The Good Samaritan – John Marrs

Happy belated release to this fantastic psychological thriller!

Thanks to Amazon Publishing and Thomas & Mercer for the copy in exchange for my honest review.

THE GOOD SAMARITAN by John Marrs (released December 1st, 2017)

This was quite the way to start off the #CJSReads2017 December reading list!

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My Thoughts: 5/5 stars!

Holy crap. This book was incredible. THE GOOD SAMARITAN by John Marrs starts off with a bang and doesn’t quit. I loved the unique premise – a woman working at a suicide hotline but instead of talking someone down, she encourages them to go through with it.

Laura is an incredible manipulator. Like my buddy reader, Chandra, I completely agree that these are some of the best villains and killers. They don’t need the physical strength or have to personally commit the violence to their victims, they simply can use their words to manipulate someone into committing the atrocities themselves. If anything, that’s the most unnerving because it could be anyone.

Laura works at The End of the Line, which is a hotline for those contemplating suicide. I feel that most people are familiar with the core concept of these hotlines. Someone looking for help and a kind, encouraging reassurance that they can overcome these thoughts. Those unfortunate enough to get connected to Laura get the exact opposite. I don’t want to give away too much about what happens, but this will pull you instantly. The characters were engaging and Marrs has a great writing style. If you like dark and disturbing, then this is the next book you need to pick up!

Overall, I highly recommend this unique psychological thriller. This may not be for everyone, but the story that Marrs weaves for the reader is one you won’t soon forget.

 

Check back later to see the collective #CJSReads thoughts!

–Jess

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