BlogTour #Review #GoodSamaritans

Release Date:  15th September 2018 / Publisher:  Orenda Books

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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My Review

A completely new author for me, and this book left me wondering why I’d never heard of him before! On the plus side, the blurb for this book sounded totally original and there has been so much hype around this book that I just knew I had to read it.  On the down side, it is impossible to review without giving away any spoilers, but I will give it a go.

In some parts, this book didn’t feel like the murder/mystery book it obviously is, but then in others it hits you full in the face that this is exactly what this book is.  Seth Beauman doesn’t sleep, he stays up late calling strangers from his phone book hoping to find someone to talk to.  That in itself is weird and creepy, but then one night a crossed wire connects him to suicidal Hadley Serf who thinks she is talking to the Samaritans.  Then the creepiness turns up a whole notch when their late night talks turns this book into a dark freaky romantic thriller.

The characters are all so addictive, and the short chapters switching between each character makes it so easy to become completely and utterly addicted to them.  The writer makes you feel connected to them and then repulsed by them all in one go.  The characters are all so different, yet so alike in many ways.  They all have their own problems and obviously have difficulties coping with them.

I honestly cannot think of enough words to describe this book, and I’ve had to dust off my thesaurus to give me a helping hand!  So, here goes….it’s dark, terrifying,shocking, weird and freaky!  It’s also naughty, lewd, dirty, steamy and suggestive! And then to top it off it’s hypnotic, compulsive and irresistible.  I can guarantee you have never read a book like this before.

Once I’ve recovered from reading this book, I will definitely be looking out for other books by this author. It might take me a while though! What I will say though is beware of anyone who has more than five bottles of bleach in their shopping trolley! Definitely give this book a try, but be aware that it is graphic in so many different ways and may not be suitable for everyone!

And off topic, and completely unrelated to the actual book, I would like to say a big shout out to author as I have seen that he now lives in Reading, and that’s my home town!!  

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.