Alger, Cristina

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Girls Like Us

This fast-paced psychological thriller by Alger (The Banker’s Wife) will intrigue mystery readers as they shadow Nell’s precarious quest for the truth at all costs, despite the consequences. [See Prepub Alert, 1/23/19.]

The Banker's Wife

Readers riding this international financial roller coaster will be kept on edge through its many twists and turns. Highly recommended for fans of fast-paced thrillers in the tradition of John Grisham.

This Was Not the Plan

Alger's (The Darlings) darkly comic novel offers an engaging take on single parenthood from a man's viewpoint. Modern life has changed who takes the kids to summer camp and who arranges the playdates. Fans of Emma Straub's The Vacationers or works by Erin Duffy should enjoy this tale.

The Darlings

Alger, a former Goldman Sachs analyst and attorney, has written a financial thriller with a tone that fits somewhere between the novels of Dominick Dunne (though not as flippant) and Tom Wolfe's The Bonfire of the Vanities (though not as serious). [See Prepub Alert, 8/26/11.]—Sheila Riley, Smithsonian Inst. Lib., Washington, DC

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