My God, Good Samaritans is so dark, so dirty and utterly immersive. It is twisted; I mean really twisted. I have never read a book like this before. I think I still feel filthy from reading it. But you know what, I found it addictive and couldn’t put it down. This is a thriller that is original, chilling and sexy. It needs to be read.
Every character in this book is dysfunctional; and even after an almighty twist you never really know where the story is going. But one thing is for sure, it gets darker and dirtier as you turn every page.
Seth Beauman is an insomniac. He is also apathetic towards his marriage, towards his job, towards his life. Seth is desperate for connection and the only way he seems to find that connection is by phoning random strangers late at night while his wife sleeps upstairs.
A crossed wire finds a suicidal Hadley Serf on the phone to Seth; she believes she is talking to the Samaritans. Seth and Hadley do connect and their relationship develops into something more.
Ant is an actual Samaritan and realises the extent of Hadley’s vulnerability. He tracks her down ‘to make sure she is still alive, that she is real. Partly something else.’
Then there is Detective Sergeant Pace investigating the recent murders of two young woman, both their bodies dumped, bleached and bloated and wrapped in plastic.
Throughout an intense two weeks, the lives of Seth, Hadley and Ant become intertwined with dramatic consequences for them all.
With short, succinct chapters, Good Samaritans is a fast paced thriller that is sexually charged and oh so very dark. I dread to think where the writer, best selling author Will Carver got the inspiration for this novel from. Yes, it is dark and twisted, but it is a real page turner.
I have to say as well, I think I will now always be wary of someone who seems to have loads of bleach in their house! 😉
Good Samaritans will be published in paperback on 15 November. It is definitely one not to be missed.
Thank you Anne Cater from Random Things Tours and Orenda Books for inviting me to take part in the Good Samaritans blog tour. I couldn’t put this book down and it had me guessing right to the end.
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