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Summary

Dark, sexy, dangerous and wildly listenable, Good Samaritans marks the scorching return of one of crime fiction’s most exceptional voices.  

One crossed wire, three dead bodies and six bottles of bleach.  

Seth Beauman can’t sleep. He stays up late, calling strangers from his phone book, 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 daytime meet-ups. And then this dysfunctional love story turns into something altogether darker when Seth brings Hadley home.... And someone is watching....

©2018 Will Carver (P)2018 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd

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Now, how can I put this?

Great narration of an intriguing story with plenty of twists.

One or two reviews have made mention of the graphic content - I naively thought they were referring to gruesome deaths or injuries,which I'm fairly comfortable with, being a strong-stomached aficionado of crime fiction. Deaths and injuries do feature, but the frequent description of sexual arousal and response was frankly tiresome in my opinion. The story would have been just as strong without them, and I wondered whether the author was aiming for some sort of psycho crime/soft porn mashup to double his potential readership?

Having said that, I did listen to then end. Probably won't be seeking out Will Carver's works again, though.

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Whoa!!!

This book isn’t for the faint hearted as it’s very graphic. However I couldn’t stop listening and was hooked as the story unravels. Really well written and amazing twists!

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Gruesome but awesome

Well, I will never look at household cleaning products the same way again, that’s for sure!
This book is mind-bogglingly dark and gruesome yet equally captivating and entertaining. I was curious, shocked, disgusted and absorbed; I smiled and blushed to mention just some of the emotions this story made me feel. It was gripping from start to finish and I ended up listening to the whole audiobook in one day.
I highly recommend Good Samaritans to everyone who enjoy their stories dark, twisted and infused with a sprinkle of humour.

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  • 22-11-18

Good Samaritan

This book was recommended to me. I'm so pleased i checked it out sad I've finished it in a few days think I sat in the car longer after I'd parked up just to hear what happens next. We'll written well read and bloody good twists

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Very, very good

Loved this book, amazing suspense that keeps you guessing all the way through. Excellent listen.

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Absolutely loved it

Fabulous novel I will keep for another time and recommend to friends and family - although there is substantial sexual content (a bit too much sometimes) it is pertinent to this dark, twisty tale but completely unsuitable for younger minds. Concentration is essential as there are multiple complex characters that all play their part and would be easy to become more than a little lost. Narration is spot on and as that is almost as important to me as is the story, I was a happy listener.

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Sick, Twisted and Very Addictive

In a crowded genre this is a fresh voice that definitely needs to be heard if you are a fan of sexually graphic and gruesomely intense thrills. It definitely tips its hat to 'American Psycho' and other such nihilist killer thrillers but in a particularly English way.
I started the next Will Carver novel ('Nothing Important Happened Today') straight afterwards and the theme of cult suicides seems by contrast, like light relief!

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Well written and incredibly narrated!

This was a gripping book to listen to and the narrators voices made it all the better!

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Thoroughly original and engaging

I literally couldn’t stop listening to this audio book. Engaging, funny and dark from the offset.
I can’t believe this hasn’t been made into a tv drama yet!

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an unbelievable, disturbing and enthralling book

I utterly loved listening to every minute of this brilliant book... it was disturbing, a little depraved and incredibly, addictively absorbing and enthralling... hyperbole from me but utterly deserved ...

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  • Altoswan
  • 07-08-21

Will Carver is my new favorite! Loved this book.

Twisted, poetic, funny....sometimes. My favorite audible purchase so far this year.
I'll be adding more Will Carver books to my library for sure.