Friday, June 1, 2012

How Was Your Day at Work, Honey?

"The Expats" was a suggestion from Books on the Nightstand.  As they say in their review, I don't want to tell you too much because I don't want to give away the book.  I will say that it's very clever.  It works on a lot of levels.  Do you really know what your spouse does all day when they are at the office?  Are they really at an office?  Trust issues in a relationship are extra complicated when one of the spouses is ex-CIA. 

I enjoyed this one and would suggest it if you are looking for something entertaining to read during a summer trip.  It only got a little draggy in the middle.  I felt the double entendre of spy lies and marriage lies shifted a little too much to marriage but the book got back on track soon enough. 

While reading this I wondered how spy lifestyles are funded.  If you are playing a wealthy couple do you get spending money?  Because you would need to keep up appearances.  But you would also be getting a paycheck for doing your job - which could involve acting rich.  If I only I had a spy I could ask!  Maybe I do....and just don't know it.

I rented "One for the Money" on the iPad.  It was cute but the book was better. 

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