My review: The Good Samaritan, by John Marrs

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About the book:

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.

My review:

Oh my! This book kept me a hostage until the very end. Absolutely gripping, thrilling, unputdownable suspense story.

From the start to the end I was thrown from feeling hate to sympathy towards Laura. What a brilliant presentation of a classic psychopath who makes you believe everything, makes anyone believe anything. How long can it go on until the truth will come out? Probably for long as noone would survive standing on the way of people like her.

Laura is such a wonderful and caring person, but it’s only a facade or something you want to see. So she gives it to you. She knows exactly what you want and how you would react. She is a brilliant manipulator who knows how to feed on people’s emotions.

The book is full of twists and turns and keeps you turning pages until the kind of shocking ending that makes you crave for more… That’s how I felt. So, if you enjoy a good thriller and not afraid of disturbing details of a phychopath’s inner world , then this book is for you.

I really enjoy John’s writing andthis book is not an exemption.

I would rate ‘The Good Samaritan’ 5* out of 5*.

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