Review published on May 10, 2016.
When I saw The Travelers by Chris Pavone on the list of review books I was eager to read this, after thoroughly enjoying his first book, The Expats.
Will Rhodes is a correspondent for a luxury travel magazine (The Travelers of the title). On a trip to Argentina Will gets more than he bargained for and his life as he knows it is turned upside down. The thrills then start apace as Will tries to uncover the myriad secrets and lies surrounding him. The characters are well drawn and believable and the story moves around the world with Will. My only negative comment would be that you have to concentrate on all the twists otherwise it would be very confusing.
I don’t want to give away any more than that, as the twists and turns in this pacy thriller will keep you guessing to the end. If you enjoy a fast moving thriller then I can definitely recommend The Travelers. The book reminded me of the stand-alone thrillers of Harlan Coben and Linwood Barclay.
I would rate this higher for personal read than book group, as personally I don’t think that thrillers work as well when being discussed by a group.
The Travelers by Chris Pavone
Faber & Faber 9780571298877 hbk Mar 2016