The Good Samaritan

The Good Samaritan

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 fort She?s a friendly voice on the phone. But can you trust her? The people who call End of the Line need...

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Title:The Good Samaritan
Author:John Marrs
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Genres:Thriller
ISBN:B0728K48N8
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Kindle Edition
Number of Pages:390 pages pages

The Good Samaritan Reviews

  • Shelby *trains flying monkeys*
    Dec 10, 2017

    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpress.com/ This is my first read from John Marrs. After reading the description, I realized that this was probably going to be an intense read. Oh and I was right, it was definitely intense. It was also very dark...

    Laura is a mom, she is a wife, she has a 'picture perfect' life...she also works at End of the Line. End of the Line is a phone center for people that have reached the end of hope. They have no good days (that they can see). You would think this would make Laura a good woman wouldn't ...

  • Debra
    May 01, 2018

    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpress.com/ This is my first read from John Marrs. After reading the description, I realized that this was probably going to be an intense read. Oh and I was right, it was definitely intense. It was also very dark...

    Laura is a mom, she is a wife, she has a 'picture perfect' life...she also works at End of the Line. End of the Line is a phone center for people that have reached the end of hope. They have no good days (that they can see). You would think this would make Laura a good woman wouldn't ...

    Oohh what a dark and oftentimes uncomfortable read this one was, but I really do love to be pushed to my limits while reading and I always appreciate reading about a new, fresh subject and The Good Samaritan most definitely provides all of the above. It?s also disturbing, dark and fi...

    Contemplating ending your life? Call "The End of the Line" hotline. They are there to listen, to be supportive, to be understanding, to be nonjudgmental. They have sympathetic volunteers whose jobs are not to talk you out of suicide, but to listen, to let you know you have options. But...

  • Tammy
    Jul 31, 2018

    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpress.com/ This is my first read from John Marrs. After reading the description, I realized that this was probably going to be an intense read. Oh and I was right, it was definitely intense. It was also very dark...

    Laura is a mom, she is a wife, she has a 'picture perfect' life...she also works at End of the Line. End of the Line is a phone center for people that have reached the end of hope. They have no good days (that they can see). You would think this would make Laura a good woman wouldn't ...

    Oohh what a dark and oftentimes uncomfortable read this one was, but I really do love to be pushed to my limits while reading and I always appreciate reading about a new, fresh subject and The Good Samaritan most definitely provides all of the above. It?s also disturbing, dark and fi...

    Contemplating ending your life? Call "The End of the Line" hotline. They are there to listen, to be supportive, to be understanding, to be nonjudgmental. They have sympathetic volunteers whose jobs are not to talk you out of suicide, but to listen, to let you know you have options. But...

    There is a suicide hotline called End of the Line, and you'll know when you've reached it. The volunteers who man the lines are there to listen. One of the volunteers is Laura, wife, mother of three, non-threatening, helpful, and always in control. She cares. You have no idea h...

    5+++ Wonderful Stars Wow, such an amazing story! I loved LOVED it! It was my second read by this author but as my previous read by him wasn?t that good, this one compensated it! This book took me out of my comfort zone (pushed me so hard) and let me tell you this one was an uncomf...

    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....

    EXCERPT: I listened with blissful satisfaction right until her final breath. That's the one sound that matters to me above all others. . . that one precious moment when someone breathes their last, then slips away. People in pain, like Chantelle, place themselves in my hands because I ...

    This book is so dark and devious I had to follow it up with a much lighter read when I finished. It's not really graphic, so don't worry about that - it just takes you deep inside some twisted brains, and just when you think you know what's going to happen next, you're dead wrong. ...

    Author John Marrs tied my stomach into knots with a sordid tale of deception from those we instill a great deal of trust. The storyline had several well-placed characters but trickled down for the most part to two. They were well-drawn. The heading of the chapters were a time-saver by ...

    HOT DAMN!!! What a deliciously devious little novel this is. John Marrs has created a wicked villain in Laura. She is absolutely awful but you will love to hate her. I was completely gripped from beginning to end. Laura works at the End of the Line call center where you're a fri...

    5.5 ?When you?re not considered to be a threat, you can get away with much, much more.? I have one word to say about this book. BRILLIANT! I highly recommend The Good Samaritan for those who like unreliable narrators, unpredictable twists and a healthy amount of creepine...

    This is unquestionably one of the best books I have read this year ... and I am now the newest fan of John Marrs. Laura volunteers her time at the End Of The Line suicide line. She's there to listen, not to try to talk people out of committing suicide. The people who call are lookin...

    this book was beyond infuriating - im still angry just thinking about it. i had thought about putting this down multiple times but, for some reason, i just had to know what happened. silly me. there was a slight twist that i appreciated, but goodness me, i could not stand the main char...

    This is the 4th book I?ve read by John Marrs and those eagle eyed readers will notice that it?s the 3rd book I have a cameo part in and a lovely mention in the acknowledgements. I was asked to read this book months ago before the editing and proof readers had been through it, but I...

    I really like The One by John Marrs and was delighted to receive a copy of his book The Good Samaritan. Laura is a volunteer at a suicide helpline called End Of The Line. Laura desperately wants the help the callers who phone for reassurance but not in the way that you would expect. Th...

    Wow, what a chilling thriller! This book was very suspenseful and had me on the edge of my seat. I have to admit it was a tad disturbing since I have had to use the suicide crisis line in my past but it was still a highly enjoyable book. This book made me think and made the hairs on th...

    Laura works for End of the Line, a helpline for those experiencing emotional distress-- a place for them to be heard. But when Laura speaks to clients, her intentions, no matter how justified she believes them to be, are quite sinister. She has successfully assisted many individuals, ...

    My second read of John Marrs and my second 5 star review. There?s something about his writing and storytelling that I just love, even though this is a completely different subject matter than the first one I read - The One. Laura works for a volunteer suicide help line called End...

    Disappointed I was really looking forward to reading this, but for me, it didn't live up to expectations. I didn't connect with any of the characters, and couldn't really care what happened to them. Maybe I missed the point, but at almost any point in the book I could of walked a...

    4.5 stars! The Good Samaritan is easily one of the darkest and most disturbing books I've read in a long time. After being unable to put down John Marrs's uniquely suspensefulThe One, I knew I wanted more of his writing in my life.The Good Samaritan is a vastly different novel and ...

    I absolutely loved John Marrs last book The One so I had high hopes for his latest offering The Good Samaritan. Oh my what a seriously twisted and original psychological thriller The Good Samaritan turned out to be. The title alone wrong-foots you, if you were thinking you were going t...

    Holy crap, this besauch is 50 shades of nuts and it's fabulous. So wrong and so, so, great! ...

    Trigger warning: Suicide "I will save them from themselves. That is what I am: a saviour of lost souls." If you are looking psychological thriller, something really dark, controversial, well written and uncomfortably captivating, this is definitely the book for you. This will be a bo...

    I enjoyed ?The Good Samaritan? by John Marrs for two reasons. First, I liked that the protagonist is a villain. It?s a nice and surprising deviation from the traditional hero/villain dichotomy. I hated Laura though (in the best way). She is a well developed character, and Marrs m...

    Lemme start this review off with THE BIGGEST TRIGGER WARNING EVER ? ???????? If you or a loved one has considered or completed suicide, DO NOT read this book. Really. Like, not even the first chapter. It?s not a light TW, this is a full-throated TW. Just don?t....

    This book is a page turner. However, please be warned that this is quite a dark read and is really disturbing in places! I said out loud 'Are you serious?!' a number of times - my husband can verify this - while reading about Laura's manipulative actions. The ending left me a bit dis...

    Trigger alerts include suicide and depression. If you are feeling suicidal I?d encourage you to go to www.befrienders.org and find the details of an organisation in your area that can help. Helpline volunteers are truly remarkable people who deserve way more credit than they receive!...

