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
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
Definitely 4.5 stars
I'll admit, when I first came across this title I assumed it was another domestic psychological "wife" thriller (although one with a great cover). The Banker's Wife , however, was not at all what I expected. I knew from the opening scene in the London airport that this financial thriller was not only going to keep me on my toes, but it had such an international flair and hint of conspiracy and secrets to come that I couldn't wait to find out more.
We first meet Marina, an in ...more
A fascinating and fast-paced investigative thriller complete with strong and smart women characters.
A handsome couple boards a private plane in London bound for Geneva. An hour after takeoff the plan drops off the radar, and it’s wreckage is thought to be spotted atop Mt. Trélod, in the Swiss Alps. Among the missing is Matthew Werner, a banking executive at Swiss United Bank, a powerful offshore bank. His young widow, Annabel is left grappling with the secrets he’s left behind, including ...more
The Banker’s Wife is a fabulous, well-paced thriller that delves into the offshore banking business in Geneva, Switzerland. I was drawn into the story line from the first page and stayed invested in the plot until the cleverly-crafted conclusion. Alger takes the time to explain the world of high finance and hidden offshore accounts while developing authentic and strong female characters who anchor the book. She also effectively crafts the setting, making the reader feel that she or he h ...more
The Banker’s Wife by Cristina Alger is a brisk financial thriller. Set globally, it revolves around dirty money, hidden offshore accounts, power hungry politicians and corrupt, ultra rich bankers. From Paris to New York and Geneva to London, this slick and smart international page turner held my full attention from start to finish.
This is how the adventure begins: On a cold snowy morning in November, at an airport in London, a private jet bound for Geneva takes off into the storm and before long ...more
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
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The Banker's Wife by Cristina Alger Book Review
I totally meant to put this review out yesterday. I've been waiting (not so patiently) for a chance to read & review The Banker's Wife by Cristina Alger. I literally squealed when Netgalley & Putnam granted my review request. Yesterday while traveling, (not to Geneva), I thought non-stop about this book!
The Banker's Wife is Not Your Average Thriller
I am a huge f ...more