Title: The Banker’s Wife
Author: Cristina Alger
Publication Date: July 3, 2018
Genre: Fiction | Thriller
Synopsis from Putnam
Review: Matthew Werner and Fatima Amir board a private plane in London en route to Geneva. The plane crashes in the Alps with no survivors.
Matthew is a banker for the powerful Swiss United Bank affording he and his wife, Annabel the high life in Geneva, Switzerland. She maintained a solitary existence while he traveled for work and didn’t share much intel on his clients. Shocked by Matthew’s death Annabel finds out Fatima was his client and tied to a corrupt regime. Is Swiss United Bank representing criminal clients? Was Matthew involved or was he about to blow the whistle? Authorities quickly rule the crash an accident leaving Annabel on her own to sift thru highly sensitive information hidden by her husband.
Meanwhile, investigative journalist Marina Tourneau wants to quit her job and marry her rich fiancé. On the same day Matthew dies she winds up with a USB storing information on powerful and dangerous people and her editor-in-chief is murdered.
THE BANKER’S WIFE is a gripping international financial thriller. As an accountant I appreciate an author who can take a boring subject and craft it into a twisty and suspenseful trip without the gore. I also loved that Alger created two strong, intelligent women to take the lead without making the story feel like it’s for women only. I think plenty of men would enjoy this one too. I was invested in this compelling page turner from the get-go!