The Widow of Wall Street

The Widow of Wall Street

A Novel

Book - 2017
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A provocative new novel by bestselling author Randy Susan Meyers about 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. Phoebe recognizes fire in Jake Pierce's belly from the moment they meet as teenagers. As he creates a financial dynasty, she trusts him without hesitation--unaware his hunger for success hides a dark talent for deception. When Phoebe learns her husband's triumph and vast reach rests on an elaborate Ponzi scheme her world unravels. As Jake's crime is uncovered, the world obsesses about Phoebe. Did she know her life was fabricated by fraud? Was she his accomplice? While Jake is trapped in the web of his deceit, Phoebe is caught in 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.
Publisher: New York, New York : Atria Books, ©2017.
ISBN: 9781501131349
Characteristics: 339 pages ;,24 cm.

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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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