Chris Pavone’s first novel, The Expats, was a New York Times and international bestseller, with nearly twenty foreign editions and a major film deal, and received both the 2013 Edgar Award and Anthony Award for Best First Novel. The Accident,  published in March 2014, was also an instant New York Times bestseller.

Chris grew up in New York City and attended Midwood High School in Brooklyn and then Cornell University. He worked at a number of publishing houses over nearly two decades, mostly as an editor. He is married and the father of twin schoolboys, and they all live in New York City and on the North Fork of Long Island.