Shes a friendly voice on the phone. But can you trust her?The people who call End of the Line need hope. They need reassurance that life is worth living. But some are unlucky enough to get through to Laura. Laura doesnt want them to hope. She wants them to die.Laura hasnt had it easy: shes survived sickness and a difficult marriage only to find herself heading for forty, unsettled and angry. She doesnt love talking to people worse off than she is. She craves it.But now someones on to herRyan, whose world falls apart when his pregnant wife ends her life, hand in hand with a stranger. Who was this man, and why did they choose to die together?The sinister truth is within Ryans grasp, but he has no idea of the desperate lengths Laura will go toBecause the best thing about being a Good Samaritan is that you can get away with murder....
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The Good Samaritan Reviews
What a deliciously devious little novel this is. John Marrs has created a wicked villain in Laura. She is absolutely awful but you will love to hate her. I was completely gripped from beginning to end.
Laura works at the End of the Line call center where you're a friendly voice and comforting shoulder to potential suicide victims. Unbeknownst to all around her but this is where she gets her kicks by convincing people that they are not worthy of life and essentially assisting them in t ...more
4.5 stars! The Good Samaritan is easily one of the darkest and most disturbing books I've read in a long time. After being unable to put down John Marrs's uniquely suspenseful The One, I knew I wanted more of his writing in my life. The Good Samaritan is a vastly different novel and its subject matter isn't for everyone, but I found myself just as unable to put down this story, fascinated by the train wreck of two people absolutely determined to destroy one another.
The first half of the novel ta ...more
Lemme start this review off with THE BIGGEST TRIGGER WARNING EVER ⚠ ⚠⚠⚠⚠⚠⚠⚠⚠
If you or a loved one has considered or completed suicide, DO NOT read this book. Really. Like, not even the first chapter. It’s not a light TW, this is a full-throated TW. Just don’t.
That being said, if suicide is not a trigger for you... this book is horrifyingly good. How shall I describe it?
At the very beginning, It’s like a thriller from the POV of the bad guy. Which is AWESOME.
And then it turns into a tale of rev ...more
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This is my first read from John Marrs. After reading the description, I realized that this was probably going to be an intense read. Oh and I was right, it was definitely intense. It was also very dark and disturbing….and extremely hard to put down.
"Good afternoon, you've reached the End of the Line, this is Laura speaking. May I ask your name?"
She has a friendly voice and it sounds like she really cares. You can tr ...more
Wow, such an intense and thrilling read from John Marrs. Laura, a manipulative crisis counselor at “The End of the Line” encourages callers to end their lives and Ryan, a man grieving the loss of his pregnant wife/unborn son to suicide are characters that completely drew me in, their interconnecting dynamics kept me on the edge of my seat. I can easily see this book being adapted for the big screen. I’d be the first in line to buy a ticket. One of the best books I’ve read so far this year (and I ...more
Oohh what a dark and oftentimes uncomfortable read this one was, but I really do love to be pushed to my limits while reading and I always appreciate reading about a new, fresh subject and The Good Samaritan most definitely provides all of the above. It’s also disturbing, dark and filled with characters that you will alternate between hating and even sympathizing with, but they are all highly complex and incredibly well drawn making for a truly enthralling read.
This is told via dual narratives, ...more
Trigger alerts include suicide and depression. If you are feeling suicidal I’d encourage you to go to www.befrienders.org and find the details of an organisation in your area that can help. Helpline volunteers are truly remarkable people who deserve way more credit than they receive!
There’s a visceral quality to John Marrs’ writing that I love! I read the blurb and immediately judged Laura. I mean, there you are, at your wits end and you call End of the Line. A woman named Laura picks up the ph ...more
I think this is one of the few times where an author has left me speechless. In all honesty, I really do not know how I feel about this book. I even slept on it hoping that my feelings would become clearer.
The reason for my dilemma? I loved the book but at the same time I hated it. Why? Laura! I hated everything about her and the further into the story I got the more wound up and angry I got. She preys on people at their weakest time. Having suffered with depression myself, I could easily relate ...more