The Widow of Wall Street

The Widow of Wall Street

A Novel

Book - 2017
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The seemingly blind love of a wife for her husband as he conquers Wall Street, and her extraordinary, perhaps foolish, loyalty during his precipitous fall, is expertly explored in this "ripped-from-the-headlines story about love, ambition, and forgiveness" ( PopSugar )--perfect for fans of the TV show Billions .

Phoebe recognizes fire in Jake Pierce's belly from the moment they meet as teenagers. After they marry and he creates a financial dynasty, she trusts him without hesitation--unaware his hunger for success hides a dark talent for deception.

But when Phoebe learns her husband's triumph and vast reach rests on an elaborate Ponzi scheme, her world unravels. While Jake is trapped in the web of his deceit, Phoebe is caught facing an unbearable choice. Her children refuse to see her if she remains at their father's side, but abandoning him feels cruel and impossible.

From penthouse to prison, with tragic consequences rippling well beyond Wall Street, Randy Susan Meyers's latest novel exposes a woman struggling to survive and then redefine her life as her world crumbles. "An engrossing emotional journey" ( Kirkus Reviews ) and USA TODAY bestselling author Diane Chamberlain raves, "With all the suspense of a thriller, The Widow of Wall Street quickly pulled me into the story and didn't let me go until the last page."
Publisher: New York : Atria Books, 2017
Edition: First Atria Books hardcover edition
ISBN: 9781501131349
Branch Call Number: FIC MEYER R

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mztory
Apr 10, 2018

I put off reading this book because of the title. I'm not interested in Wall Street and I know nothing about stocks and bonds etc. I thought I would give the book a try since I have read other books by this author and enjoyed them. I figured if I was bored by it, I could just quit reading it. I'm so glad I did not pass up this book. It was a real page turner and kept me reading every possible spare moment and late at night. This book is certainly worth reading. I loved it.

athompson10 Jul 18, 2017

A fictionalized account of a Ruth-and-Bernie-Madoff couple, mostly from her point of view. The end is a bit pat but the author does well to imagine being married to a charming sociopath and living without recognition of his faults and limits.

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SaturdayLibrarian
May 15, 2017

Timely and enjoyable read.

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StarGladiator
Apr 14, 2017

Sounds like a Bernie Madoff ripoff - - except Ms. Madoff, which the un-liberated feminists sought to frame as one of the victims - - was caught trying to move some of the remaining stolen funds offshore and was sentenced to house arrest until after the trial - - she should have joined Bernie in the clinker! [Absolutely NO WAY were any of Madoff's family members in the dark - - impossible at how he operated!]

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