The Bankers Wife by Cristina Alger
Thank you Penguin Random House for the advanced copy of this book - all opinions are my own. #freebook #partner
This book is the DEFINITION of un-put-downable. I can honestly say that this story sucked me right in from the beginning and kept my rapt attention to the very last page, which is no easy feat.
Synopsis: When a private plane crashes in the Alps, Annabel suddenly finds herself a widow caught up in a web of highly powerful and dangerous people looking for the information her husband knew before his death. On the other side of the world, Marina is trying to untangle the mysterious lead her mentor left her with before his highly suspicious death. It is not long before Marina is caught up in the same web of explicit danger that Annabel is in - and racing against the clock and all odds to reveal the truth before she becomes the next dead body.
Everything about this book is spot on - high intensity, face paced action with twists at every turn. I loved every character, good and bad, and absolutely LOVED watching strong female characters grapple with taking down very powerful men.
Cristina is remarkable at creating such a high tension atmosphere in her stories, where you never actually feel like there is a lull in the action at any point. There was not a moment in this book where I felt like the energy dropped even an inch - it kept flying by, which is something that I find rare in books, and something that makes a book a 100% win in my world. Every twist and turn was unexpected, while still remaining true to the central storyline, and never feeling like the plot had wandered off to wildly unrealistic territory.
I'm also a sucker for a good flawed character, as well as a villain with a conscience and this book delivers both in spades. Seeing complex characters who are forced to re-examine their actions over and over makes for absolutely compelling reading. I could not stop reading this book, I HAD to find out what happened next, which is all to say that this book devoured me.
Fingers crossed that someone decides to turn this into a movie, as I think we have a great white buffalo on our hands - a book that would truly do film justice. 100% recommend for all the bookworms out there. GET THIS.