The Darlings

February 20, 2012

The Darlings
By: Cristina Alger
338 Pages

Now that he's married to Merrill Darling, daughter of billionaire financier Carter Darling, attorney Paul Ross has grown accustomed to New York society and all of its luxuries: a Park Avenue apartment, weekends in the Hamptons, bespoke suits. When Paul loses his job, Carter offers him the chance to head the legal team at his hedge fund. Thrilled with his good fortune in the midst of the worst financial downturn since the Great Depression, Paul accepts the position.
But Paul's luck is about to shift: a tragic event catapults the Darling family into the media spotlight, a regulatory investigation, and a red-hot scandal with enormous implications for everyone involved. Suddenly, Paul must decide where his loyalties lie-will he save himself while betraying his wife and in-laws or protect the family business at all costs? --

I had a hard time getting into this book. I'm not one who understands the stock market or the financial circuit, so I'm not surprised that I struggled. The story breaks down the days and hours in the aftermath of Morty Reis's suicide. It comes as a shock to everyone who knew him.

I was really hoping to get The Darlings. However, I just wasn't able to do it. The whole financial plot was just not one that sucked me in.
I hope you have better luck than I did. This is definitely a book I'll be routing for, despite my not being able to finish it. I know there are tons of people who love these books, and I think those are the readers who will be able to appreciate The Darlings. 


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