buying time by pamela samuels young

Written by Darlyn At Sunday, July 25, 2010
Title: Buying Time
Author: Pamela Samuels Young
Pages: 414
Rating: 4.5/5

Summary (Back cover):

Waverly Shaw is a down-on-his-luck lawyer who stumbles upon a potentially lucrative business just when he's about to hit rock bottom. In his new line of work as a viatical broker, Waverly comes to the rescue of people in desperate need of cash. There's a catch, however, his clients must be terminally ill and willing to sign over rights to their life insurance policies before they receive a dime. Waverly then finds investors to advance them thousands of dollars—including a hefty broker's fee for himself—in exchange for a significant return on their investment once the clients take their last breath. The stakes get higher when Lawrence Erickson, who's bucking to become the next U.S. Attorney General, hires Waverly to broker the insurance policy of his cancer-stricken wife. But Waverly's clients start dying sooner than they should, and Erickson—who has some skeletons of his own to hide—is unwittingly drawn into a perilous web of greed, blackmail, and murder. With two determined federal prosecutors hot on his trail, Waverly is on the run, and this time he might need some life insurance.

My Thought:

Superb! Buying Time is definitely a fast pace read and it's a page turner. I was fully absorbed in the story even though at first I thought lots of it kind of cliff hanging and left you wondering but turn out it makes sense in the end. It has two sides of stories which I keep asking myself; what's the link? One is planning on murder while another is guilty but both of them are quite victims of themselves by being framed. The characters are quite unexceptionable and disagreeable from the start. However, that conflict between characters towards the end or half through of it starts to link and it related to each other. I also realize that each main characters have personal issues and quite disturbing; drug dealers, a mental federal judge, materialistic wife, pressured husband, pushy in-laws, a pervert US Attorney General candidate, desperate dying people and the list could go on. But this really works in this novel. It is exciting, thrill and realistic. The best thing that I can find in the author is that, there's no hero. Each character has their sides of very interesting story of their own and for me, it's something cool when the story is not only or just about a person. It's about every person in the book.

All in all, the book is excellently well-written, strong plot line and have solid characters. Other than that, it is well-researched, and a lot of information on viatical policy and prior reading the book, I think this viatical has a lot of ethical issues. While I'm not familiar with the viatical policies, reading this book really broaden my mind on new perspective and learn something new. I really recommend this book to your TBR list or read it very soon if you have the same interest as mine. No regret assured.

Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of Buying Time by Pamela Samuels Young from the publisher for Pump Up Your Book Promotion as part of the tour. Receiving a copy in no way will ever reflected my review and these are my honest review.


Credit: This book review is link up to Book Review Party Wednesday - Thriller Addition at Cym Lowell Blog. Click HERE for more info.

19 comments:

  1. Great review!!! Thank you. I have this book in my tbr review pile and after reading your review, I can't wait to get started.
    CMash

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  2. Awesome review! I'm glad to hear you liked it ;)

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  3. as usual...what a superb review! and this book have a great plot. i might love it..

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  4. I am reading this now it is a great read so far. I didn't read your review in full, stopped at superb :-), I wanted to see your rating.

    I will come back when I'm done.

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  5. I am suppose to get this book in the mail soon! I can't wait to read it!

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  6. Guys, you should read this book! I love it and can't stop reading it till I finished it!

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  7. This sounds like a brilliant read! Thanks for the great review, I might just check this one out :)

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  8. This sounds like quite the page turner with realistic characters - just my kind of book.

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  9. I agree with you Darlyn - I just finished reading this about 10 minutes ago and I absolutely loved it! Great review :)

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  10. sounds good! i've never heard of this author or book. i think i'm going to look more into it. thanks darlyn :)

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  11. Sounds like a really good read! Thanks for the great review!

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  12. This does sound like a very interesting book. I will have to add it to my wishlist.

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  13. Sounds like an enthralling read. Glad to hear you enjoyed it so much.

    Here from the CEP.

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  14. Here from the CEP!

    This book totally sounds intriguing to me. Will certainly have to look for this book. Thanks for the awesome review, Darlyn =)

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  15. great review, this book sounds like a great thriller. will have to see if the library has it

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  16. Hi !! I was wondering for anyone who read Pride and Prejudice, or are readers.. Can you please let me know which of these books or any other that you may know of it most like Pride and Prejudice..?? And how :)? Thankk you !!!

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  17. This definitely sounds like my kind of book! It sounds amazing! So glad you liked it! Great review! I'm so getting this next time I go to the bookstore!

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  18. Adore page turners and where there are two stories going on at the same time. Thanks.

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  19. This sounds just like my kind of book. It has all the elements I look for in a book. I haven't read or heard of this author, but nothing's stopping me now. Thanks for the review, Darlyn!

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