Jul 24 2018

Review for The Banker’s Wife by Cristina Alger

Posted by Jenea @ Jenea's Book Obsession in Reviews / 19 Comments

Review for The Banker’s Wife by Cristina AlgerThe Banker's Wife by Cristina Alger
Published by G.P. Putnam's Sons on July 3rd 2018
Genres: Adult, Mystery, Thriller
Pages: 352
Format: Kindle
Source: Publisher
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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 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.




The Banker’s Wife shows us the 24/7 world of financial world and the evils that sometimes lurk behind the scenes. The heart-pounding suspense and deceit will have the reader turning the pages.

We first meet Annabel shortly after her husbands death, or shall I say mysterious plane crash that killed him. What follows is her discovery of a encrypted laptop and more questions surrounding his death. The more she digs, more questions plague her, did she really know her husband that well? What did he get himself mixed up in? Annabel is one determined widow. I felt so sorry for her through all of this, but she is stronger than she ever thought she was and I really like that about her. She turned out to one tough cookie. Now onto Marina, who happens to be a investigative journalist, who believes she has landed a big story. She, like Annabel is independent and and determined at what ever the cost, they will figure out just was going behind the scenes of the sometimes scary financial world.

It is so hard to tell you about the plot itself, as I will be afraid to give too much away. This is the type of read that it is better to go in blind and let the pieces fall into place for the reader. And Alger did such a fantastic job describing the financial world and bringing it to life.

The story is fast paced from the start, from the mounting evidence to the smart quick determined women wanting answers who find themselves at times in some pretty dangerous situations, but it doesn’t stop them either. Alger had me hooked from the start till the last page and I have to say, that is one things I look for in the thriller genre. And this one delivered.




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Jenea @ Jenea's Book Obsession

19 Responses to “Review for The Banker’s Wife by Cristina Alger”

  1. Lorna

    I do like a good thriller occasionally but I do like to have a romance. Does this have one? Glad you liked it!

  2. verushka

    I’ve had serious issues with titles like this recently, but I’m glad it’s a good read — can’t ever have enough of the good stuff like this! Annabel and Marina really do sound fantastic.

  3. Sophia Rose

    I’ve not read any thrillers based in the finance world. I do like how she is hunting for the answers to her husband’s secret life with the help of the investigative journalist. Sounds exciting.

  4. Suzanne @ The Bookish Libra

    Annabel and Marina sound like great characters. I’ll have to keep this one in mind for when I’m in the mood for a thriller. The financial aspect of it sounds interesting, but that might just be because I work for an accounting firm, lol.

  5. Dani Eide

    This sounds great! ♥️ Love the idea of two women pitted against some secret financial leaders. Annabel and Marina are my type of characters.

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