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.
I requested this book from NetGalley because the description interested me, but I feared it would be too much like the true Bernie Madoff story or even the Trantel true story of Wall Street husband turned bank robber.
I shouldn’t have feared.
This story excels so well on its own that I never gave those two stories a thought while reading.
The pacing is perfect. The Author gives you their life together from teenagers to advanced age without dragging it out.
The main character is Phoebe although both she and her husband Jake tell the story. This too, is handled flawlessly by the Author.
You will love/hate Phoebe because she is so stupid in love, and Jake will make your skin crawl.
But, you will still root for Phoebe as she grows stronger as the story moves along.
I am ignorant at math, numbers and Wall Street, and the Author gives you enough detail about the subject to help understand the story, without confusing you or overwhelming you.
This is more a story of life, love and how we let love blind us to things we should really take note of, and I highly recommend it.
This book will be Available on Amazon April 11th 2017.