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The Banker's Wife
The Banker's Wife | Cristina Alger
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"Immersive, satisfying, tense--and timely: This is probably happening for real right now." -Lee Child 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 French Alps. Among the disappeared is Matthew Lerner, a banking insider at Swiss United, a powerful offshore banking company. 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 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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Lauren.Archer
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This was predictable but still a pretty fun ride. Solid read.

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nsrosli
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It was thrilling and curiosity of what would happened next..the smart and strong wowen portayed in the book are inspiring..

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MicheleinPhilly
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A clever, tightly plotted thriller set in the worlds of high finance and investigative journalism. A perfect summer treat. 4🌟. I also enjoyed Alger‘s The Darlings so I‘m really looking forward to her new one.

Erofan 💤🐶❤ 7mo
batsy Wonder what Pickles is dreaming about 🥰 7mo
MicheleinPhilly @batsy Obviously dreaming of the wonderful person that invented air conditioning. ☺️ 7mo
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Tera0707
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I finally went to downtown Houston to one of America‘s oldest mystery bookstores, Murder by the Book. I was in love. Hoping since everything has wound down at home, I can devour some books. I bought the tagged book and Final Girls by Riley Sager (who will actually be at the store in July!)

Soubhiville Great picture! Hope you found some treasures 📚! 7mo
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sk888888
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I can‘t think of anything I didn‘t like about this book. Lots of intrigue, beautiful Geneva setting, good characters, a little suspense, and a neat twist. Solid 4 ⭐️, and recommended!

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wallacereads
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Desperately trying to fight off motion sickness so I can catch up on my reading while sitting on a train. I am always so jealous of those who can read in cars or trains.

Lola Oh, I feel your pain! I do a little better on a train, but a car is usually an absolute no go. And once I get that motion sick feeling, I can‘t shake it for hours. Sometimes I can sneak in a little here and there using my iPhone or Kindle but that doesn‘t happen very often 😒 1y
CindyMyLifeIsLit Me too!! I start feeling sick after about 15 minutes. My son is the same way, but my daughter read from Houston to the Grand Canyon. I‘m happy for her, but it‘s SO UNFAIR😡!! 😁 1y
TheDaysGoBy I used to be able to, but one too many crazy commutes on the bus ruined that forever. Now I can‘t even be on my phone on the bus without getting a headache. It‘s the worst. 1y
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wallacereads
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Saturday morning.

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Pamwurtzler
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I can‘t remember now where I got the recommendation for this book - it‘s either a #blameitonlitsy or something I saw on @bookriot . Either way, it was twisty and suspenseful. Really good! #24b4monday

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Pamwurtzler
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I started this tonight and hope to finish it tomorrow for my first book of #24B4Monday. After that I‘ll mood read!

Monica5 I thought this book was really good. 1y
Pamwurtzler @Monica5 I really like it so far. 1y
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everfree7
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Great political thriller!!

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everfree7
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Insomnia means let me start my new book...

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Ashley_Nicoletto
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If you had told me a bank thriller would be one of my favorite books of the year... I would have laughed in your face.

But hot damn. This was so good. I loved the shifting narratives between the women. I loved that I was never entirely sure who to trust for the entire book besides these women. Yes, give me all the bank thrillers.

Also, this mornings snuggle. 🙄 😍 that‘s my knee.

nomadreader Ooh! I loved her first book so much. Excited to read this one! 1y
batsy So cute 😍🐶 1y
Sace Pup seems to be saying "I love this knee." 1y
Sace And... Stacked! 1y
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Ashley_Nicoletto
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On this mornings episode of book and snuggle we‘re reallllyyyy in each other‘s personal space. 🤣

Sace 😂 Those eyes! 1y
tammysue Adorable 😊 1y
Mdargusch So cute! 1y
BookMaven407 What a face! 🐶❤️ 1y
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SilversReviews
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@Vkois88

Today‘s Prompt: Bank

THE BANKER‘S WIFE addressed high profile and powerful men and women where money was the catalyst, and as the saying goes “the root of all evil.”

Perhaps it isn‘t a good idea to be a “banker‘s wife.” :)

If you enjoy secrets, intrigue, corruption, and love, you will enjoy THE BANKER'S WIFE. 4/5

https://silversolara.blogspot.com/2018/07/the-bankers-wife-by-cristina-alger.htm...

vkois88 👍👍👍👍👍 1y
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SilversReviews @vkois88 😊 I think this is being made in to a movie. Do you ladies have a challenge for October? 1y
vkois88 @SilversReviews I'm working on finishing it up, but it'll be Hocus Pocus themed 😊😊 1y
SilversReviews @vkois88 Ok...thanks. You always do fun challenges. 1y
vkois88 Thank you, that's so sweet!! They're a lot of fun to do with Misty, and we love seeing everyone's responses ❤❤ 1y
SilversReviews @vkois88 😊 ❤️ It is fun seeing what people come up with. 😊 1y
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Monica5
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Loved it. Kept me revetited. Ended up starting it this morning. Had planned to last night, but hubby took me out. I highly recommend it.

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Monica5
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Starting this now! Heard good things about it.

