The Banker’s Wife by Cristina Alger

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This book was sent to Traveling With T for review consideration.

The Banker’s Wife

Summary: 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.


Traveling With T’s Thoughts:

The Banker’s Wife was a book that flew slightly under my radar. I would see it sometimes on a blogger’s blog and mean to check it out.. but then.. LIFE. So when I finally got around to checking it out- I reached out to a contact who then let me know the publicist’s name and then…. the book arrived.

And I was HOOKED. I read a good deal of thriller/suspense/mystery and I honestly can’t get enough of it. Except that sometimes I spot the twists or figure out the secrets early. I can honestly say that in The Banker’s Wife- I did not have those feelings. I didn’t figure out where Cristina taking us, but boy did I enjoy the ride!!!

What I Liked:

The cover. Dark and mysterious and just perfection.

The 2 female characters- Annabel and Marina. Both have pieces of the puzzle and must figure out how to solve it, what it all means and most importantly… who, if anyone, to trust. These ladies both had enough going on that I almost would not have cared if they had just sat down and cried for 15 chapters- but the fact that they kept on- well, go on strong women! LOVE it!

The ending. My lips are zipped. But it’s VERY good!


Bottom line: This thriller kinda reminded me (in a vague way) of The Pelican Brief. There are unsavory characters and a lot at stake- and people that will not let the secrets come out. I LOVED IT!!!!


*This book was sent to Traveling With T for review consideration. All thoughts and opinions are mine alone.*


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Happy Reading and Bookishly Yours,

T @ Traveling With T

8 thoughts on “The Banker’s Wife by Cristina Alger

  1. fuonlyknew says:

    Love how you showcased this book! I’m like you. I keep seeing this here and there. After reading your thoughts, I’m very curious.

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