Sunday, December 16, 2012

Book Review The Darlings by Cristina Alger

This book is like a puzzle, different characters are introduced and you don’t know how all the pieces come together, but they do come together and very compellingly. The time stamps before the chapters keep the excitement going. You experience with the Darling family what should’ve been a festive Thanksgiving weekend and instead you live the nightmare of how quickly your whole world can turn upside down. You meet many different characters and you have sympathy for them and how they got to this point.  It really gives you the inside view of the rich and famous of the financial world. 

While reading, I pictured many characters from the TV series “Dirty Sexy Money.” 
I also pictured the high-society of “Gossip Girl” but a lot more sophisticated. 

It makes sense that Bravo and Fox Television are developing the novel into a TV series; it will be very intriguing and I’m eager to see it come to life. The author was very knowledgeable in the financial world. All the characters were very real and when they were introduced you got a real feel of who they are and what makes them tick. I’m looking forward to  reading this continued series, it's great writing.  

Buy the book and learn more about author Cristina Alger @

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.
You can see the dates for Cristina’s Darlings tour here. To keep up with news and events for Cristina and the book click here.

I received this book for free from Penguin Books for an honest review.

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