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The Paris Diversion

Chris Pavone

The explosive sequel to the top ten bestseller The Expats, The Paris Diversion takes place over the course of one nail-biting day.

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‘Smart, sophisticated and suspenseful.’ HARLAN COBEN
‘Sleek, cunning and breakneck.’ MEGAN ABBOTT
‘Top-tier.’ New York Times

From the top ten bestselling author of The Expats. Kate Moore is back in a pulse-pounding thriller which takes place over the course of one nail-biting day.

Kate Moore – a mother with an interesting past – is living the quiet life in another European city, or trying to. On her way to drop her children off at school in the city centre, the cafes and streets of Paris start to come alive around her. Kate’s husband Dex, meanwhile, charged with finding a particular present for their son’s birthday, is struggling to focus on the job in hand as a financial matter at work seems to be playing on his mind. As worrying reports begin to circulate from key locations around the city, and the sound of wailing sirens becomes increasingly hard to ignore, could their day and, indeed, their lives be about to change forever?

Critic Reviews

A man with a suicide vest filled with radioactive material stands in front of the Louvre, threatening to detonate it, but this is only the beginning of a complicated plot to steal big money and exact revenge. The story unspools over just a few hours, and you won’t stop reading until the final devastating pages.

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Sleek, cunning and breakneck... with as rich and complicated a hero as you could hope for — it keeps you returning for more and more. A knockout.

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A 100 mph thriller that all takes place within twelve hours.

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Thriller writing at its absolute best. With echoes of Graham Greene and John le Carré, Pavone’s novel accomplishes that rare feat of being both a nonstop adventure ride and a smart, stylish and compelling meditation on family, courage, responsibilities, and the relationships we create, for good and bad, throughout our lives. The Paris Diversion does far more than divert; it grips us from the very beginning and doesn’t let go.

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A deliciously twisty thriller...This involving work has been skillfully engineered for maximum reader enjoyment.

Wall Street Journal
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[A] sizzling thriller... the novel’s carefully layered plot takes readers from the offices of a multinational company, where a master of industry is planning a dicey corporate merger, to a filthy alley where one hired killer confronts another. But at the heart of the novel is the domestic drama playing out between Kate and Dexter.

New York Times Book Review

Chris Pavone grew up in Brooklyn, graduated from Cornell, and was an editor at book-publishing houses in New York for fifteen years. His 2012 debut, The Expats, described by the Sunday Times as ‘a captivating, sophisticated thriller’ won both the Edgar and Anthony Awards for best first novel and was a Sunday Times bestseller. It was followed in 2014 by…

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