I really enjoyed this book! The subject matter -- the fallout from an exposed Ponzi scheme amongst some of New York City's rich elite -- is torn from recent headlines, yet the personal stories of those affected is riveting. As the novel progresses, the suspense mounts, and it becomes a story of who will make it first across the finishing line to protect their own interests from the long arm of the law. There are a lot of characters that I must confess it took me a while to sort out in my head, and each of these characters has a long and involved backstory that is not always germane to the plot. However, this is a minor quibble. The Darlings is a rollicking good read!