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
Be prepared to be taken out of your comfort zone with the latest John Marrs thriller! I was a little worried about the subject matter to begin with but pretty soon I became completely gripped by the many twists and turns of this unsettling storyline. I was intrigued to discover how John Marrs would utilise Laura’s similar talents on the phone but I have to say that her own particular technique was rather extreme!
When I received my copy of The Good Samaritan there wasn’t a book blurb attached so ...more
Author John Marrs tied my stomach into knots with a sordid tale of deception from those we instill a great deal of trust. The storyline had several well-placed characters but trickled down for the most part to two. They were well-drawn. The heading of the chapters were a time-saver by identifying which character was speaking. No time was lost trying to figure it out. Needless fillers or slow moving scenes never entered the narrative. As the plot progressed so did the action and intensity.
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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
There is a suicide hotline called End of the Line, and you'll know when you've reached it. The volunteers who man the lines are there to listen. One of the volunteers is Laura, wife, mother of three, non-threatening, helpful, and always in control. She cares. You have no idea how much.
A riveting game of cat and mouse, who is the victim and who is the prey? Changeable, or one and the same? Great psychological suspense that hit all the right notes for me.
Laura works for End of the Line, a helpline for those experiencing emotional distress-- a place for them to be heard. But when Laura speaks to clients, her intentions, no matter how justified she believes them to be, are quite sinister. She has successfully assisted many individuals, via phone, in ending their own lives.
But when Laura's path crosses with that of Ryan, things start to get a little rocky for her. Because you see, Ryan thought he had everything in life ahead of him... he and his w ...more
This book is so dark and devious I had to follow it up with a much lighter read when I finished. It's not really graphic, so don't worry about that - it just takes you deep inside some twisted brains, and just when you think you know what's going to happen next, you're dead wrong.
Laura is a survivor, she beat cancer. Laura is a devoted wife and mother to her three children. Laura bakes lovely treats to share with her co-workers. Laura likes to encourage people to kill themselves.
Abusing her po ...more
Trigger warning: Suicide
"I will save them from themselves. That is what I am: a saviour of lost souls."
If you are looking psychological thriller, something really dark, controversial, well written and uncomfortably captivating, this is definitely the book for you. This will be a book you will NEVER forget. Although I haven't read a John Marrs book before, I really enjoyed his writing and this novel and will be seeking more novels from him in the future.
Volunteers at End of the Line hotline are t ...more
Wow, this book! Where do I even start? Saying this makes me fear a little bit for my own mental state, but I just loved this dark and twisted tale of cat-and-mouse! It is definitely one of the most sinister books I have read all year, and one that made it easily onto my favourites list.
Having really struggled (and finally abandoned) Marrs’ previous book The One (I know, I know ... so many loved it but it just wasn’t me), I had this one sitting on my TBR list for a long time before finally delvin ...more