She’s 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 doesn’t want them to hope. She wants them to die.
Laura hasn’t had it easy: she’s survived sickness and a difficult marriage only to find herself heading for forty, unsettled and angry. She doesn’t love talking to people worse off than she is. She craves it.
But now someone’s on to her—Ryan, 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 Ryan’s grasp, but he has no idea of the desperate lengths Laura will go to…
Because the best thing about being a Good Samaritan is that you can get away with murder.
I think this is one of the few times where an author has left me speechless. In all honesty, I really do not know how I feel about this book. I even slept on it hoping that my feelings would become clearer.
The reason for my dilemma? I loved the book but at the same time I hated it. Why? Laura! I hated everything about her and the further into the story I got the more wound up and angry I got. She preys on people at their weakest time. Having suffered with depression myself, I could easily relate to people that were calling End Of Line. To be enveloped in that darkness is such a horrible place to be and the fact that Laura got pleasure out of this just infuriated me.
The story flicks between Laura and Ryan. I have to say getting into Laura and Ryan’s heads was not a very nice place to be. Laura is a seriously sick and twisted individual and thinks of no one other that her self. God help anyone who gets in her way in what she wants from life. Ryan, to a certain extent I could relate to. To lose a loved one to suicide is just horrendous. The stages of grief he goes through, I felt myself going through also. I do have to say that some of Ryan’s actions I didn’t agree with but I could understand the why’s.
The Good Samaritan is a novel that will stand out in my mind for a very long time to come. It is dark, twisted and had me going through so many emotions. It certainly left me craving for something warm and fuzzy as it did leave me some what melancholy. One of the most unique and stand out story lines I have ever read! A story that you will love to hate.
My thanks to the author and Tracy Fenton for an advanced readers copy of this book. All opinions are my own and not biased in anyway.
Goodreads rating 5/5 stars.
The Good Samaritan is out on the 1st of December and available to pre order from Amazon.