Christina Alger

Commentary
8:28 am
Mon March 12, 2012

Book Review: The Darlings

First-time novelist Christina Alger’s pedigree reads just like that of her characters’ in The Darlings:  Harvard, NYU School of Law, work at Goldman Sachs. Alger takes the adage, “write what you know,” to heart and tells an entertaining story of the rise and fall of some of the “1%” during the financial crash of 2008.

The book opens at 2:00 a.m. on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving, with the alleged suicide of Morty Reis off the Tappan Zee Bridge. Reis’ investment fund is suspected of a Bernie Madoff-style ponzi fraud.

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