Lovesbooks87 It was really good. Hope you enjoy it! 1y
Monica5 @Lovesbooks87 I have been in a slump lately. Hope this gets me out of it. 1y
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Lel2403
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Well what can I say, this has wealthy bankers, journalists, money, corruption and plenty of intrigue. You just don‘t know who to trust and it really keeps you guessing to the very end. I genuinely couldn‘t put it down and had a couple of late nights to finish it. A really good read

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LouLouLane
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I love this book. Fun fun fun

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thebookbutterfly1
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Aleida
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This was an easy, quick read perfect for summer. However, what I liked best about this story is that unlike most thrillers where the wife, girlfriend, daughter dies, all the protagonists survive. The Wife, and the reporter (both main characters and women) solve the crime AND live.

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guinsgirlreads
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This book was very intriguing. Lots of corruption, deceit and danger! 👍🏻

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guinsgirlreads
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Next up!

Mdargusch I just finished listening to this yesterday! I liked it 👍🏼 1y
guinsgirlreads @Mdargusch great, thanks!! 1y
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Mdargusch
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#audiobooking #audioknitting #roadtripping We are listening to this thriller and it‘s a good one right from the beginning. It‘s always a 👍🏼 when I find a book both my husband and I like.

JanuarieTimewalker13 Road tripping is the best!! Nice work!! What are you making? 1y
Reviewsbylola Glad you guys are enjoying it! 1y
CrowCAH Love the yarn color for your knitting! 1y
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julesG Nice yarn. What are you making? #knittersoflitsy 1y
Cathythoughts Enjoy 💫💫 1y
BarbaraBB So cozy 😍 1y
peacegypsy Love that yarn! Time to start knitting again! 😊 1y
JanuarieTimewalker13 Beautiful!! 1y
UwannaPublishme This Lefty wishes she could knit like you 😍 1y
emilyhaldi Fun!!! 1y
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LisaW
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This is one of the best thrillers I‘ve read in a long time. It‘s reminiscent of Stieg Larsson and early John Grisham. Very page turner-y! Despite the title it not a typical domestic thriller. Pick it up and you‘ll likely be hooked from the first page.

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JHSiess
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The Bankers Wife is a tense, intricately constructed thriller with strong female protagonists from Christina Alger. Throw this one in your beach bag -- it will keep you engrossed! ⭐⭐⭐⭐ #NetGalley
Full review: https://tinyurl.com/ydfjjzyu

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catherine2
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This book is taking me to Crazy Town 🤓🤪 #24B4Monday

catherine2 Just realized I tagged the wrong book in my photo!! I finished The Banker‘s Wife last night 2y
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catherine2
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This book is amazing!! I couldn‘t put it down. Also made a huge amount of progress on #24B4Monday, 5 hours last night, 11 hours today, 16 total!!

Bostonmomx2 11 hours - wow!! My eyeballs would fall out 😂😂 2y
catherine2 My eyes are actually very tired!! I‘m done for the day 🤓 2y
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catherine2
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This is really suspenseful so far!

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JHSiess
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“You must understand: several people have risked their lives to get this information to you. Tell no one, trust no one. I have trusted you only because Duncan Sander asked me to, & time is of the essence. The sooner this information comes out to the public, the better. We will all be safer once it does.”
“We won‘t let you down. This is what Duncan & I do. You can trust us.”
“We have bet our lives on that.”
#WeekendReading📖 #NetGalley #MountTBR

AJones Your selected quote really got my attention; stacked. 2y
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Lovesbooks87
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I really enjoyed this book. Matthew works for a Swiss bank. One day his plane crashes and his wife is told that he is died with another woman. Was her husband cheating on her. Marina is a journalist who is finally at the top in her career when she starts looking to the Swiss bank and sees that there have been some dealing that are not on the up and up. Annabel and Marina notice someone following them. Who is it? Are what do they want?

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SilversReviews
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THE BANKER‘S WIFE addressed high profile and powerful men and women where money was the catalyst, and as the saying goes “the root of all evil.”

Perhaps it isn‘t a good idea to be a “banker‘s wife.” :)

If you enjoy secrets, intrigue, corruption, and love, you will enjoy THE BANKER'S WIFE. 4/5

I received an advance copy. All opinions are my own.

https://silversolara.blogspot.com/2018/07/the-bankers-wife-by-cristina-alger.htm...

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GirlWellRead
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The writing was quick and sharp, but I did feel that the characters could have been further developed and I think that Alger hides this weakness behind her clever plot. Written from both female perspectives, the characters needed to be more than they were, they simply lacked the depth needed. What I did like was that they were the perfect pairing—one was trying to uncover a secret while the other was trying to conceal information.

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BlueStockingReviews
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A fascinating and fast-paced investigative thriller complete with strong and smart women characters. Read more
https://www.bluestockingreviews.com/blog/the-banker-s-wife

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mlelara
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My husband said this book “was really, really good.” Which is saying a lot, for him! I guess I better read it, too...

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Librarybelle
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Heard this author speak at #PLA2018 , and she wants to connect with book groups and libraries! This is an ARC of her third book, to be released in July. A plane crashes in the Alps, leaving the widow of one of the passengers with more questions than answers. What‘s up with the encrypted laptop and client list? Billed as a thriller, this delves into hidden agendas in the financial world and a whole lot more:

Mdargusch Sounds good! 2y
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MrBook
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#TBRtemptation post 8! Coming in 2018 Edition! Scheduled for a July release. The blurb does the title more justice than I could do, lol. #blameLitsy #blameMrBook 😎

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