Finished Reading // The Expats

Note: This post is part of a blog book club and is a post about my feelings and opinions in regards to this book. Read more about the blog book club and why I read this book here. This post was written after I read the book and therefor contains SPOILERS, so don't read this post if you aren't finished with the book!

Overall Thoughts

This book was lent to me by a friend. I told her about some of the Moriarty books I had read, and she thought I might like this one, too. She was right. It was different than Liane Moriarty's mysteries but similar too. I totally loved the espionage theme of this book, as well as that it was a more light-hearted mystery (versus a murder mystery which would be heavy). This book was nothing ground-breaking or amazing, but it was a quick, fun, easy read. I read lots of negative reviews of it online, but I enjoyed it. I think some reviewers take reviewing too seriously and also over analyze a book. I read for entertainment and this book fit the bill. That said, it was so quick and easy, I don't have a ton to say about it.

Opinion on Characters

I didn't have super strong opinions on the characters in this book one way or the other. I liked Kate. I didn't particularly relate to her a whole lot, but liked her nonetheless. Dexter was likable, too. I was sincerely hoping he wasn't a bad guy, so I was glad when it turns out he was not. Julia and Bill were in consequential to me. Julia was a little annoying. Bill seemed like a jerk. But I just did not care about them too much.

Rating the Book

To sum up my feelings about various aspects of this book, I offer the following ratings...

Scale 1 - 10 with 10 being the best

Plot/Story // 7
Pace // 7
Length // 8
Characters // 8
Ending // 8
Overall // 7.5

Would I recommend this book to a friend? Yes. One of the quicker, easier reads - would be perfect for a quick vacation read.

If you read The Expats too, 

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