Soon to be a TV series starring Rosamund Pike (Gone Girl)
'Whip smart and fraught with tension, The Banker's Wife packs a punch that doesn't let up.' Mary Kubica 'First-rate... slick, heart-hammering entertainment' New York Times Book Review
Annabel's husband Matthew has just died in a plane crash. But was it really an accident or is there more to the story?
Marina's boss has asked for her help on one last investigation - an expose of a huge banking scandal. Shortly after, he is found murdered in his home.
Two women who have lost so much.
Two women with so much more to lose.
Two women who will stop at nothing to find out the truth.
Praise for The Banker's Wife
'Alger delivers an addictive dose of suspense and intrigue with a surprisingly believable plot' USA Today
'A knockout of an international thriller' Chris Pavone, author of The Expats
'One of the best thrillers you'll read all summer' Hello Giggles
'A gripping, twisty thriller that asks how well we really know the people closest to us' Alafair Burke, author of The Wife
Immersive, satisfying, tense - and timely: This is probably happening for real right now.
A knockout of an international thriller, with glamorous lives on collision courses with high-stakes crime and high-level politics through the corridors of power in Europe and America.
Cristina Alger takes an inside look at the lucrative, high-stakes - and sometimes murderous - world of private banking in this stunning masterpiece. Whip smart and fraught with tension, The Banker's Wife packs a punch that doesn't let up. Brilliant.
The Banker's Wife is the best kind of thriller: break-neck pace, gutsy women characters who are their own heroes - and if the action in dazzling locales don't take your breath away, the twisty surprises will.
Cristina Alger's ripped-from-the-headlines thriller is a fascinating glimpse into the mysterious world of billionaire banking, and kept me guessing until the very last page. I couldn't tear myself away.
Behind every great fortune, there's a crime... and a bank. From Geneva to London to New York, Cristina Alger takes us inside the secretive and corrupt world of the super-rich - and three women who struggle to survive their deadly undertow.
In Cristina Alger's expert hands, the world of complex international finance is the perfect setting for a gripping, twisty thriller that asks how well we really know the people closest to us. The Banker's Wife is smart, savvy, and beautifully written. It grabs the reader by the gut and doesn't let go until the last page.
The Banker's Wife will leave you breathless as you turn the pages, gasping as you uncover each delicious layer of this perfectly plotted thriller. We promise you'll be guessing until the very end.
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 is a USA Today Bestseller. She's currently working on her fourth novel. She lives in New York with her husband and children.