BUILDING ON HARDCOVER BUZZ:The Banker’s Wife is an eagerly anticipated read in Summer 2018, and garnered advanced praise from heavy hitters such as Lee Child, Nelson DeMille, Chris Pavone, Alafair Burke, and Mary Kubica. It has been receiving rave critical reviews so far and we have a major tour lined up with numerous joint events with bestselling authors.
PAST PAPERBACK SUCCESSES: Cristina Alger’s The Darlings performed well in the paperback format and The Banker’s Wife lends itself perfectly to paperback given the genre, and with plenty of twists and captivating characters, this novel will be a hit with book clubs.
REFRESHING APPROACH TO THE CONTEMPORARY THRILLER: In its hardcover publicatoin, The Banker’s Wife has been gathering steam as a traditional thriller in the spirit of John Grisham, which readers are finding fresh in today’s market full of too many gimmicks.
WELL-CONNECTED AUTHOR: Alger has stellar connections in both the publishing and finance worlds. She is in a book club with Harlan Coben, Lee Child, and Nelson DeMille, and she also hosts friends and colleagues at book club dinners (recently featuring Janice Y.K. Lee, Helen Ellis, Chris Pavone, and Amor Towles) and is on the board of the Young Lions at the New York Public Library.
JUST ANNOUNCED, AN EXCITING NEW TV ADAPTATION OF THE BANKER’S WIFE: The series will be produced by the team behind Homeland and will star Academy Award nominee Rosamund Pike—featuring an all-female creative team.
UNIQUE INSIDE LOOK AND BACKGROUND: As a former Goldman Sachs analyst, attorney, and the daughter of a Wall Street financier, Alger writes about the drama of the financial world with ease. Her unique background allows her to capture the shady world of offshore banking in an accessible way.
PERFECT TIMING FOR NEW HARDCOVER: This paperback will feature a teaser chapter of Alger’s next book, Girls Like Us, which Putnam will publish in hardcover in July 2019.
“[A] smart, incisive page-turner…Alger delivers an addictive dose of suspense and intrigue with a surprisingly believable plot.”—USAToday
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