Wheelers Books

The Darlings

The Darlings
 

Drawing on her unique insider's perspective, Alger offers an irresistible glimpse into the highest echelons of New York societyNand 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.

Usually ships 6-12 working days – Title is in stock with supplier internationally

Quick Reference

ISBN 9780143122753
Published 13 February 2013 by Penguin
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Alternate Format(s) View All (2 other possible title(s) available)
Author(s) By Alger, Cristina
Availability Internationally sourced; ships 6-12 working days

... view full title details below.

Buy Now

  • $34.50 Retail price
  • $27.60 Wheelers price
  • You save $6.90!
Add to Basket Add to Wishlist

Full details for this title

ISBN-13 9780143122753
ISBN-10 0143122754
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Penguin
Imprint Penguin USA
Publication Date 13 February 2013
International Publication Date 24 December 2012
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Alger, Cristina
Category Fiction
Modern Fiction
Adventure / Thriller
Number of Pages 338
Dimensions Width: 141mm
Height: 211mm
Spine: 19mm
Weight 281g
Interest Age 18+ years
Reading Age 18+ years
NBS Text Crime, Thriller & Adventure
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code FIC
Catalogue Code 299103

Description of this Book

A sophisticated page-turner about a wealthy New York family embroiled in a financial scandal with cataclysmic consequences. 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?Cristina Alger's glittering debut novel interweaves the narratives of the Darling family, two eager SEC attorneys, and a team of journalists all racing to uncover-or cover up-the truth. With echoes of a fictional Too Big to Fail and the novels of Dominick Dunne, The Darlings offers an irresistible glimpse into the highest echelons of New York society-a world seldom seen by outsiders-and a fast-paced thriller of epic proportions.

^ top

Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review Alger introduces us to flawed but sympathetically drawn characters and depicts socialite parties, luscious dinners, exquisite clothes, and holidays in the Hamptons...A financial thriller somewhere between the novels of Dominick Dunne (though not as flippant) and Tom Wolfe's The Bonfire of the Vanities (though not as serious). <br> -Library Journal<br><br> --Library Journal

^ top

Author's Bio

Cristina Alger graduated from Harvard College and from New York University Law School. 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. Alger is at work on her second novel, coming soon from Pamela Dorman Books/Viking.

^ top