    Beprepared to be taken out of your comfort zone with the latest John Marrs thriller! I was a little worried about the subject matter to begin with but pretty soon I became completely gripped by the many twists and turns of this unsettling storyline. I was intrigued to discover how Jo...

    This book almost got the best of me. I started it and couldn't get into it. Tried again, and nope. I actually had to come on here twice to see what everyone thought and most loved this book. So I knew I would too but had to have it grab me. At 30% it did just that. Once it grabs you, y...

  • jessica
    Mar 27, 2018

    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpress.com/ This is my first read from John Marrs. After reading the description, I realized that this was probably going to be an intense read. Oh and I was right, it was definitely intense. It was also very dark...

    Laura is a mom, she is a wife, she has a 'picture perfect' life...she also works at End of the Line. End of the Line is a phone center for people that have reached the end of hope. They have no good days (that they can see). You would think this would make Laura a good woman wouldn't ...

    Oohh what a dark and oftentimes uncomfortable read this one was, but I really do love to be pushed to my limits while reading and I always appreciate reading about a new, fresh subject and The Good Samaritan most definitely provides all of the above. It?s also disturbing, dark and fi...

    Contemplating ending your life? Call "The End of the Line" hotline. They are there to listen, to be supportive, to be understanding, to be nonjudgmental. They have sympathetic volunteers whose jobs are not to talk you out of suicide, but to listen, to let you know you have options. But...

    There is a suicide hotline called End of the Line, and you'll know when you've reached it. The volunteers who man the lines are there to listen. One of the volunteers is Laura, wife, mother of three, non-threatening, helpful, and always in control. She cares. You have no idea h...

    5+++ Wonderful Stars Wow, such an amazing story! I loved LOVED it! It was my second read by this author but as my previous read by him wasn?t that good, this one compensated it! This book took me out of my comfort zone (pushed me so hard) and let me tell you this one was an uncomf...

    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....

    EXCERPT: I listened with blissful satisfaction right until her final breath. That's the one sound that matters to me above all others. . . that one precious moment when someone breathes their last, then slips away. People in pain, like Chantelle, place themselves in my hands because I ...

    This book is so dark and devious I had to follow it up with a much lighter read when I finished. It's not really graphic, so don't worry about that - it just takes you deep inside some twisted brains, and just when you think you know what's going to happen next, you're dead wrong. ...

    Author John Marrs tied my stomach into knots with a sordid tale of deception from those we instill a great deal of trust. The storyline had several well-placed characters but trickled down for the most part to two. They were well-drawn. The heading of the chapters were a time-saver by ...

    HOT DAMN!!! What a deliciously devious little novel this is. John Marrs has created a wicked villain in Laura. She is absolutely awful but you will love to hate her. I was completely gripped from beginning to end. Laura works at the End of the Line call center where you're a fri...

    5.5 ?When you?re not considered to be a threat, you can get away with much, much more.? I have one word to say about this book. BRILLIANT! I highly recommend The Good Samaritan for those who like unreliable narrators, unpredictable twists and a healthy amount of creepine...

    This is unquestionably one of the best books I have read this year ... and I am now the newest fan of John Marrs. Laura volunteers her time at the End Of The Line suicide line. She's there to listen, not to try to talk people out of committing suicide. The people who call are lookin...

    this book was beyond infuriating - im still angry just thinking about it. i had thought about putting this down multiple times but, for some reason, i just had to know what happened. silly me. there was a slight twist that i appreciated, but goodness me, i could not stand the main char...

  • Zoeytron
    Nov 23, 2017

    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpress.com/ This is my first read from John Marrs. After reading the description, I realized that this was probably going to be an intense read. Oh and I was right, it was definitely intense. It was also very dark...

    Laura is a mom, she is a wife, she has a 'picture perfect' life...she also works at End of the Line. End of the Line is a phone center for people that have reached the end of hope. They have no good days (that they can see). You would think this would make Laura a good woman wouldn't ...

    Oohh what a dark and oftentimes uncomfortable read this one was, but I really do love to be pushed to my limits while reading and I always appreciate reading about a new, fresh subject and The Good Samaritan most definitely provides all of the above. It?s also disturbing, dark and fi...

    Contemplating ending your life? Call "The End of the Line" hotline. They are there to listen, to be supportive, to be understanding, to be nonjudgmental. They have sympathetic volunteers whose jobs are not to talk you out of suicide, but to listen, to let you know you have options. But...

    There is a suicide hotline called End of the Line, and you'll know when you've reached it. The volunteers who man the lines are there to listen. One of the volunteers is Laura, wife, mother of three, non-threatening, helpful, and always in control. She cares. You have no idea h...

  • Linda Strong
    Nov 21, 2017

    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpress.com/ This is my first read from John Marrs. After reading the description, I realized that this was probably going to be an intense read. Oh and I was right, it was definitely intense. It was also very dark...

    Laura is a mom, she is a wife, she has a 'picture perfect' life...she also works at End of the Line. End of the Line is a phone center for people that have reached the end of hope. They have no good days (that they can see). You would think this would make Laura a good woman wouldn't ...

    Oohh what a dark and oftentimes uncomfortable read this one was, but I really do love to be pushed to my limits while reading and I always appreciate reading about a new, fresh subject and The Good Samaritan most definitely provides all of the above. It?s also disturbing, dark and fi...

    Contemplating ending your life? Call "The End of the Line" hotline. They are there to listen, to be supportive, to be understanding, to be nonjudgmental. They have sympathetic volunteers whose jobs are not to talk you out of suicide, but to listen, to let you know you have options. But...

    There is a suicide hotline called End of the Line, and you'll know when you've reached it. The volunteers who man the lines are there to listen. One of the volunteers is Laura, wife, mother of three, non-threatening, helpful, and always in control. She cares. You have no idea h...

    5+++ Wonderful Stars Wow, such an amazing story! I loved LOVED it! It was my second read by this author but as my previous read by him wasn?t that good, this one compensated it! This book took me out of my comfort zone (pushed me so hard) and let me tell you this one was an uncomf...

    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....

    EXCERPT: I listened with blissful satisfaction right until her final breath. That's the one sound that matters to me above all others. . . that one precious moment when someone breathes their last, then slips away. People in pain, like Chantelle, place themselves in my hands because I ...

    This book is so dark and devious I had to follow it up with a much lighter read when I finished. It's not really graphic, so don't worry about that - it just takes you deep inside some twisted brains, and just when you think you know what's going to happen next, you're dead wrong. ...

    Author John Marrs tied my stomach into knots with a sordid tale of deception from those we instill a great deal of trust. The storyline had several well-placed characters but trickled down for the most part to two. They were well-drawn. The heading of the chapters were a time-saver by ...

    HOT DAMN!!! What a deliciously devious little novel this is. John Marrs has created a wicked villain in Laura. She is absolutely awful but you will love to hate her. I was completely gripped from beginning to end. Laura works at the End of the Line call center where you're a fri...

    5.5 ?When you?re not considered to be a threat, you can get away with much, much more.? I have one word to say about this book. BRILLIANT! I highly recommend The Good Samaritan for those who like unreliable narrators, unpredictable twists and a healthy amount of creepine...

    This is unquestionably one of the best books I have read this year ... and I am now the newest fan of John Marrs. Laura volunteers her time at the End Of The Line suicide line. She's there to listen, not to try to talk people out of committing suicide. The people who call are lookin...

  • Amy
    Nov 06, 2017

    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpress.com/ This is my first read from John Marrs. After reading the description, I realized that this was probably going to be an intense read. Oh and I was right, it was definitely intense. It was also very dark...

    Laura is a mom, she is a wife, she has a 'picture perfect' life...she also works at End of the Line. End of the Line is a phone center for people that have reached the end of hope. They have no good days (that they can see). You would think this would make Laura a good woman wouldn't ...

