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The Banker's Wife (2018)

by Cristina ALGER

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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.… (more)
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Annabel's husband Matthew dies mysteriously in a plane crash, but the more she finds out about the accident, the more confused, afraid, and suspicious she becomes. At the same time, Marina, a journalist, is investigating the death of her mentor, and the story he was researching. Their intertwined stories come together in fascinating, frightening, and complicated ways. As new and interesting characters are introduced, you never know who you can trust. And you can never put the book down in your quest to find answers. ( )
  cherybear | Sep 15, 2022 |
Very good reading. The story of Annabel, Marina and Zoe is full of challenges, twists and turns. ( )
  CandyH | Jul 23, 2021 |
I really enjoyed Cristina Alger's writing. Nice suspense and thriller moments. ( )
  FDKreader | Jul 12, 2021 |
I’m not quite sure about this book. It was enjoyable but it didn’t grab me and pull me in. If for some reason I’d had to stop reading and couldn’t come back to it I don’t think I would’ve minded. Again it had sort of like a Lifetime movie feel to it. There isn’t anything particularly bad about the book it’s just nothing particularly stood out to me either. ( )
  purple_pisces22 | Mar 14, 2021 |
ok read.i i am sddicted to these silly books and i
must read to the end.. ( )
  annbury | Feb 4, 2020 |
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ALGER, Cristinaprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
BAARDMAN, GerdaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
MARINOVIĆ, IvanaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
VACKER, KarissaNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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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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