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What would happen to an expert CIA agent, 15 years in the job, who gives it all up to be a stay-at-home mum, exchanging assassinations and double-dealing for playdates, coffee mornings and tennis lessons? That's the reality of life for Kate Moore in Chris Pavone's debut, after her computer-geek husband Dexter accepts a job in Luxembourg and she decides that family is more important than work.
Her days pass "in a cold thick fog of kitchen mopping and grocery shopping and pot scrubbing" as Kate learns about the realities of 24/7 life with two small boys and no work to escape to – Lego, playgrounds, SpongeBob SquarePants. As Dexter works all hours at his mysterious new job in banking, she makes friends with other mothers, joins the American Women's Club of Luxembourg and meets an American couple, Julia and Bill Maclean. But Kate is bored – intensely, dangerously bored. So when she decides there's something off about the Macleans, she begins to investigate.
Kate can't tell if her suspicions are real or a delusion dreamed up to fill her empty life, "to have something to do. Anything." But the way the Macleans won't tell her anything concrete about their pasts, the way they keep turning up when her family is holidaying around Europe, means that all of a sudden she finds herself clinging to a windowsill outside Bill's office. And "this is where she belonged, up here on this ledge. This is what had been missing from her life".
Tension builds, notch by notch, as Kate uncovers deception buried beneath deception, lies inside lies. Nothing, even her family, is what it seems, and she is terrified that her own dirty past as a CIA operative is catching up with her.
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