A USA Today Bestseller
"Immersive, satisfying, tense--and timely: This is probably happening for real right now."--Lee Child
"First-rate...Slick, heart-hammering entertainment."--The New York Times Book Review
On an early morning in November, a couple boards a private plane bound for Geneva, flying into a storm. Soon after, it simply drops off the radar, and its wreckage is later uncovered in the Alps. Among the disappeared is Matthew Werner, a banking insider at Swiss United, a powerful offshore bank. His young widow, Annabel, is left grappling with the secrets he left behind, including an encrypted laptop and a shady client list. As she begins a desperate search for answers, she determines that Matthew's death was no accident, and that she is now in the crosshairs of his powerful enemies.
Meanwhile, ambitious society journalist Marina Tourneau has finally landed at the top. Now that she's engaged to Grant Ellis, she will stop writing about powerful families and finally be a part of one. Her entry into the upper echelons of New York's social scene is more appealing than any article could ever be, but, after the death of her mentor, she agrees to dig into one more story. While looking into Swiss United, Marina uncovers information that implicates some of the most powerful men in the financial world, including a few who are too close to home. The story could also be the answer to Annabel's heartbreaking search--if Marina chooses to publish it.
The Banker's Wife is both a high-stakes thriller and an inside look at the personal lives in the intriguing world of finance, introducing Cristina Alger as a powerful new voice in the genre.
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Hard to put down...well written. Intriguing plot and informative about the private banking world. 41/2 out of 5 stars. 45
I love spy novels, thrillers etc, and buy every David Baldacci and Nelson Demille which comes out, but have never written a review before. I hate this book. I forced myself to keep reading with the hope it would get better, despite being totally bored. I made it to page 171 before finally deciding to waste no more of my time. Aside from the plot being terrible and predictable, the author doesn’t let you forget that she is a woman, with all of her obvious details which are directed toward women. She also praises her heroine’s short haircut in an effort to justify her own short haircut on the book flap. Not important. More germaine is that the book is really bad. 15
Good read! 45
I heard it recommended by Dana Plano on The Five on Fox. An excellent read! 55
In chapter one, the author wrote that the pilot wouldn’t be “phased” by unfavorable flying conditions. She wanted “fazed.” Fail. No money will be spent on lazy writers like this! 15
A dramatic and sinister take on Swiss banking. Needs some better proofreading. Character mix ups in the narrative abound. 35
This was such a fabulous book. I blew through it but didn’t want it to end. Compelling characters and a great puzzle of financial intrigue. I’m recommending this book to all of my friends! 55
This is a great follow up to The Darlings. There are so many twists and turns that I couldn't put it down. The story is so close to reality you can almost plug in the actual people. The author does a great job keeping you involved in this story of international intrigue. Bravo to Cristina Alger, eagerly awaiting the next book. 55