    Oohh what a dark and oftentimes uncomfortable read this one was, but I really do love to be pushed to my limits while reading and I always appreciate reading about a new, fresh subject and The Good Samaritan most definitely provides all of the above. It?s also disturbing, dark and fi...

  • Kaycee Bowick (Off_The_Press)
    Mar 03, 2018

    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpress.com/ This is my first read from John Marrs. After reading the description, I realized that this was probably going to be an intense read. Oh and I was right, it was definitely intense. It was also very dark...

    Laura is a mom, she is a wife, she has a 'picture perfect' life...she also works at End of the Line. End of the Line is a phone center for people that have reached the end of hope. They have no good days (that they can see). You would think this would make Laura a good woman wouldn't ...

    Oohh what a dark and oftentimes uncomfortable read this one was, but I really do love to be pushed to my limits while reading and I always appreciate reading about a new, fresh subject and The Good Samaritan most definitely provides all of the above. It?s also disturbing, dark and fi...

    Contemplating ending your life? Call "The End of the Line" hotline. They are there to listen, to be supportive, to be understanding, to be nonjudgmental. They have sympathetic volunteers whose jobs are not to talk you out of suicide, but to listen, to let you know you have options. But...

    There is a suicide hotline called End of the Line, and you'll know when you've reached it. The volunteers who man the lines are there to listen. One of the volunteers is Laura, wife, mother of three, non-threatening, helpful, and always in control. She cares. You have no idea h...

    5+++ Wonderful Stars Wow, such an amazing story! I loved LOVED it! It was my second read by this author but as my previous read by him wasn?t that good, this one compensated it! This book took me out of my comfort zone (pushed me so hard) and let me tell you this one was an uncomf...

    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....

    EXCERPT: I listened with blissful satisfaction right until her final breath. That's the one sound that matters to me above all others. . . that one precious moment when someone breathes their last, then slips away. People in pain, like Chantelle, place themselves in my hands because I ...

    This book is so dark and devious I had to follow it up with a much lighter read when I finished. It's not really graphic, so don't worry about that - it just takes you deep inside some twisted brains, and just when you think you know what's going to happen next, you're dead wrong. ...

    Author John Marrs tied my stomach into knots with a sordid tale of deception from those we instill a great deal of trust. The storyline had several well-placed characters but trickled down for the most part to two. They were well-drawn. The heading of the chapters were a time-saver by ...

    HOT DAMN!!! What a deliciously devious little novel this is. John Marrs has created a wicked villain in Laura. She is absolutely awful but you will love to hate her. I was completely gripped from beginning to end. Laura works at the End of the Line call center where you're a fri...

    5.5 ?When you?re not considered to be a threat, you can get away with much, much more.? I have one word to say about this book. BRILLIANT! I highly recommend The Good Samaritan for those who like unreliable narrators, unpredictable twists and a healthy amount of creepine...

    This is unquestionably one of the best books I have read this year ... and I am now the newest fan of John Marrs. Laura volunteers her time at the End Of The Line suicide line. She's there to listen, not to try to talk people out of committing suicide. The people who call are lookin...

    this book was beyond infuriating - im still angry just thinking about it. i had thought about putting this down multiple times but, for some reason, i just had to know what happened. silly me. there was a slight twist that i appreciated, but goodness me, i could not stand the main char...

    This is the 4th book I?ve read by John Marrs and those eagle eyed readers will notice that it?s the 3rd book I have a cameo part in and a lovely mention in the acknowledgements. I was asked to read this book months ago before the editing and proof readers had been through it, but I...

    I really like The One by John Marrs and was delighted to receive a copy of his book The Good Samaritan. Laura is a volunteer at a suicide helpline called End Of The Line. Laura desperately wants the help the callers who phone for reassurance but not in the way that you would expect. Th...

    Wow, what a chilling thriller! This book was very suspenseful and had me on the edge of my seat. I have to admit it was a tad disturbing since I have had to use the suicide crisis line in my past but it was still a highly enjoyable book. This book made me think and made the hairs on th...

    Laura works for End of the Line, a helpline for those experiencing emotional distress-- a place for them to be heard. But when Laura speaks to clients, her intentions, no matter how justified she believes them to be, are quite sinister. She has successfully assisted many individuals, ...

  • Deanna
    Apr 17, 2018

    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpress.com/ This is my first read from John Marrs. After reading the description, I realized that this was probably going to be an intense read. Oh and I was right, it was definitely intense. It was also very dark...

  • Tracy Fenton
    Sep 13, 2017

    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpress.com/ This is my first read from John Marrs. After reading the description, I realized that this was probably going to be an intense read. Oh and I was right, it was definitely intense. It was also very dark...

    Laura is a mom, she is a wife, she has a 'picture perfect' life...she also works at End of the Line. End of the Line is a phone center for people that have reached the end of hope. They have no good days (that they can see). You would think this would make Laura a good woman wouldn't ...

    Oohh what a dark and oftentimes uncomfortable read this one was, but I really do love to be pushed to my limits while reading and I always appreciate reading about a new, fresh subject and The Good Samaritan most definitely provides all of the above. It?s also disturbing, dark and fi...

    Contemplating ending your life? Call "The End of the Line" hotline. They are there to listen, to be supportive, to be understanding, to be nonjudgmental. They have sympathetic volunteers whose jobs are not to talk you out of suicide, but to listen, to let you know you have options. But...

    There is a suicide hotline called End of the Line, and you'll know when you've reached it. The volunteers who man the lines are there to listen. One of the volunteers is Laura, wife, mother of three, non-threatening, helpful, and always in control. She cares. You have no idea h...

    5+++ Wonderful Stars Wow, such an amazing story! I loved LOVED it! It was my second read by this author but as my previous read by him wasn?t that good, this one compensated it! This book took me out of my comfort zone (pushed me so hard) and let me tell you this one was an uncomf...

    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....

    EXCERPT: I listened with blissful satisfaction right until her final breath. That's the one sound that matters to me above all others. . . that one precious moment when someone breathes their last, then slips away. People in pain, like Chantelle, place themselves in my hands because I ...

    This book is so dark and devious I had to follow it up with a much lighter read when I finished. It's not really graphic, so don't worry about that - it just takes you deep inside some twisted brains, and just when you think you know what's going to happen next, you're dead wrong. ...

    Author John Marrs tied my stomach into knots with a sordid tale of deception from those we instill a great deal of trust. The storyline had several well-placed characters but trickled down for the most part to two. They were well-drawn. The heading of the chapters were a time-saver by ...

    HOT DAMN!!! What a deliciously devious little novel this is. John Marrs has created a wicked villain in Laura. She is absolutely awful but you will love to hate her. I was completely gripped from beginning to end. Laura works at the End of the Line call center where you're a fri...

    5.5 ?When you?re not considered to be a threat, you can get away with much, much more.? I have one word to say about this book. BRILLIANT! I highly recommend The Good Samaritan for those who like unreliable narrators, unpredictable twists and a healthy amount of creepine...

    This is unquestionably one of the best books I have read this year ... and I am now the newest fan of John Marrs. Laura volunteers her time at the End Of The Line suicide line. She's there to listen, not to try to talk people out of committing suicide. The people who call are lookin...

    this book was beyond infuriating - im still angry just thinking about it. i had thought about putting this down multiple times but, for some reason, i just had to know what happened. silly me. there was a slight twist that i appreciated, but goodness me, i could not stand the main char...

    This is the 4th book I?ve read by John Marrs and those eagle eyed readers will notice that it?s the 3rd book I have a cameo part in and a lovely mention in the acknowledgements. I was asked to read this book months ago before the editing and proof readers had been through it, but I...

