STRONG AUTHOR TRACK: Cristina Alger’s debut, The Darlings, sold well across all formats and garnered rave reviews. We are anticipating equal acclaim for her forthcoming novel, The Banker’s Wife, which Putnam is publishing in July 2018.
STRONG ACCLAIM: The Banker’s Wife has received incredible praise from the thriller community, including remarks from heavy hitters Lee Child, Nelson DeMille, Mary Kubica, Alafair Burke, and Chris Pavone, among others. The novel has garnered rave reviews, and we have a major tour lined up with numerous joint events with bestselling authors.
BUILDING ON HER NEW TRACK AS A FRESH, NEW THRILLER WRITER: We plan to build on Alger’s strong start with The Banker’s Wife, which repositioned her as a thriller writer, and plan for a consistent book a year. Girls Like Us is the first of a new two-book contract, and Alger is creating a name for herself as a strong thriller writer in the tradition of John Grisham, particularly in a genre crowded with gimmicks.
WELL-CONNECTED AUTHOR: Alger has stellar connections in the publishing world. 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). She is on the board of the Young Lions at the New York Public Library.
UNIQUE INSIGHT INTO SETTING: Alger knows this setting and this world particularly well, spending significant time in her house in Quogue and sharing the experiences of summer visitors and locals.
PERFECT TIMING WITH PAPERBACK RELEASE: Putnam will publish Alger’s The Banker’s Wife in trade paperback in April 2019, and will feature a teaser chapter of Girls Like Us.
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.
“Girls Like Us is the best of psychological suspense: nuanced, expertly fast-paced, and full of surprises you truly don’t see coming. Cristina Alger is my kind of writer—as graceful on the page as she is gritty.”—Harlan Coben
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