The Banker’s Wife
When her husband, Matthew, was offered a private-banking job in Switzerland, Annabel went eagerly along, building a lavish expat life in Geneva. Matthew’s employer, Swiss United, lavishes its employees with perks and astronomical salaries, and life seems almost absurdly cushy. But when Matthew dies in a plane crash with a mysterious woman at his side, Annabel isn’t willing to believe Swiss United’s explanation. When she begins digging deeper into the accident, she uncovers appalling criminal acts–and more danger than she ever could have imagined. Meanwhile, journalist Marina is closing in on the biggest story of her career, alongside her friend and mentor, Duncan. When Duncan, too, dies under mysterious circumstances, Marina’s pursuit of the truth brings her right into Annabel’s world. The information these two women have could bring down many of the world’s most powerful figures–unless those figures get to the women first.
Swiss United and its cohort are arresting villains, and the detailed glimpse inside the world of anonymous Swiss banking adds to the breathless intrigue. The wealth in play–and the lengths to which people will go to protect it–are as shocking as the deaths that lie in their wake.
Chris Hayden has been working at City Book Review since 2012, so that makes him the keeper of knowledge. He manages the office and book reviewers (all 200 of them!), which is no small feat. If you’re looking at the book reviews here, you’re seeing them because he sent the books out for review. Without him, this place would fall apart, because no one else in the office knows how to use the postage machine. Two words: job security.
|Page Count||352 pages|
|Publisher||G.P. Putnam's Sons|
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|Category||Mystery, Crime & Thriller|