Friday, October 26, 2018

The Banker's Wife

Book: The Banker's Wife
Author: 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.-Goodreads

Review: Annabel's husband has died in a plane crash after leaving London. Annabel struggles with his death and doesn't understand why Matthew was in London when he told her he was in a different country. Was he having an affair? Marina is an engaged journalist and her future father-in-law, a very wealthy businessman, is running for President. When her mentor is murdered after investigating a big story, Marina wants to know what he was working on. 

Two women. Two engaging storylines that eventually merge. This was fast paced and I loved the financial aspect to it. A fantastic read from start to finish. 

Grade: 5/5

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