  • Sarah Joint
    May 10, 2018

    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpress.com/ This is my first read from John Marrs. After reading the description, I realized that this was probably going to be an intense read. Oh and I was right, it was definitely intense. It was also very dark...

    Laura is a mom, she is a wife, she has a 'picture perfect' life...she also works at End of the Line. End of the Line is a phone center for people that have reached the end of hope. They have no good days (that they can see). You would think this would make Laura a good woman wouldn't ...

    Oohh what a dark and oftentimes uncomfortable read this one was, but I really do love to be pushed to my limits while reading and I always appreciate reading about a new, fresh subject and The Good Samaritan most definitely provides all of the above. It?s also disturbing, dark and fi...

    Contemplating ending your life? Call "The End of the Line" hotline. They are there to listen, to be supportive, to be understanding, to be nonjudgmental. They have sympathetic volunteers whose jobs are not to talk you out of suicide, but to listen, to let you know you have options. But...

    There is a suicide hotline called End of the Line, and you'll know when you've reached it. The volunteers who man the lines are there to listen. One of the volunteers is Laura, wife, mother of three, non-threatening, helpful, and always in control. She cares. You have no idea h...

    5+++ Wonderful Stars Wow, such an amazing story! I loved LOVED it! It was my second read by this author but as my previous read by him wasn?t that good, this one compensated it! This book took me out of my comfort zone (pushed me so hard) and let me tell you this one was an uncomf...

    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....

    EXCERPT: I listened with blissful satisfaction right until her final breath. That's the one sound that matters to me above all others. . . that one precious moment when someone breathes their last, then slips away. People in pain, like Chantelle, place themselves in my hands because I ...

    This book is so dark and devious I had to follow it up with a much lighter read when I finished. It's not really graphic, so don't worry about that - it just takes you deep inside some twisted brains, and just when you think you know what's going to happen next, you're dead wrong. ...

  • Erin *Help I’m Reading and I Can’t Get Up*
    Nov 15, 2017

    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpress.com/ This is my first read from John Marrs. After reading the description, I realized that this was probably going to be an intense read. Oh and I was right, it was definitely intense. It was also very dark...

    Laura is a mom, she is a wife, she has a 'picture perfect' life...she also works at End of the Line. End of the Line is a phone center for people that have reached the end of hope. They have no good days (that they can see). You would think this would make Laura a good woman wouldn't ...

    Oohh what a dark and oftentimes uncomfortable read this one was, but I really do love to be pushed to my limits while reading and I always appreciate reading about a new, fresh subject and The Good Samaritan most definitely provides all of the above. It?s also disturbing, dark and fi...

    Contemplating ending your life? Call "The End of the Line" hotline. They are there to listen, to be supportive, to be understanding, to be nonjudgmental. They have sympathetic volunteers whose jobs are not to talk you out of suicide, but to listen, to let you know you have options. But...

    There is a suicide hotline called End of the Line, and you'll know when you've reached it. The volunteers who man the lines are there to listen. One of the volunteers is Laura, wife, mother of three, non-threatening, helpful, and always in control. She cares. You have no idea h...

    5+++ Wonderful Stars Wow, such an amazing story! I loved LOVED it! It was my second read by this author but as my previous read by him wasn?t that good, this one compensated it! This book took me out of my comfort zone (pushed me so hard) and let me tell you this one was an uncomf...

    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....

    EXCERPT: I listened with blissful satisfaction right until her final breath. That's the one sound that matters to me above all others. . . that one precious moment when someone breathes their last, then slips away. People in pain, like Chantelle, place themselves in my hands because I ...

    This book is so dark and devious I had to follow it up with a much lighter read when I finished. It's not really graphic, so don't worry about that - it just takes you deep inside some twisted brains, and just when you think you know what's going to happen next, you're dead wrong. ...

    Author John Marrs tied my stomach into knots with a sordid tale of deception from those we instill a great deal of trust. The storyline had several well-placed characters but trickled down for the most part to two. They were well-drawn. The heading of the chapters were a time-saver by ...

    HOT DAMN!!! What a deliciously devious little novel this is. John Marrs has created a wicked villain in Laura. She is absolutely awful but you will love to hate her. I was completely gripped from beginning to end. Laura works at the End of the Line call center where you're a fri...

    5.5 ?When you?re not considered to be a threat, you can get away with much, much more.? I have one word to say about this book. BRILLIANT! I highly recommend The Good Samaritan for those who like unreliable narrators, unpredictable twists and a healthy amount of creepine...

    This is unquestionably one of the best books I have read this year ... and I am now the newest fan of John Marrs. Laura volunteers her time at the End Of The Line suicide line. She's there to listen, not to try to talk people out of committing suicide. The people who call are lookin...

    this book was beyond infuriating - im still angry just thinking about it. i had thought about putting this down multiple times but, for some reason, i just had to know what happened. silly me. there was a slight twist that i appreciated, but goodness me, i could not stand the main char...

    This is the 4th book I?ve read by John Marrs and those eagle eyed readers will notice that it?s the 3rd book I have a cameo part in and a lovely mention in the acknowledgements. I was asked to read this book months ago before the editing and proof readers had been through it, but I...

    I really like The One by John Marrs and was delighted to receive a copy of his book The Good Samaritan. Laura is a volunteer at a suicide helpline called End Of The Line. Laura desperately wants the help the callers who phone for reassurance but not in the way that you would expect. Th...

    Wow, what a chilling thriller! This book was very suspenseful and had me on the edge of my seat. I have to admit it was a tad disturbing since I have had to use the suicide crisis line in my past but it was still a highly enjoyable book. This book made me think and made the hairs on th...

    Laura works for End of the Line, a helpline for those experiencing emotional distress-- a place for them to be heard. But when Laura speaks to clients, her intentions, no matter how justified she believes them to be, are quite sinister. She has successfully assisted many individuals, ...

    My second read of John Marrs and my second 5 star review. There?s something about his writing and storytelling that I just love, even though this is a completely different subject matter than the first one I read - The One. Laura works for a volunteer suicide help line called End...

    Disappointed I was really looking forward to reading this, but for me, it didn't live up to expectations. I didn't connect with any of the characters, and couldn't really care what happened to them. Maybe I missed the point, but at almost any point in the book I could of walked a...

    4.5 stars! The Good Samaritan is easily one of the darkest and most disturbing books I've read in a long time. After being unable to put down John Marrs's uniquely suspensefulThe One, I knew I wanted more of his writing in my life.The Good Samaritan is a vastly different novel and ...

    I absolutely loved John Marrs last book The One so I had high hopes for his latest offering The Good Samaritan. Oh my what a seriously twisted and original psychological thriller The Good Samaritan turned out to be. The title alone wrong-foots you, if you were thinking you were going t...

    Holy crap, this besauch is 50 shades of nuts and it's fabulous. So wrong and so, so, great! ...

    Trigger warning: Suicide "I will save them from themselves. That is what I am: a saviour of lost souls." If you are looking psychological thriller, something really dark, controversial, well written and uncomfortably captivating, this is definitely the book for you. This will be a bo...

    I enjoyed ?The Good Samaritan? by John Marrs for two reasons. First, I liked that the protagonist is a villain. It?s a nice and surprising deviation from the traditional hero/villain dichotomy. I hated Laura though (in the best way). She is a well developed character, and Marrs m...

    Lemme start this review off with THE BIGGEST TRIGGER WARNING EVER ? ???????? If you or a loved one has considered or completed suicide, DO NOT read this book. Really. Like, not even the first chapter. It?s not a light TW, this is a full-throated TW. Just don?t....

  • Helga
    May 27, 2018

    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpress.com/ This is my first read from John Marrs. After reading the description, I realized that this was probably going to be an intense read. Oh and I was right, it was definitely intense. It was also very dark...

