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
I absolutely loved John Marrs last book The One so I had high hopes for his latest offering The Good Samaritan. Oh my what a seriously twisted and original psychological thriller The Good Samaritan turned out to be. The title alone wrong-foots you, if you were thinking you were going to be reading a book about a Good Samaritan who volunteers to help others in distress you wouldn’t be wrong, but there again we are talking about a book written by John Marrs here, so expect the unexpected. Devilish ...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
Laura is a mom, she is a wife, she has a 'picture perfect' life...she also works at End of the Line. End of the Line is a phone center for people that have reached the end of hope. They have no good days (that they can see).
You would think this would make Laura a good woman wouldn't you?
You would be wrong. Because Laura is a batshit crazy woman.
She uses her job at End of the Line to find her special people, the ones that have no will to go on. Then she talks them into killing themselves with he ...more
This is unquestionably one of the best books I have read this year ... and I am now the newest fan of John Marrs.
Laura volunteers her time at the End Of The Line suicide line. She's there to listen, not to try to talk people out of committing suicide. The people who call are looking for someone to care, to tell them that life is worth living. Some call just to say goodbye.
However, Laura is a little different. She doesn't want them to turn away from the thought of suicide ... she actually wants t ...more
I enjoyed “The Good Samaritan” by John Marrs for two reasons. First, I liked that the protagonist is a villain. It’s a nice and surprising deviation from the traditional hero/villain dichotomy. I hated Laura though (in the best way). She is a well developed character, and Marrs made her so despicable she evoked disgust, disdain, and frustration in me while I was reading. Second, the book is more “psychological” and less “thriller.” Some people might be disappointed by this, but I loved it. My he ...more
The Good Samaritan by John Marrs is a well-written, dark and disturbing thriller.
While most suspense novels reveal little from the beginning and build up the story up to a surprise ending, Marrs sets the game from the beginning of the novel by introducing anti-heroine Laura and her deadly motives.
Laura works for End of the Line, a charity organisation where people ring in their moments of despair. She is pretty much like a nocturnal animal on hunt, looking out for suicidal people and offering t ...more
I really like The One by John Marrs and was delighted to receive a copy of his book The Good Samaritan. Laura is a volunteer at a suicide helpline called End Of The Line. Laura desperately wants the help the callers who phone for reassurance but not in the way that you would expect. This is an excellent psychological thriller that had me hooked from the first page. I could not put it down and read it in one day. This is the best book I've read this year, highly recommend. I would like to thank N ...more
5+++ Wonderful Stars
Wow, such an amazing story! I loved LOVED it! It was my second read by this author but as my previous read by him wasn’t that good, this one compensated it! This book took me out of my comfort zone (pushed me so hard) and let me tell you this one was an uncomfortable read but I’m glad I read it, it was definitely worth it! It was a really good psychological thriller, a page turner one, I couldn’t put it down and I was on the edge of my seat all the time! Well done Mr. Marrs!