THE BANKER’S WIFE

Audiobook
Jul 18, 2018 | 600 Minutes

About THE BANKER’S WIFE

“The Banker’s Wife is a page-turning, plot-twisting international thriller of the first order. Cristina Alger’s writing is as sophisticated and self-assured as the characters she’s created. A remarkable and intriguing journey into the rarefied world of power and money. A perfect blend of mystery, suspense, and betrayal.” —Nelson DeMille

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 is both a high-stakes thriller and an inside look at the personal lives in the intriguing world of finance, introducing Cristina Alger as a powerful new voice in the genre.

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Praise

  • “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. Plus, Alger accomplishes the remarkable in making even Geneva seem exciting.” —Chris Pavone, author of The Expats
  • “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 The Wife
  • “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 its deadly undertow.” —Alex Berenson, author of The Prisoner
  • “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 The Good Girl and Every Last Lie
  • “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 Watch Me Disappear
  • “If you enjoyed The Darlings like I did, you’ll LOVE The Banker’s Wife. International intrigue, glitz, and glamour all tangled in an intricately crafted plot. Both Annabel and Marina are smart, strong female leads who make bold choices–my favorite kind of characters. This is Alger’s best book yet!” —Kate Moretti, author of The Blackbird Season and The Vanishing Year
  • “A mysterious plane crash and a suspicious home invasion unknowingly intersect two women, sending them on parallel paths to discover the truth about the people they love. 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 The Good Widow
  • “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 Even If It Kills Her
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