    Laura is a mom, she is a wife, she has a 'picture perfect' life...she also works at End of the Line. End of the Line is a phone center for people that have reached the end of hope. They have no good days (that they can see). You would think this would make Laura a good woman wouldn't ...

    Oohh what a dark and oftentimes uncomfortable read this one was, but I really do love to be pushed to my limits while reading and I always appreciate reading about a new, fresh subject and The Good Samaritan most definitely provides all of the above. It?s also disturbing, dark and fi...

    Contemplating ending your life? Call "The End of the Line" hotline. They are there to listen, to be supportive, to be understanding, to be nonjudgmental. They have sympathetic volunteers whose jobs are not to talk you out of suicide, but to listen, to let you know you have options. But...

    There is a suicide hotline called End of the Line, and you'll know when you've reached it. The volunteers who man the lines are there to listen. One of the volunteers is Laura, wife, mother of three, non-threatening, helpful, and always in control. She cares. You have no idea h...

    5+++ Wonderful Stars Wow, such an amazing story! I loved LOVED it! It was my second read by this author but as my previous read by him wasn?t that good, this one compensated it! This book took me out of my comfort zone (pushed me so hard) and let me tell you this one was an uncomf...

    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....

    EXCERPT: I listened with blissful satisfaction right until her final breath. That's the one sound that matters to me above all others. . . that one precious moment when someone breathes their last, then slips away. People in pain, like Chantelle, place themselves in my hands because I ...

    This book is so dark and devious I had to follow it up with a much lighter read when I finished. It's not really graphic, so don't worry about that - it just takes you deep inside some twisted brains, and just when you think you know what's going to happen next, you're dead wrong. ...

    Author John Marrs tied my stomach into knots with a sordid tale of deception from those we instill a great deal of trust. The storyline had several well-placed characters but trickled down for the most part to two. They were well-drawn. The heading of the chapters were a time-saver by ...

    HOT DAMN!!! What a deliciously devious little novel this is. John Marrs has created a wicked villain in Laura. She is absolutely awful but you will love to hate her. I was completely gripped from beginning to end. Laura works at the End of the Line call center where you're a fri...

    5.5 ?When you?re not considered to be a threat, you can get away with much, much more.? I have one word to say about this book. BRILLIANT! I highly recommend The Good Samaritan for those who like unreliable narrators, unpredictable twists and a healthy amount of creepine...

  • Joanne Robertson
    Nov 04, 2017

    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpress.com/ This is my first read from John Marrs. After reading the description, I realized that this was probably going to be an intense read. Oh and I was right, it was definitely intense. It was also very dark...

    Laura is a mom, she is a wife, she has a 'picture perfect' life...she also works at End of the Line. End of the Line is a phone center for people that have reached the end of hope. They have no good days (that they can see). You would think this would make Laura a good woman wouldn't ...

    Oohh what a dark and oftentimes uncomfortable read this one was, but I really do love to be pushed to my limits while reading and I always appreciate reading about a new, fresh subject and The Good Samaritan most definitely provides all of the above. It?s also disturbing, dark and fi...

    Contemplating ending your life? Call "The End of the Line" hotline. They are there to listen, to be supportive, to be understanding, to be nonjudgmental. They have sympathetic volunteers whose jobs are not to talk you out of suicide, but to listen, to let you know you have options. But...

    There is a suicide hotline called End of the Line, and you'll know when you've reached it. The volunteers who man the lines are there to listen. One of the volunteers is Laura, wife, mother of three, non-threatening, helpful, and always in control. She cares. You have no idea h...

    5+++ Wonderful Stars Wow, such an amazing story! I loved LOVED it! It was my second read by this author but as my previous read by him wasn?t that good, this one compensated it! This book took me out of my comfort zone (pushed me so hard) and let me tell you this one was an uncomf...

    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....

    EXCERPT: I listened with blissful satisfaction right until her final breath. That's the one sound that matters to me above all others. . . that one precious moment when someone breathes their last, then slips away. People in pain, like Chantelle, place themselves in my hands because I ...

    This book is so dark and devious I had to follow it up with a much lighter read when I finished. It's not really graphic, so don't worry about that - it just takes you deep inside some twisted brains, and just when you think you know what's going to happen next, you're dead wrong. ...

    Author John Marrs tied my stomach into knots with a sordid tale of deception from those we instill a great deal of trust. The storyline had several well-placed characters but trickled down for the most part to two. They were well-drawn. The heading of the chapters were a time-saver by ...

    HOT DAMN!!! What a deliciously devious little novel this is. John Marrs has created a wicked villain in Laura. She is absolutely awful but you will love to hate her. I was completely gripped from beginning to end. Laura works at the End of the Line call center where you're a fri...

    5.5 ?When you?re not considered to be a threat, you can get away with much, much more.? I have one word to say about this book. BRILLIANT! I highly recommend The Good Samaritan for those who like unreliable narrators, unpredictable twists and a healthy amount of creepine...

    This is unquestionably one of the best books I have read this year ... and I am now the newest fan of John Marrs. Laura volunteers her time at the End Of The Line suicide line. She's there to listen, not to try to talk people out of committing suicide. The people who call are lookin...

    this book was beyond infuriating - im still angry just thinking about it. i had thought about putting this down multiple times but, for some reason, i just had to know what happened. silly me. there was a slight twist that i appreciated, but goodness me, i could not stand the main char...

    This is the 4th book I?ve read by John Marrs and those eagle eyed readers will notice that it?s the 3rd book I have a cameo part in and a lovely mention in the acknowledgements. I was asked to read this book months ago before the editing and proof readers had been through it, but I...

    I really like The One by John Marrs and was delighted to receive a copy of his book The Good Samaritan. Laura is a volunteer at a suicide helpline called End Of The Line. Laura desperately wants the help the callers who phone for reassurance but not in the way that you would expect. Th...

    Wow, what a chilling thriller! This book was very suspenseful and had me on the edge of my seat. I have to admit it was a tad disturbing since I have had to use the suicide crisis line in my past but it was still a highly enjoyable book. This book made me think and made the hairs on th...

    Laura works for End of the Line, a helpline for those experiencing emotional distress-- a place for them to be heard. But when Laura speaks to clients, her intentions, no matter how justified she believes them to be, are quite sinister. She has successfully assisted many individuals, ...

    My second read of John Marrs and my second 5 star review. There?s something about his writing and storytelling that I just love, even though this is a completely different subject matter than the first one I read - The One. Laura works for a volunteer suicide help line called End...

    Disappointed I was really looking forward to reading this, but for me, it didn't live up to expectations. I didn't connect with any of the characters, and couldn't really care what happened to them. Maybe I missed the point, but at almost any point in the book I could of walked a...

    4.5 stars! The Good Samaritan is easily one of the darkest and most disturbing books I've read in a long time. After being unable to put down John Marrs's uniquely suspensefulThe One, I knew I wanted more of his writing in my life.The Good Samaritan is a vastly different novel and ...

    I absolutely loved John Marrs last book The One so I had high hopes for his latest offering The Good Samaritan. Oh my what a seriously twisted and original psychological thriller The Good Samaritan turned out to be. The title alone wrong-foots you, if you were thinking you were going t...

    Holy crap, this besauch is 50 shades of nuts and it's fabulous. So wrong and so, so, great! ...

    Trigger warning: Suicide "I will save them from themselves. That is what I am: a saviour of lost souls." If you are looking psychological thriller, something really dark, controversial, well written and uncomfortably captivating, this is definitely the book for you. This will be a bo...

    I enjoyed ?The Good Samaritan? by John Marrs for two reasons. First, I liked that the protagonist is a villain. It?s a nice and surprising deviation from the traditional hero/villain dichotomy. I hated Laura though (in the best way). She is a well developed character, and Marrs m...

