Review | The Banker’s Wife by Cristina Alger

Hello, fellow readers! I picked up this book at the library on a whim. I remember bookstagram raving about the twist ending of The Banker’s Wife last year, and the librarian told me everyone had told her it was great.


Description: A man and wife board a plane in the opening scene of the book. The plane takes off and seemingly vanishes. The man on board, Matthew Werner, was a banker at Swiss United. His wife, Anabel, gets the news that her husband is dead and begins to unravel what it is her husband was doing at Swiss United. Meanwhile, a journalist, Marina, is working on one final investigative piece before early retirement. Her fiance’s father is about to announce his run for president, and her fiance insists that she quit her job. But she can’t turn down this one last story because she is already in too deep and someone close to her dies because of what they knew.

What I Liked: Even though this book was political, I never felt lost or confused. The author did a great job making the plot easy to follow. I was initially very intrigued by the plot and could not put it down.

What I Didn’t Like: The “twist ending” is so painfully easy to guess. Maybe if I had not known there was a twist ending coming, I would have been surprised, but knowing something “shocking” was coming had me on alert the entire time. It wasn’t shocking or original.

The dual storylines kept the book more interesting, but too much time was spent rehashing everything that had already happened everytime one of the main character’s met someone new. So the book became very repetitive in the middle.

Final Thoughts: This book gets a solid three star rating from me. It was nothing new and about 100 pages too long for me. I would probably still read another book from this author because the writing style was very easy to follow for a political thriller.

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