The Underwriting

Becca suggested this one to me, pitching it as The Knockoff meets investment banking. That’s the perfect description, although I also got Startup vibes from it. Hook (a dating app like Tinder) is about to go public and the book is the story of how it all goes down told via the perspective of several key people (including: a douche-y New York banker, a douche-y SF startup guy, a girl who dies, and several others). The male characters were so deeply unlikeable (but also spot on/akin to men I’ve met in the city). It’s a fun fast read but I have a real problem with the ending (hoping for a sequel???) as it really leaves you hanging!