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 Lerner, 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 S...
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The Banker’s Wife Reviews
If you are looking for a fast-paced thriller with strong female characters, look no further.
In Geneva, Switzerland Matthew Werner is a high level banker at Swiss United, when his plane crashes under very suspicious circumstances. His wife, Annabel, is left grappling with his death and many unanswered questions. She sets out to find out what her husband was doing and finds herself entangled in a web of lies and deceit.
In New York City, Marina Tourneau is a journalist. While working on a story she ...more
The Banker’s Wife is a globe trotting thriller that grabbed my attention instantly and held it throughout. It switches back and forth between Marina, a journalist and Annabel a recently widowed young woman and I loved both of these clever, strong women. They were both incredibly well drawn and believable, and falling down the rabbit hole of offshore banking alongside them was quite the wild ride.
There was a slick sophistication to this one, the setting took me from Geneva and the world of h ...more
I'm between 4 and 4.5 stars.
Despite taking place in 2015, Cristina Alger's newest novel, The Banker's Wife , definitely has a bit of a ripped-from-the-headlines feel to it, without being sensationalist.
One snowy morning at an airport in London, amidst chaos caused by multiple travel delays, a couple quietly and unobtrusively boards a private jet bound for Geneva. Not long after, the plane drops off of the radar, and later, wreckage is found in the Alps. Investigators suspect weather-related is ...more
Enticing premise, BUT...
Everyone seems to have loved this book, except for me (or so it seems). I find myself in the minority once again!
Full review to come!
Annabel Lerner is devastated when she hears the news her husband Matthew, an employee of Swiss United, has been killed in a plane crash. But his death has left more questions than answers and Annabel becomes convinced some powerful people connected to the offshore bank wanted him dead.
Journalist Marina Tourneau is set to marry Grant, who comes from a wealthy family and whose father is set to run for president. When her colleague and mentor, Duncan, turns up dead, Marina digs deep into the story ...more
This is a great book about secrets and corruption and money - LOTS of money. It's a clever mystery that keeps you guessing over whether characters are honest or corrupt and your opinion is going to change several times until you get to the fantastic ending of the book.
There are two strong female characters that most of the book revolves around - Annabel the widow of a banker killed in a plane crash who left clues behind over what was going on at the Swiss bank that employed him and Marina - a jo ...more
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 ...more
Book prejudices. Despite my love for mysteries, thrillers and police procedurals, I had myself convinced that I disliked anything to do with computer crimes, money laundering and politics. The publisher, however, sent me a copy and if they send it I will read. As soon as I started reading I was hooked, all preconceived notions thrown out the window.
A female journalist, about to marry the son of the man who may be the next US President and a young wife in Geneva, whose husband works for a Swiss B ...more