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The Banker’s Wife by Cristina Alger is a timely thriller set in the world of finance.
Here’s the synopsis:
[blockquote align=”none” author=””]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 Werner, 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 a few who are too close to home. The story could also be the answer to Annabel’s heartbreaking search–if Marina chooses to publish it.[/blockquote]
It sounds fascinating! The story was inspired by the real-life Panama Papers and Alger’s real life experience as a Goldman Sachs analyst and corporate lawyer. A little background on Alger: she is also the author of The Darlings and This Was Not the Plan. A graduate of Harvard College and NYU Law School, she worked as a financial analyst and a corporate attorney before becoming a writer.
The Banker’s Wife is set to become a TV series and will star Rosamund Pike, according to this article in Deadline. So, definitely read the book before the series comes out.
Check back soon for a review!