Holly Talbott is married to the founder of Comet Capital and reluctantly falling into her place as a hedgefund wife. As a stay at home mom to son Miles, she lives in a world of excess and luxury, spending her time at black tie charity auctions and lunching with the other hedgefund wives while their husbands are away on their many business trips.
But when a spontaneous adventure with her sister-in-law Kiki leads her to the shocking discovery that her husband has been unfaithful, Holly soons finds herself having to choose between keeping her life of luxury or living a life of integrity. If choosing to leave her husband means becoming an outcast in her Upper East Side world, will Holly be able to survive?
The Ex-Mrs. Hedgefund is a fun look at the life of excess led by those in the financial world prior to the economic collapse. It is a world most will only be able to glimpse through books and Jill Kargman has portrayed it well. The character of Holly is an honest woman who finds herself moving up the social and economic ladder only to find it's not all it's made out to be. She is a relatable character for readers, which often is not the case in books about this type of crowd. The Ex-Mrs. Hedgefund is a lovely and fun read.