One crossed wire, three dead bodies and six bottles of bleach.
Seth Beauman can’t sleep. He stays up late, calling strangers from his phonebook, hoping to make a connection, while his wife, Maeve, sleeps upstairs. A crossed wire finds a suicidal Hadley Serf on the phone to Seth, thinking she is talking to The Samaritans
But a seemingly harmless, late-night hobby turns into something more for Seth and for Hadley, and soon their late-night talks are turning into day-time meet-ups. And then this dysfunctional love story turns into something altogether darker, when Seth brings Hadley home…
And someone is watching…
Dark, sexy, dangerous and wildly readable, Good Samaritans marks the scorching return of one of crime fiction’s most exceptional voices.
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I’d heard a lot of fantastic things about this book so I was very excited to finally read it. I was not disappointed as Good Samaritans is a very unique book which manages to successfully combine an unusual love story with a dark, gritty crime thriller.
The story is told from the points of view of five different characters who are all brilliantly developed throughout the book. There is Hadley a troubled lady who keeps trying to commit suicide, Seth who has a lot of trouble sleeping, a call center worker, a detective trying to sort a murder investigation and the killer. The five stories gradually come together and intertwine which was very interesting to read about.
The story is surprisingly gripping almost from the beginning and the characters are ones that you really grow fond of so want to keep reading to find out what happens to them. I especially liked watching the love affair develop between Seth and Hadley as I felt they were two lost souls and deserved some happiness though obviously this changed slightly throughout the book as things develop. There are a few rather raunchy passages that might not be to everyone’s taste though they did fit in well with the story. If you are easily offended you might want to avoid.
The pace of the story increases slowly and there are lots of twists in the story which ensures the book is hard to put down. Some of these I had guessed but this didn’t take away from my enjoyment of the book as it helped increase the tension as I waited for it all to unravel.
This is the first book I’ve read from this author and I will eagerly be waiting more from him. If you like dark, gripping and sexy novels then you’ll love this one!
Huge thanks to Anne Cater for inviting me onto the blog tour and to Karen from Orenda books for my copy of this book.
About The Author:
Will Carver is the international bestselling author of the January David series (Arrow). He spent his early years in Germany, but returned to the UK at age 11, when his sporting career took off. He turned down a professional rugby contract to study theatre and
television at King Alfred’s, Winchester, where he set up a successful theatre company.
He currently runs his own fitness and nutrition company, while working on his next thriller. He lives in Reading with his two children.