The Expats: A Novel Themes & Motifs

Chris Pavone
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Suspicion

From the beginning of the story, Kate has her suspicions about Julia. As the plot develops, Kate is suspicious of others, too. She is suspicious of fellow coworkers who conduct her exit interviews. In Chapter 4, she is suspicious that they might kill her for her role in the Torres murder.

The one person she is not suspicious of initially is Dexter. She thinks he is too boring or mundane to do anything interesting.She feels very betrayed by him when her suspicions begin to grow. She investigated Dexter before they got married and felt like he was stable. Based on her early investigation of Dexter, she does not believe he has the capacity to lie or be greedy. She is surprised that the FBI charges point to both.Suspicion leads to caution, a trait she needed to have when doing work as a spy. She does...

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