One crossed wire. There dead bodies. Six bottle of bleach.
First things first… a huge thank you to Anne Carter for organising and allowing me on this blog tour.
I remember Karen @OrendaBooks announcing on Twitter that she had signed Will Carver and they were in the midst of deciding a title for the book. Her excitement for a book is always infectious and I know if Karen has signed off on a book it’s going to be great. I still haven’t read an Orenda title that I haven’t loved and this was no exception.
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…
I was in a bit of a reading slump before I picked up Good Samaritans and it reinvigorated me. To be honest, this is a book that I found tricky to review without giving away key details or spoilers. There were so many times my head was left spinning and I want you to have the same experience. So I am apologising in advance incase I ramble.
Right from the start of the book I was interested and engaged in the characters. They were all intriguing for many different reasons and the short sharp chapters ensured that you were never bored of hearing one voice. At times I had to stop, take a breath and actually double check whose voice was in my head. My perception of each individual changed throughout the story.
This is a book full of wicked, devious and deviant characters. No-one is fully innocent in this story. We are privy to a world of the dark side. I was suspicious of everyone in the story at different times. Deception was rife throughout and I was never fully sure who I was able to trust.
I felt like I spent the entire book second guessing what was happening. At times I was sure I knew where it was heading then like a punch to the gut Carver changed direction and left me bewildered and breathless.
Good Samaritans is a devilish read. I couldn’t put it down and was finished within 24hours. The book has a hold over me, I needed to know what happened. Every chapter left me wanting more.
This book is thrilling in more ways than one. Dark and sexy it keeps you hooked one way or another. Its so hard to review Good Samaritans and not spoil the surprises for you, the best way is for you to read it yourself. You won’t regret it.
Catch up on the more expertly written and less rambling #blogtour reviews over the past month.