Thursday, July 5, 2018

The Banker's Wife by Cristina Alger

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 Swiss United, Marina uncovers information that implicates some of the most powerful men in the financial world, including some who are too close to home. The story could also be the answer to Annabel's heartbreaking search—if Marina chooses to publish it.

My Thoughts 
LOVED THIS BOOK!  I read it in less than 1 day.  Amazing!
I honestly wasn't sure what to think about it when I read the description but I was drawn in from the first page.  Alger has a writing style that is top notch and the characters are written flawlessly.  
A couple goes down in a plane crash (not husband and wife).  The man - Matthew Lerner is a junior banker at Swiss United.  
His widow Annabel doesn't know what to make of all the unanswered questions - who was he with?  Why was he in London? How did her banker husband acquire so many enemies?
On the other side there is Marina a writer who is engaged to a pretty perfect man (or so she thinks)named Grant who plans to give up her job to help with his families political bid for the White House.  
All seemed well and then her boss calls with a cryptic message and a few days later he is dead.  Her world starts to crumble around her.
She uncovers information that could bring the entire international financial world to its knees.  
How will this story end?  I suggest you grab a copy as soon as possible and find out.  You won't be disappointed.

Drink Selection
What a crazy ride!  I think a few glasses of whisky are a must!

5 wine glasses for sure, LOVED this book!

Link to Purchase

About Cristina 
Cristina Alger is a lifelong New Yorker. A graduate of Harvard College and NYU Law School, she worked as a financial analyst and a corporate attorney before becoming a writer. Her third novel, THE BANKER’S WIFE, will be published in Summer 2018 by Putnam. She lives in New York with her husband and children.


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