Monday, January 23, 2017

The Widow of Wall Street

Phoebe started dating Jake when she was barely 15 years old. Pretty and popular her entire life, she couldn’t wait to be a grown up. But after a secret college affair that turned sour Phoebe was drawn immediately back to Jake’s strong arms. Jake adored her and promised the moon and the stars. His dreams shaped a future she could have never even imagined. Phoebe did not realize that ambition is not a switch you can adjust or turn off. Married young with two small children Phoebe became nothing more than arm candy for Jake’s skyrocketing success. Mansion on the beach in Greenwich, boats, cars and jewels – everyone wanted to invest with Jake Pierce because they wanted what he had. So in addition to the highrollers not afraid of a gamble, all of their friends and family sunk their life savings into his investment firm, he called the Club. As the economy fluctuated, as there is no question it will, Jake’s anxiety begins to build. Phoebe’s trust and naivete leave her caring for her home and children while avoiding arguments anytime she questions Jake’s values or motives. This fast paced, in-depth look at a Madoff like Ponzi scheme had me on the edge of my seat with sweaty palms. I could not get off this suspenseful, emotional rollercoaster by incredible author Randy Susan Meyers (Accidents of Marriage). She creates a world of likable characters (except for Jake, of course!) and even when the crisis looming is obvious you are still rooting for some way that Phoebe can fix this mess. She is faced not just with financial ruin, but the loss of her children, her sister and her faith. Highly recommend this unputdownable read that will be available in April! Thank you NetGalley for the opportunity to let my friends and fellow booklovers know that this is one they CANNOT miss!!


  1. This sounds like perfect escape reading! Someone else did a similar book (Elin Hilderbrand, maybe?) and I loved it so I'll have to check this one out.

  2. This one sounds somewhat similar to The Futures...minus the actual marriage.