    Lemme start this review off with THE BIGGEST TRIGGER WARNING EVER ? ???????? If you or a loved one has considered or completed suicide, DO NOT read this book. Really. Like, not even the first chapter. It?s not a light TW, this is a full-throated TW. Just don?t....

    This book is a page turner. However, please be warned that this is quite a dark read and is really disturbing in places! I said out loud 'Are you serious?!' a number of times - my husband can verify this - while reading about Laura's manipulative actions. The ending left me a bit dis...

    Trigger alerts include suicide and depression. If you are feeling suicidal I?d encourage you to go to www.befrienders.org and find the details of an organisation in your area that can help. Helpline volunteers are truly remarkable people who deserve way more credit than they receive!...

    Beprepared to be taken out of your comfort zone with the latest John Marrs thriller! I was a little worried about the subject matter to begin with but pretty soon I became completely gripped by the many twists and turns of this unsettling storyline. I was intrigued to discover how Jo...

  • Dita
    Sep 09, 2018

    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpress.com/ This is my first read from John Marrs. After reading the description, I realized that this was probably going to be an intense read. Oh and I was right, it was definitely intense. It was also very dark...

    Laura is a mom, she is a wife, she has a 'picture perfect' life...she also works at End of the Line. End of the Line is a phone center for people that have reached the end of hope. They have no good days (that they can see). You would think this would make Laura a good woman wouldn't ...

    Oohh what a dark and oftentimes uncomfortable read this one was, but I really do love to be pushed to my limits while reading and I always appreciate reading about a new, fresh subject and The Good Samaritan most definitely provides all of the above. It?s also disturbing, dark and fi...

    Contemplating ending your life? Call "The End of the Line" hotline. They are there to listen, to be supportive, to be understanding, to be nonjudgmental. They have sympathetic volunteers whose jobs are not to talk you out of suicide, but to listen, to let you know you have options. But...

    There is a suicide hotline called End of the Line, and you'll know when you've reached it. The volunteers who man the lines are there to listen. One of the volunteers is Laura, wife, mother of three, non-threatening, helpful, and always in control. She cares. You have no idea h...

    5+++ Wonderful Stars Wow, such an amazing story! I loved LOVED it! It was my second read by this author but as my previous read by him wasn?t that good, this one compensated it! This book took me out of my comfort zone (pushed me so hard) and let me tell you this one was an uncomf...

    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....

    EXCERPT: I listened with blissful satisfaction right until her final breath. That's the one sound that matters to me above all others. . . that one precious moment when someone breathes their last, then slips away. People in pain, like Chantelle, place themselves in my hands because I ...

    This book is so dark and devious I had to follow it up with a much lighter read when I finished. It's not really graphic, so don't worry about that - it just takes you deep inside some twisted brains, and just when you think you know what's going to happen next, you're dead wrong. ...

    Author John Marrs tied my stomach into knots with a sordid tale of deception from those we instill a great deal of trust. The storyline had several well-placed characters but trickled down for the most part to two. They were well-drawn. The heading of the chapters were a time-saver by ...

    HOT DAMN!!! What a deliciously devious little novel this is. John Marrs has created a wicked villain in Laura. She is absolutely awful but you will love to hate her. I was completely gripped from beginning to end. Laura works at the End of the Line call center where you're a fri...

    5.5 ?When you?re not considered to be a threat, you can get away with much, much more.? I have one word to say about this book. BRILLIANT! I highly recommend The Good Samaritan for those who like unreliable narrators, unpredictable twists and a healthy amount of creepine...

    This is unquestionably one of the best books I have read this year ... and I am now the newest fan of John Marrs. Laura volunteers her time at the End Of The Line suicide line. She's there to listen, not to try to talk people out of committing suicide. The people who call are lookin...

    this book was beyond infuriating - im still angry just thinking about it. i had thought about putting this down multiple times but, for some reason, i just had to know what happened. silly me. there was a slight twist that i appreciated, but goodness me, i could not stand the main char...

    This is the 4th book I?ve read by John Marrs and those eagle eyed readers will notice that it?s the 3rd book I have a cameo part in and a lovely mention in the acknowledgements. I was asked to read this book months ago before the editing and proof readers had been through it, but I...

    I really like The One by John Marrs and was delighted to receive a copy of his book The Good Samaritan. Laura is a volunteer at a suicide helpline called End Of The Line. Laura desperately wants the help the callers who phone for reassurance but not in the way that you would expect. Th...

    Wow, what a chilling thriller! This book was very suspenseful and had me on the edge of my seat. I have to admit it was a tad disturbing since I have had to use the suicide crisis line in my past but it was still a highly enjoyable book. This book made me think and made the hairs on th...

    Laura works for End of the Line, a helpline for those experiencing emotional distress-- a place for them to be heard. But when Laura speaks to clients, her intentions, no matter how justified she believes them to be, are quite sinister. She has successfully assisted many individuals, ...

    My second read of John Marrs and my second 5 star review. There?s something about his writing and storytelling that I just love, even though this is a completely different subject matter than the first one I read - The One. Laura works for a volunteer suicide help line called End...

    Disappointed I was really looking forward to reading this, but for me, it didn't live up to expectations. I didn't connect with any of the characters, and couldn't really care what happened to them. Maybe I missed the point, but at almost any point in the book I could of walked a...

    4.5 stars! The Good Samaritan is easily one of the darkest and most disturbing books I've read in a long time. After being unable to put down John Marrs's uniquely suspensefulThe One, I knew I wanted more of his writing in my life.The Good Samaritan is a vastly different novel and ...

    I absolutely loved John Marrs last book The One so I had high hopes for his latest offering The Good Samaritan. Oh my what a seriously twisted and original psychological thriller The Good Samaritan turned out to be. The title alone wrong-foots you, if you were thinking you were going t...

    Holy crap, this besauch is 50 shades of nuts and it's fabulous. So wrong and so, so, great! ...

  • Sarah
    Sep 26, 2017

    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpress.com/ This is my first read from John Marrs. After reading the description, I realized that this was probably going to be an intense read. Oh and I was right, it was definitely intense. It was also very dark...

    Laura is a mom, she is a wife, she has a 'picture perfect' life...she also works at End of the Line. End of the Line is a phone center for people that have reached the end of hope. They have no good days (that they can see). You would think this would make Laura a good woman wouldn't ...

    Oohh what a dark and oftentimes uncomfortable read this one was, but I really do love to be pushed to my limits while reading and I always appreciate reading about a new, fresh subject and The Good Samaritan most definitely provides all of the above. It?s also disturbing, dark and fi...

    Contemplating ending your life? Call "The End of the Line" hotline. They are there to listen, to be supportive, to be understanding, to be nonjudgmental. They have sympathetic volunteers whose jobs are not to talk you out of suicide, but to listen, to let you know you have options. But...

    There is a suicide hotline called End of the Line, and you'll know when you've reached it. The volunteers who man the lines are there to listen. One of the volunteers is Laura, wife, mother of three, non-threatening, helpful, and always in control. She cares. You have no idea h...

    5+++ Wonderful Stars Wow, such an amazing story! I loved LOVED it! It was my second read by this author but as my previous read by him wasn?t that good, this one compensated it! This book took me out of my comfort zone (pushed me so hard) and let me tell you this one was an uncomf...

    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....

  • Sandy *The world could end while I was reading and I would never notice*
    May 16, 2018

    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpress.com/ This is my first read from John Marrs. After reading the description, I realized that this was probably going to be an intense read. Oh and I was right, it was definitely intense. It was also very dark...

    Laura is a mom, she is a wife, she has a 'picture perfect' life...she also works at End of the Line. End of the Line is a phone center for people that have reached the end of hope. They have no good days (that they can see). You would think this would make Laura a good woman wouldn't ...

