Title: Good Samaritans
Author(s): Will Carver
No. of pages: 318
Genre: Domestic thriller
Publication date: November 15th 2018
Date read: May 1st 2019
When Seth Beauman can’t sleep at night he has the habit of calling up random people from the phonebook. Most times I gets replies like “fuck off”, but this certain night it seems like he finally found someone to talk to. It’s Hadley Serf, who thinks she’s calling with the samaritans as she’s thinking of taking her own life. From this point on this seemingly innocent coincidence turns out to be something that could be dangerous for both.
I finished this book in only two days and it had me on the edge of my seat the entire time. At first you want to know what’ll happen to both Seth Beauman and Hadley Serf: what could possibly be dangerous about an innocent little chat over the phone? When the first plottwist hits you know nothing is what it seems. I say “first plottwist”, because this book was full of (good!) plottwists – I didn’t see any of them coming! The story takes you on a rollercoaster ride through both Hadley’s and Seth’s (and other’s, but I can’t tell you too much without possibly spoiling something) life and this ride only stops at the very last sentence of the book. Good Samaritans is a thrilling read and nothing like I’ve ever read before!
Trigger warning: this book discusses suicide.