FICTION

The Banker's Wife

Putnam. Jul. 2018. 352p. ISBN 9780735218451. $27; ebk. ISBN 9780735218468. F
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OrangeReviewStarOffshore banking creates strange and deadly bedfellows, as American Annabel Lerner, the titular banker's wife of Alger's (The Darlings) third novel, is living in Geneva when she learns that her husband, Matthew, has died in a plane crash in the Alps. He was coming home from a destination unknown to her and died with a woman she doesn't know. Was it an accident? Or was it murder? Meanwhile, journalist and bride-to-be Marina Tourneau agrees to investigate one last story by secretly obtaining a flash drive from a source in Paris that might have evidence to prove that a man involved in a Ponzi scheme is still alive after faking his own death. When Marina's boss suddenly winds up dead after a supposed home robbery, Marina is determined to find the truth.
VERDICT Readers riding this international financial roller coaster will be kept on edge through its many twists and turns. Highly recommended for fans of fast-paced thrillers in the tradition of John Grisham.

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