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.
Kate Moore is a working mother, struggling to make ends meet, to raise children, to keep a spark in her marriage... and to maintain an increasingly unbearable life-defining secret. So when her husband is offered a lucrative job in Luxembourg, she jumps at the chance to leave behind her double-life, to start anew. She begins to reinvent herself as an expat, finding her way in a language she doesn’t speak, doing the housewifely things she’s never before done - playdates and coffee mornings, daily cooking and never-ending laundry....
"You Will Need to Pay Attention"
As dawn approaches in New York, literary agent Isabel Reed is turning the final pages of a mysterious, anonymous manuscript, racing through the explosive revelations about powerful people, as well as long-hidden secrets about her own past. In Copenhagen, veteran CIA operative Hayden Gray, determined that this sweeping story be buried, is suddenly staring down the barrel of an unexpected gun. And in Zurich, the author himself is hiding in a shadowy expat life, trying to atone for a lifetime’s worth of lies and betrayals with publication of The Accident, while always looking over his shoulder.
"A Little Bit Like Cotton Candy"
Will Rhodes is an award-winning correspondent for The Travelers, on assignment at a luxury Argentinian resort. But Will's life is about to be turned upside down when a new flirtation turns into something far more dangerous - realizing only too late. It turns out he's been targeted; little does he know the network of deception ensnaring him is part of an immense and deadly conspiracy - and that the people closest to him may pose the greatest threat of all.
Kate Moore is an expat mum, newly transplanted from Washington DC to Luxembourg, where her days are filled with play dates and coffee mornings. Kate is also guarding a secret - one so momentous it could destroy her. She finds herself looking over her shoulder, terrified her past is catching up with her. Soon Kate is buried in layers of deceit so thick they threaten her family, her marriage and her life.
In New York, literary agent Isabel Reed is turning the final pages of an anonymous manuscript. In Copenhagen, CIA operative Hayden Gray is suddenly staring down the barrel of a gun. And in Zurich, the author himself is hiding in a shadowy expat life. Over the course of one long, perilous day, these lives collide as the book begins its dangerous march toward publication, placing everything at risk - and everyone in mortal peril.