The Banker’s Wife: What The Most Hyped Thriller of the Summer Gets Right

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July 6 2018

The plot concerns the exposure of trillions of dollars hidden in offshore bank accounts. Marina Tourneau, a resourceful journalist at a society magazine, is taking the lead in getting it to press. But not everyone wants her to go with the story, including her future father-in-law, James Ellis, a billionaire developer running for president. He issues a not-so-veiled threat when telling her about a leak at his Southampton mansion. A pipe burst, and he’s had the caretaker fired. “With a house that valuable, he should have been watching it like a hawk,” he says. “Leaks can be deadly.”