Thursday, May 11, 2017
Review of "The TimeKeepers" by Jenn Bregman - A Fast-paced Tale of Insurance Fraud
In Jenn Bregman's novel, "The TimeKeepers," attorney Sarah Brockman is struggling as a young lawyer trying to establish a personal injury law practice.Everything changes when she takes on a case precipitated by a serious car crash. She soon finds herself roped into a labyrinth of insurance fraud that involves complicit parties at every level of the criminal justice system - judges, attorneys, policemen. In order to help her client, and to keep herself safe, she partners with some unlikely allies, including a socialite, an ex-felon, a crackhead, and a storytelling Mexican. In the midst of all of the chaos, she develops a strong affinity for handsome Sam. The action pinballs back and forth among Southern California, Mexico, and the Cook Islands, where the liberal banking laws play a role in the plot of this thriller.
The author dials in more than the average ratio of plot twists and surprises. The pace of the action is break-neck, and the characters are colorful enough to be interesting and amusing. I could not wait to find out what would happen next, and found myself rooting strongly for Sarah, and for Sam.