The Banker’s Wife by Cristina Alger

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.

The Banker’s Wife – Cristina Alger


The Banker’s Wife – Cristina Alger


The Banker’s Wife

by Cristina Alger


Length: 10 hrs and 13 mins
Published July 3rd 2018

The Banker’s Wife – Cristina Alger


The Banker’s Wife – Cristina Alger



I really enjoyed this book. The subject of offshore banking and it’s dangerous owners made for a thrilling and engaging plot. I always loved movies about investigated journalism. The idea of following a thread, a tip and in the end, unraveling a huge plot that brings massive repercussions has always fascinated me.

The Banker’s Wife delivered a fascinating story that made me think and wonder how close to reality this thriller was. How much money is really hidden away in offshore banking. Who is protecting whom, and who are the bad guys.

Whenever a thriller is as close to reality as possible I’m enthralled by it. Just the possibilities keep me thinking. And who wouldn’t kill for such huge sums of money.

Investigated reporting is a job that is crucial and immensely necessary in this day and age. The stories that came out just this year alone, and the following fallouts changed the status quo for many.

So, yes, I absolutely enjoyed this book.

The writing was crisp, engaging, and interesting. The plot moved smoothly even though the many POVs had me sometimes confused, the story on its own kept me glued to my phone. The narration was great, I can’t complain about the performance at all.

The Banker’s Wife was a solid mystery/thriller that would make a wonderful movie.

The Banker’s Wife – Cristina Alger

The Banker’s Wife – 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.

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Cristina Alger is a lifelong New Yorker. A graduate of Harvard College and NYU Law School, she worked as a financial analyst and a corporate attorney before becoming a writer. Her third novel, THE BANKER’S WIFE, will be published in Summer 2018 by Putnam. She lives in New York with her husband and children.

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

    1. OMG – thank you so much!!! I try, but who knows what people think. And I’m definitely not a writer, so hearing that you liked my review is a great compliment!! For me, it was a solid mystery/thriller – absolutely worthy to be picked up!! Have you rad Jar of Hearts yet? I loved that book!! 😀

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