Title: The Darlings
Author: Cristina Alger
Review: I enjoyed this book. The writing is well paced and the story line kept me reading. The story was interesting and very much about today and the way money is used in this country by those who have it anyway. The abuse of power was disgusting and I like to think they all got what they deserved in the end.
If you like fast paced novels with lots of drama and family issues this is the one for you. You will keep turning the pages late into the night wondering what is going to happen and how it is going to happen? Did the guy really jump off the bridge? Read this book to find out and keep an open mind….not all of us have money like these guys…I don’t at least. Wow to have that kind of wealth and power…what would you do first?
Great debut novel and I look forward to her next book.
Publisher: Published December 24th 2012 by Penguin Books (first published February 16th 2012)
Quick Review: 4 out of 5 stars.
Where did I get the book: Sent by the publisher for review.
Synopsis: A Bonfire of the Vanities for our times, by an author who "knows her way around 21st-century wealth and power" (The Wall Street Journal) Since he married Merrill Darling, daughter of billionaire financier Carter Darling, attorney Paul Ross has grown accustomed to all the luxuries of Park Avenue. But a tragic event is about to catapult the Darling family into the middle of a massive financial investigation and a red-hot scandal. Suddenly, Paul must decide where his loyalties really lie.
Debut novelist Cristina Alger is a former analyst at Goldman Sachs, an attorney, and the daughter of a Wall Street financier. Drawing on her unique insider's perspective, Alger gives us an irresistible glimpse into the highest echelons of New York society—and a fast-paced thriller of epic proportions that powerfully echoes Claire Messud's The Emperor's Children and reads like a fictional Too Big to Fail.
Author Bio: Cristina Alger graduated from Harvard College in 2002 and from New York University School of Law in 2007. She has worked as an analyst at Goldman, Sachs, & Co. and as an attorney at Wilmer, Cutler, Pickering, Hale, & Dorr. She lives in New York City, where she was born and raised. The Darlings is her first novel and she is currently working on her next book.