Book Review- The Travelers



The Travelers by Chris Pavone
Published by Crown on March 8, 2016
Genres: International Mystery & Crime, Conspiracies
Pages: 448

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.

The Travelers was intense; and even that is an understatement. Throughout the whole book there were layers upon layers of deception, secrets, and lies. Each chapter was more exciting than the last, making it harder and harder to put the book down.

The tense of the writing is one I have not come across before. It’s written as if all the events in the book are happening in real time. It took a while to get used to, but after the first couple chapters I stopped noticing.

One thing I loved about The Travelers is how perfectly it was planned out. There was so much happening to so many people in a single moment, yet I had no problems following the story line. It was incredibly written as well; only revealing the necessary information and hinting at facts not yet discovered.

Although it took a while to get into, The Travelers was a great read. It was enthralling and exciting; keeping me on the edge of my seat for its entirety.

I am going to give The Travelers four out of five hearts.

♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

*I was given this book by Blogging For Books for free in exchange for an honest review. This has not in any way influenced my views or opinions of the book.

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