'Cristina Alger's debut novel offers a fresh and modern glimpse into New York's high society. I was hooked from page one' Lauren Weisberger, author of The Devil Wears Prada
From the author of The Banker's Wife and Girls Like Us comes an explosive drama about family, greed and high society scandal.
The Darlings of New York are untouchable. But no one is safe from a scandal this big.
When Carter Darling's business partner commits suicide, it triggers a huge financial investigation.
The allegations are serious. The danger of it exposing their private lives is equally threatening.
In times of crisis, the Darlings have always stuck together. But with the stakes so high, how long will their loyalty last?
Praise for The Darlings:
'Forget Gossip Girl: If you really want a peek into the scandalous lives of New York City's elite upper class, Alger's debut novel . . . gets you pretty close' Entertainment Weekly
'A suspenseful, twisty story' Wall Street Journal
'Penned by a former banker, this is a dishy yet thoughtful portrait of greed gone too far . . . A page-turner' Good Housekeeping
Two parts Too Big to Fail, one part The Devil Wears Prada, Alger's debut is taut and compelling. - Publishers Weekly
Fits somewhere between the novels of Dominick Dunne . . . and Tom Wolfe's The Bonfire of the Vanities - Library Journal
For those who have only gazed up at the palatial residences of Manhattan, this is a glimpse from the penthouse down
Cristina Alger is so good, you just know she's an inside trader - as intimately familiar with the inner workings of Wall Street investment banks as she is with haute Manhattan social life. She's also a gifted storyteller. The Darlings is an utterly compelling novel, as knowing about family as it is about money and social status
Cristina Alger is a lifelong New Yorker. A graduate of Harvard College and NYU Law School, she worked as a financial analyst and a corporate attorney before becoming a writer. Her third novel, THE BANKER'S WIFE is a USA Today Bestseller. She lives in New York with her husband and children.