accidents is a multi-million dollar racket involving unscrupulous
medical providers, personal injury attorneys, and the cooperating
passengers involved int he accidents. Such is the fate of newly engaged
Nathan and Shari whose joy is tempered by the dark cloud of mounting
A chance encounter with a stranger in whom Shari confides
her troubles proves fortuitous: he tells her of a get-rich-quick scheme
that will put her and her fiance on easy street. Seduced by the chance
to move from hard times to good times in no time, she finds herself
acting as a "stuffed passenger" - the "victim" in a staged auto
accident. The act goes according to plan and Shari gets her payday, but
getting out and breaking free of the insurance fraud underworld will
take nothing short of a miracle.
A modern day cautionary tale,
Crashers is a true-to-life novel that uncovers how the innocent get
lured into the scheme of "cappers" and "hammers."
A riveting story of love and desperation, greed and redemption.
Let me start off by saying, I finished this book several months ago,
before I started publishing reviews on my blog. I felt like it deserved a
Crashers tells the fast paced often exhilarating
story between Nathan and Shari, a couple who suddenly finds themselves
down on their luck, and the men responsible for staging numerous car
accidents. Shari, overtaken with the need to make ends meet and the
sweet sound of the "good" life ahead, agrees to be a part of the cap and
hammer scheme. It's a revealing story of what desperation and greed can
do to a person.
The cover captured my attention right off the
hop, as well as the blurb on the back of the book. The couples'
struggles, their desperation, their "do-good" attitudes, all these
things made me feel for the characters. I really got into the storyline,
and wanted to know what happened next. I had to pry myself away from
it. The ending was definitely not what I expected. I love that! I
appreciate a book that can surprise you, even when you think you know
what's going to happen. I could see this being turned into a movie. It
is one that I will be watching for.
I enjoyed this novel a lot.
Lindy has done a great job combining action, crime and love. I
understood Shari and Nathans' reasoning behind jumping into such a
dangerous scam, but at the same time I wanted to jump into the pages and
tell them to just say NO! I read through it in a short time period
because of how easy it was to get caught up in the action.
didn't much care for Bryce's character. He was well-written, don't get
me wrong, but if I were to see or talk to him on the streets, there
would have been so many scumbag flags flying. He seemed very full of
himself right from the start. I definitely would not have gotten into
any sort of agreement with him. I guess that's just how innocent Shari
was. She seemed very easy to manipulate.
I would recommend this
book to readers who like a quickly paced, action/crime combo. It's
gotten lots of great reviews and was very eye opening. I rated this one a
I got lucky and won a signed copy of the book from someone's blog (can't remember which one for the life of me)either way, Thank you! :)
What are you reading? Does this sound like a book you'd enjoy?