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The Banker's Wife by Cristina Alger
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The Banker's Wife

by Cristina Alger

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After her husband dies in a plane crash, his wife Annabel discovers he has been working for a bank that launders money for cartels and despots. She begins to suspect that the crash was not an accident and finds herself in danger. The story is told in alternating chapters about Annabel, Marina, an investigative reporter, and Zoe, an assistant at the bank. A good international thriller and an entertaining read. ( )
  jwrudn | Oct 4, 2018 |
Interesting. Good read. ( )
  shazjhb | Sep 28, 2018 |
An international banking thriller that was fast paced and a fun read. I will look for more by this author. ( )
  MichelleConnell | Sep 26, 2018 |
In NYC, Marina is engaged to Grant who is the son of a billionaire who is about to run for president. She is a reporter at Press magazine. Her boss Duncan is obsessed with tracking the offshore account of a Ponzi scheme criminal. Annabel is married to Matthew. They live in Geneva where Matthew, a former tax lawyer, works as a private banker at a Swiss bank. Duncan and Matthew wind up dead and Marina and Annabel separately start investigating their mysterious deaths. The book is written from the alternating points of view of Marina and Annabel. Occasionally, there are chapters about Zoe, Matthew's assistant.

Take a mishmash of all the news articles you have read recently about offshore accounts, whistle blowers, money launderers and billionaires in politics. Then combine them with a few murders and some women's fiction tropes (adultery, miscarriage, broken relationships and A LOT of crying). Everyone is beautiful/handsome and exceedingly rich. They all have impeccable Ivy League credentials. It might be better as a movie than a book, if they manage to dramatize people sitting at a computer transferring assets and hacking accounts. The book runs around in circles a lot, so a movie might tighten the plot. I was interested enough to read to the end, but this book is forgettable. And the ending is just awful. Everyone lives happily ever after. Give me a break. One star deducted for this.

I received a free copy of this book from the publisher. ( )
  fhudnell | Sep 2, 2018 |
A novel of international corruption in the banking arena. Some jet-setting glamour thrown in and multiple plot-twists. Most of the novel was plotted in the thriller genre, but the ending was straight out of a romance novel, i.e. not particularly believable. Definitely readable, mildly interesting, but not gripping. ( )
  MM_Jones | Aug 18, 2018 |
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"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"--… (more)

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