Blog Tour: The Good Samaritans by Will Carver @OrendaBooks


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.

My review:

The Good Samaritans is a unique and original thriller that is quite hard to describe. And it’s definitely not a story that will appeal to everyone. But I believe that’s precisely what makes it stand out.

What I enjoyed most about this novel was that I never knew where it was going. To be honest, I didn’t really pay attention to the blurb, so I didn’t know what the book was actually about when I started reading it. And I don’t know about you, but I definitely feel that, sometimes, that is a much better option.

None of the characters of this book were particularly likable, but I just couldn’t stop reading. I was gripped by this dark tale from the very first page, as it explored a bleak and creepy world where everyone wears a mask and pretends to be someone they’re not. It was not a particular hopeful story, but everyone here knows how much I love dark books 😉

I don’t want to spoil anything because I feel this is a book that should be read without knowing too much. Believe me, it will make the journey much more satisfying. The plot gets more complex and intriguing as you keep reading.

The Good Samaritans is the perfect book to read if you’re a fan of dark POVs and Peter Swanson.

Will Carver

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.

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Thanks to the publishers for providing me a copy in exchange for an honest review



12 thoughts on “Blog Tour: The Good Samaritans by Will Carver @OrendaBooks

  1. Diana says:

    I tend to do that a lot, read books without really paying much attention to the blurb. This one sounds quite unique. I have been seeing it around, will definitely add to my TBR. As always, fab review.


  2. Susie | Novel Visits says:

    I’m so happy to hear you like this one, Annie. I’ve been wanting to read it, but it’s not available for Kindle and I didn’t get an ARC. I may have to buy it!


  3. J.P. Choquette says:

    Oooh, this sounds good! Creepily, I had a similar idea for a story once… This sounds right up my alley. Glad you enjoyed and thanks for (another) great review.


  4. stephaniesbookreviews says:

    I’m a little turned off by there being cheating in this book, but it does sound interesting. And I agree with you about not reading blurbs sometimes. Lately, there have been several books ruined for me because of the blurb either giving away too much or just having straight up inaccurate information.


  5. Amanda @Cover2CoverMom says:

    I love going into book blind. It tends to enhance the story when you go in without any type of preconceived notions on what the story will be like.

    So… this guy just calls random people from a phonebook?! That’s not creepy at all….


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