A polarizing thriller

3.25 out of 5 stars

I did something that I normally don’t do, I read through some of the reviews that were posted online for this because I felt divided over this book. There were a lot of times that it swept me off my feet and took me away to places I’ve never been but want to go, and dove headfirst into the story with reckless abandon. But for every one of those moments, there was a “this is totally unbelievable” or a flat out “no” in my mind. I’ve honestly never been more confused by my feelings with a book.

The plot was interesting and definitely whisked the reader away to different locales, but wasn’t always easy to follow. The characters were also incredibly polarizing.  I would love them one moment and couldn’t stand them the next.

Overall, The Travelers could be a great book for you — and it might not be.  I think that there are a lot of people who would really enjoy it, and a lot that probably wouldn’t.  Just check out the reviews on Amazon.  They’re all over the place.

I was given a free copy of this book by Blogging For Books

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A pulse-racing international thriller from the New York Times bestselling author of The Expats and The Accident

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.


CHRIS PAVONE is the New York Times bestselling author of The Expats and The Accident. He is the winner of the Edgar and Anthony awards for best first novel. He was a book editor for nearly two decades and lives in New York City with his family.


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