The Banker's Wife: The addictive thriller that will keep you guessing
'A knockout of an international thriller' Chris Pavone, author of The Expats
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|Library of Congress
||Geneva Switzerland - Fiction
||Crime, Thriller & Adventure
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'Immersive, satisfying, tense-and timely' Lee Child'A knockout of an international thriller' Chris Pavone, author of The Expats'Whip smart and fraught with tension...Brilliant.' Mary Kubica, author of The Good Girl'Kept me guessing until the very last page. I couldn't tear myself away' Janelle Brown, author of Watch Me Disappear'A gripping, twisty thriller that asks how well we really know the people closest to us' Alafair Burke, author of The WifeThe only thing worse than finding out that your husband is deadIs discovering the secrets he left behind.Annabel's seemingly perfect ex-patriate life in Geneva is shattered when her banker husband Matthew's plane crashes in the Alps. When Annabel finds clues that his death may not be all it seems, she puts herself in the crosshairs of powerful enemies and questions whether she really knew husband at all.Meanwhile, journalist Marina is investigating Swiss United, the bank where Matthew worked. But when she uncovers evidence of a shocking global financial scandal that implicates someone close to home, she is forced to make an impossible choice.
Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings
||The Banker's Wife will leave you breathless as you turn the pages, gasping as you uncover each delicious layer of this perfectly plotted thriller. We promise you'll be guessing until the very end. -- Liz Fenton & Lisa Steinke, authors of <i>The Good Widow In Cristina Alger's expert hands, the world of complex international finance is the perfect setting for a gripping, twisty thriller that asks how well we really know the people closest to us. The Banker's Wife is smart, savvy, and beautifully written. It grabs the reader by the gut and doesn't let go until the last page. -- Alafair Burke, author of <i>The Ex Behind every great fortune, there's a crime... and a bank. From Geneva to London to New York, Cristina Alger takes us inside the secretive and corrupt world of the super-rich - and three women who struggle to survive their deadly undertow. -- Alex Berenson Cristina Alger's ripped-from-the-headlines thriller is a fascinating glimpse into the mysterious world of billionaire banking, and kept me guessing until the very last page. I couldn't tear myself away. -- Janelle Brown, author of <i>Watch Me Disappear The Banker's Wife is the best kind of thriller: break-neck pace, gutsy women characters who are their own heroes - and if the action in dazzling locales don't take your breath away, the twisty surprises will. -- Kate White, author of <i>Even If It Kills Her Cristina Alger takes an inside look at the lucrative, high-stakes - and sometimes murderous - world of private banking in this stunning masterpiece. Whip smart and fraught with tension, The Banker's Wife packs a punch that doesn't let up. Brilliant. -- Mary Kubica, author of <i>The Good Girl A knockout of an international thriller, with glamorous lives on collision courses with high-stakes crime and high-level politics through the corridors of power in Europe and America. -- Chris Pavone Immersive, satisfying, tense - and timely: This is probably happening for real right now. -- Lee Child
||Bertrams Star Rating: 2 stars (out of 5)
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 is a USA Today Bestseller. She's currently working on her fourth novel. She lives in New York with her husband and children.