    Oohh what a dark and oftentimes uncomfortable read this one was, but I really do love to be pushed to my limits while reading and I always appreciate reading about a new, fresh subject and The Good Samaritan most definitely provides all of the above. It?s also disturbing, dark and fi...

    Contemplating ending your life? Call "The End of the Line" hotline. They are there to listen, to be supportive, to be understanding, to be nonjudgmental. They have sympathetic volunteers whose jobs are not to talk you out of suicide, but to listen, to let you know you have options. But...

    There is a suicide hotline called End of the Line, and you'll know when you've reached it. The volunteers who man the lines are there to listen. One of the volunteers is Laura, wife, mother of three, non-threatening, helpful, and always in control. She cares. You have no idea h...

    5+++ Wonderful Stars Wow, such an amazing story! I loved LOVED it! It was my second read by this author but as my previous read by him wasn?t that good, this one compensated it! This book took me out of my comfort zone (pushed me so hard) and let me tell you this one was an uncomf...

    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....

    EXCERPT: I listened with blissful satisfaction right until her final breath. That's the one sound that matters to me above all others. . . that one precious moment when someone breathes their last, then slips away. People in pain, like Chantelle, place themselves in my hands because I ...

  • Kaila
    Apr 08, 2018

    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpress.com/ This is my first read from John Marrs. After reading the description, I realized that this was probably going to be an intense read. Oh and I was right, it was definitely intense. It was also very dark...

    Laura is a mom, she is a wife, she has a 'picture perfect' life...she also works at End of the Line. End of the Line is a phone center for people that have reached the end of hope. They have no good days (that they can see). You would think this would make Laura a good woman wouldn't ...

    Oohh what a dark and oftentimes uncomfortable read this one was, but I really do love to be pushed to my limits while reading and I always appreciate reading about a new, fresh subject and The Good Samaritan most definitely provides all of the above. It?s also disturbing, dark and fi...

    Contemplating ending your life? Call "The End of the Line" hotline. They are there to listen, to be supportive, to be understanding, to be nonjudgmental. They have sympathetic volunteers whose jobs are not to talk you out of suicide, but to listen, to let you know you have options. But...

    There is a suicide hotline called End of the Line, and you'll know when you've reached it. The volunteers who man the lines are there to listen. One of the volunteers is Laura, wife, mother of three, non-threatening, helpful, and always in control. She cares. You have no idea h...

    5+++ Wonderful Stars Wow, such an amazing story! I loved LOVED it! It was my second read by this author but as my previous read by him wasn?t that good, this one compensated it! This book took me out of my comfort zone (pushed me so hard) and let me tell you this one was an uncomf...

    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....

    EXCERPT: I listened with blissful satisfaction right until her final breath. That's the one sound that matters to me above all others. . . that one precious moment when someone breathes their last, then slips away. People in pain, like Chantelle, place themselves in my hands because I ...

    This book is so dark and devious I had to follow it up with a much lighter read when I finished. It's not really graphic, so don't worry about that - it just takes you deep inside some twisted brains, and just when you think you know what's going to happen next, you're dead wrong. ...

    Author John Marrs tied my stomach into knots with a sordid tale of deception from those we instill a great deal of trust. The storyline had several well-placed characters but trickled down for the most part to two. They were well-drawn. The heading of the chapters were a time-saver by ...

    HOT DAMN!!! What a deliciously devious little novel this is. John Marrs has created a wicked villain in Laura. She is absolutely awful but you will love to hate her. I was completely gripped from beginning to end. Laura works at the End of the Line call center where you're a fri...

    5.5 ?When you?re not considered to be a threat, you can get away with much, much more.? I have one word to say about this book. BRILLIANT! I highly recommend The Good Samaritan for those who like unreliable narrators, unpredictable twists and a healthy amount of creepine...

    This is unquestionably one of the best books I have read this year ... and I am now the newest fan of John Marrs. Laura volunteers her time at the End Of The Line suicide line. She's there to listen, not to try to talk people out of committing suicide. The people who call are lookin...

    this book was beyond infuriating - im still angry just thinking about it. i had thought about putting this down multiple times but, for some reason, i just had to know what happened. silly me. there was a slight twist that i appreciated, but goodness me, i could not stand the main char...

    This is the 4th book I?ve read by John Marrs and those eagle eyed readers will notice that it?s the 3rd book I have a cameo part in and a lovely mention in the acknowledgements. I was asked to read this book months ago before the editing and proof readers had been through it, but I...

    I really like The One by John Marrs and was delighted to receive a copy of his book The Good Samaritan. Laura is a volunteer at a suicide helpline called End Of The Line. Laura desperately wants the help the callers who phone for reassurance but not in the way that you would expect. Th...

    Wow, what a chilling thriller! This book was very suspenseful and had me on the edge of my seat. I have to admit it was a tad disturbing since I have had to use the suicide crisis line in my past but it was still a highly enjoyable book. This book made me think and made the hairs on th...

    Laura works for End of the Line, a helpline for those experiencing emotional distress-- a place for them to be heard. But when Laura speaks to clients, her intentions, no matter how justified she believes them to be, are quite sinister. She has successfully assisted many individuals, ...

    My second read of John Marrs and my second 5 star review. There?s something about his writing and storytelling that I just love, even though this is a completely different subject matter than the first one I read - The One. Laura works for a volunteer suicide help line called End...

    Disappointed I was really looking forward to reading this, but for me, it didn't live up to expectations. I didn't connect with any of the characters, and couldn't really care what happened to them. Maybe I missed the point, but at almost any point in the book I could of walked a...

    4.5 stars! The Good Samaritan is easily one of the darkest and most disturbing books I've read in a long time. After being unable to put down John Marrs's uniquely suspensefulThe One, I knew I wanted more of his writing in my life.The Good Samaritan is a vastly different novel and ...

  • Laura Sandonato
    Apr 04, 2018

    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpress.com/ This is my first read from John Marrs. After reading the description, I realized that this was probably going to be an intense read. Oh and I was right, it was definitely intense. It was also very dark...

    Laura is a mom, she is a wife, she has a 'picture perfect' life...she also works at End of the Line. End of the Line is a phone center for people that have reached the end of hope. They have no good days (that they can see). You would think this would make Laura a good woman wouldn't ...

    Oohh what a dark and oftentimes uncomfortable read this one was, but I really do love to be pushed to my limits while reading and I always appreciate reading about a new, fresh subject and The Good Samaritan most definitely provides all of the above. It?s also disturbing, dark and fi...

    Contemplating ending your life? Call "The End of the Line" hotline. They are there to listen, to be supportive, to be understanding, to be nonjudgmental. They have sympathetic volunteers whose jobs are not to talk you out of suicide, but to listen, to let you know you have options. But...

    There is a suicide hotline called End of the Line, and you'll know when you've reached it. The volunteers who man the lines are there to listen. One of the volunteers is Laura, wife, mother of three, non-threatening, helpful, and always in control. She cares. You have no idea h...

    5+++ Wonderful Stars Wow, such an amazing story! I loved LOVED it! It was my second read by this author but as my previous read by him wasn?t that good, this one compensated it! This book took me out of my comfort zone (pushed me so hard) and let me tell you this one was an uncomf...

    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....

    EXCERPT: I listened with blissful satisfaction right until her final breath. That's the one sound that matters to me above all others. . . that one precious moment when someone breathes their last, then slips away. People in pain, like Chantelle, place themselves in my hands because I ...

    This book is so dark and devious I had to follow it up with a much lighter read when I finished. It's not really graphic, so don't worry about that - it just takes you deep inside some twisted brains, and just when you think you know what's going to happen next, you're dead wrong. ...

    Author John Marrs tied my stomach into knots with a sordid tale of deception from those we instill a great deal of trust. The storyline had several well-placed characters but trickled down for the most part to two. They were well-drawn. The heading of the chapters were a time-saver by ...

