. I’m glad a took a chance and stepped outside my “safety zone” and ventured into the uncharted territory of this genre. I’m going to start by saying what worked for me about this novel, and pretty much everything did. I loved the plot! First and foremost. It was fast-paced and intriguing. The story just flows very naturally. It is intense and a lot of action happens on every page, so you are hardly able to put the book down.The characters were interesting and engaging. I didn’t particularly care for the character of Will, but not by any fault of the author. The book is suspenseful and the ending is not a huge surprise, but all the action in the book more than make-up for it. 5-stars! I highly recommend it.

I received this book for free from Blogging for Books in exchange for my honest review.

5 star

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Stacking The Shelves

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Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga’s Review. This is a weekly post, usually on Sundays, where I’ll share the books that I’m adding to my shelves. I’ll include books I purchase, books from my local library, e-books, audiobooks, and books for review.

PURCHASED

Realm of Shadows by Heather Graham

This is my first Heather Graham book! yes, I know! Lately I’ve been on a vampire love probably induced by my new obsession–The Originals on Netflix. So I’m really looking forwad to starting this book.

 The Lightening Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians #1) by Rick Riordan

I also started a family book club with my boys who are 9 and 11. They are starting to get into the realm of fantasy books, so I decided to give Percy Jackson a try.

The Year We Turned Forty by Liz Fenton and  Lisa Steinke

For my regular monthly book club, we picked The Year We Turned Forty. Many of my friends who come to my monthly book club meeting happen to be turning forty this year, so I think this book may generate a good discussion.

Books/ARCs For Review

The Loney by Andrew Michael Hurley (NetGalley)

The Travelers by Chris Pavone (First to Read)

The Night Bell by Inger Ash Wolfe (NetGalley)

Wishful Seeing by Janet Kellough (NetGalley)

So these are all the books I added to my shelves this past week. Please leave me a comment if you’ve read any of these books, or just to share what you’re reading this week 🙂