Saturday, November 3, 2012

Book Review - Crashers by Lindy S. Hudis


About the Book:  

Across the nation, insurance fraud from staged auto accident schemes costs the insured more than $50 billion yearly. 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.
Fraudulent car accidents is a multi-million dollar racket, involving unscrupulous medical providers, personal injury attorneys, and the cooperating passengers involved in the accidents—and who also receive a portion of the illegal proceeds. Such is the fate of newly engaged, Nathan and Shari, whose joy is tempered by the dark cloud of mounting debt.
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 fiancĂ© on easy street. Seduced by the chance to move from hard times to good times in no time, Sheri takes the carrot offered her, and 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.

My Thoughts:  I honestly had never imagined anyone wanting to stage a crash for the insurance money.  Lindy S. Hudis does a great job taking you into the inner circle of a "Crasher" ring who does just this.  They stage accidents to commit insurance fraud.

Shari and Nathan have a normal and what seems to be perfect type life.  They just got engaged, they both have jobs things are going well.  Then one day everything changes. Nathan loses his job, and Shari hers.  Like so many of us today Nathan and Shari were living pretty close to pay check to pay check.  One disaster away from being in the streets.  Not only do they lose their jobs but Shari gets in a car accident and the lady she hits wants to take her to the cleaners.  (nice lady that she was) This is where Crashers picks up and Nathan and Shari's lives change forever.  Shari changes from a good girl to a bad one pretty quickly.  You can see how easily it is for someone to turn criminal in an hour of desperation.  The inner struggles with doing so, and the scary people behind the scenes.

Crashers was a fast paced riveting story of a couples life , their romance and how everything changes in a day!

Author Bio Lindy S. Hudis is a graduate of New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. She is the author of a suspense novel, Weekends. Her screenplay “The Lesson” was made into an independent film and was screened at the Seattle Independent Film Festival and Cine-Nights in 2000. She lives in California with her husband and two children. .

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I received this book to review through Moms With Voices Media, all the opinions above are 100% my own.