The Banker’s Wife by Christina Alger (5 out of 5)

I have read Cristina’s other books. Last month, I saw her tweet about her new book coming out in July. I tweeted back at her that I had to get my hands on it. Days later, a copy appeared at the store. I was thrilled! This little number isn’t out until July, but you need to put it on your lists now. It is that good!

Two ladies are the central characters in this one. Annabel is the banker’s wife in the title. Her and her husband Matthew, who is a banker at Swiss United, live a life of luxury. Until the authorities show up at the door and inform her that her husband died in a plane crash in a storm. Annabel has questions (Why did Matthew lie about where he was? Why was he on a plane with a beautiful woman who wasn’t her?) and starts digging. Marina is a journalist who has been watching her boss Duncan chase down what he calls “the story of his career” when he tells her she has to meet a shadowy figure and take possession of a USB drive. Marina figures the shit has officially hit the fan when Duncan ends up dead, and she ends up right in the middle of everything. Her charismatic fiance Grant doesn’t approve of her career, and he wants her to quit and be on his arm all the time. Grant’s dad is running for President, and Marina is really in a not-to-be envied position when his name comes up in conjunction with some dirty deeds. The two stories intersect, but not until the end does the reader see how- and in pretty stunning fashion. The cast of supporting characters is so well written that the reader finds themselves really questioning everything and everyone. The end isn’t convoluted, and better yet, it isn’t straight up bogusness. And isn’t that the mark of a great read? This is a twisty, throw-down thriller with two strong ladies at the forefront. I think it’s a great read, and I’m sure you will, as well. It’s out on July 3, brought to us by the fine folks at G.P. Putnam Sons, a subsidiary of Penguin Random House.

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~ by generationgbooks on May 23, 2018.

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