    HOT DAMN!!! What a deliciously devious little novel this is. John Marrs has created a wicked villain in Laura. She is absolutely awful but you will love to hate her. I was completely gripped from beginning to end. Laura works at the End of the Line call center where you're a fri...

    5.5 ?When you?re not considered to be a threat, you can get away with much, much more.? I have one word to say about this book. BRILLIANT! I highly recommend The Good Samaritan for those who like unreliable narrators, unpredictable twists and a healthy amount of creepine...

    This is unquestionably one of the best books I have read this year ... and I am now the newest fan of John Marrs. Laura volunteers her time at the End Of The Line suicide line. She's there to listen, not to try to talk people out of committing suicide. The people who call are lookin...

    this book was beyond infuriating - im still angry just thinking about it. i had thought about putting this down multiple times but, for some reason, i just had to know what happened. silly me. there was a slight twist that i appreciated, but goodness me, i could not stand the main char...

    This is the 4th book I?ve read by John Marrs and those eagle eyed readers will notice that it?s the 3rd book I have a cameo part in and a lovely mention in the acknowledgements. I was asked to read this book months ago before the editing and proof readers had been through it, but I...

    I really like The One by John Marrs and was delighted to receive a copy of his book The Good Samaritan. Laura is a volunteer at a suicide helpline called End Of The Line. Laura desperately wants the help the callers who phone for reassurance but not in the way that you would expect. Th...

    Wow, what a chilling thriller! This book was very suspenseful and had me on the edge of my seat. I have to admit it was a tad disturbing since I have had to use the suicide crisis line in my past but it was still a highly enjoyable book. This book made me think and made the hairs on th...

    Laura works for End of the Line, a helpline for those experiencing emotional distress-- a place for them to be heard. But when Laura speaks to clients, her intentions, no matter how justified she believes them to be, are quite sinister. She has successfully assisted many individuals, ...

    My second read of John Marrs and my second 5 star review. There?s something about his writing and storytelling that I just love, even though this is a completely different subject matter than the first one I read - The One. Laura works for a volunteer suicide help line called End...

    Disappointed I was really looking forward to reading this, but for me, it didn't live up to expectations. I didn't connect with any of the characters, and couldn't really care what happened to them. Maybe I missed the point, but at almost any point in the book I could of walked a...

    4.5 stars! The Good Samaritan is easily one of the darkest and most disturbing books I've read in a long time. After being unable to put down John Marrs's uniquely suspensefulThe One, I knew I wanted more of his writing in my life.The Good Samaritan is a vastly different novel and ...

    I absolutely loved John Marrs last book The One so I had high hopes for his latest offering The Good Samaritan. Oh my what a seriously twisted and original psychological thriller The Good Samaritan turned out to be. The title alone wrong-foots you, if you were thinking you were going t...

    Holy crap, this besauch is 50 shades of nuts and it's fabulous. So wrong and so, so, great! ...

    Trigger warning: Suicide "I will save them from themselves. That is what I am: a saviour of lost souls." If you are looking psychological thriller, something really dark, controversial, well written and uncomfortably captivating, this is definitely the book for you. This will be a bo...

    I enjoyed ?The Good Samaritan? by John Marrs for two reasons. First, I liked that the protagonist is a villain. It?s a nice and surprising deviation from the traditional hero/villain dichotomy. I hated Laura though (in the best way). She is a well developed character, and Marrs m...

  • Nazanin
    Dec 11, 2017

    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpress.com/ This is my first read from John Marrs. After reading the description, I realized that this was probably going to be an intense read. Oh and I was right, it was definitely intense. It was also very dark...

    Laura is a mom, she is a wife, she has a 'picture perfect' life...she also works at End of the Line. End of the Line is a phone center for people that have reached the end of hope. They have no good days (that they can see). You would think this would make Laura a good woman wouldn't ...

    Oohh what a dark and oftentimes uncomfortable read this one was, but I really do love to be pushed to my limits while reading and I always appreciate reading about a new, fresh subject and The Good Samaritan most definitely provides all of the above. It?s also disturbing, dark and fi...

    Contemplating ending your life? Call "The End of the Line" hotline. They are there to listen, to be supportive, to be understanding, to be nonjudgmental. They have sympathetic volunteers whose jobs are not to talk you out of suicide, but to listen, to let you know you have options. But...

    There is a suicide hotline called End of the Line, and you'll know when you've reached it. The volunteers who man the lines are there to listen. One of the volunteers is Laura, wife, mother of three, non-threatening, helpful, and always in control. She cares. You have no idea h...

    5+++ Wonderful Stars Wow, such an amazing story! I loved LOVED it! It was my second read by this author but as my previous read by him wasn?t that good, this one compensated it! This book took me out of my comfort zone (pushed me so hard) and let me tell you this one was an uncomf...

  • Emma♔☯ (Bookishfix)
    Dec 07, 2017

    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpress.com/ This is my first read from John Marrs. After reading the description, I realized that this was probably going to be an intense read. Oh and I was right, it was definitely intense. It was also very dark...

    Laura is a mom, she is a wife, she has a 'picture perfect' life...she also works at End of the Line. End of the Line is a phone center for people that have reached the end of hope. They have no good days (that they can see). You would think this would make Laura a good woman wouldn't ...

    Oohh what a dark and oftentimes uncomfortable read this one was, but I really do love to be pushed to my limits while reading and I always appreciate reading about a new, fresh subject and The Good Samaritan most definitely provides all of the above. It?s also disturbing, dark and fi...

    Contemplating ending your life? Call "The End of the Line" hotline. They are there to listen, to be supportive, to be understanding, to be nonjudgmental. They have sympathetic volunteers whose jobs are not to talk you out of suicide, but to listen, to let you know you have options. But...

    There is a suicide hotline called End of the Line, and you'll know when you've reached it. The volunteers who man the lines are there to listen. One of the volunteers is Laura, wife, mother of three, non-threatening, helpful, and always in control. She cares. You have no idea h...

    5+++ Wonderful Stars Wow, such an amazing story! I loved LOVED it! It was my second read by this author but as my previous read by him wasn?t that good, this one compensated it! This book took me out of my comfort zone (pushed me so hard) and let me tell you this one was an uncomf...

    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....

    EXCERPT: I listened with blissful satisfaction right until her final breath. That's the one sound that matters to me above all others. . . that one precious moment when someone breathes their last, then slips away. People in pain, like Chantelle, place themselves in my hands because I ...

    This book is so dark and devious I had to follow it up with a much lighter read when I finished. It's not really graphic, so don't worry about that - it just takes you deep inside some twisted brains, and just when you think you know what's going to happen next, you're dead wrong. ...

    Author John Marrs tied my stomach into knots with a sordid tale of deception from those we instill a great deal of trust. The storyline had several well-placed characters but trickled down for the most part to two. They were well-drawn. The heading of the chapters were a time-saver by ...

    HOT DAMN!!! What a deliciously devious little novel this is. John Marrs has created a wicked villain in Laura. She is absolutely awful but you will love to hate her. I was completely gripped from beginning to end. Laura works at the End of the Line call center where you're a fri...

    5.5 ?When you?re not considered to be a threat, you can get away with much, much more.? I have one word to say about this book. BRILLIANT! I highly recommend The Good Samaritan for those who like unreliable narrators, unpredictable twists and a healthy amount of creepine...

    This is unquestionably one of the best books I have read this year ... and I am now the newest fan of John Marrs. Laura volunteers her time at the End Of The Line suicide line. She's there to listen, not to try to talk people out of committing suicide. The people who call are lookin...

    this book was beyond infuriating - im still angry just thinking about it. i had thought about putting this down multiple times but, for some reason, i just had to know what happened. silly me. there was a slight twist that i appreciated, but goodness me, i could not stand the main char...

    This is the 4th book I?ve read by John Marrs and those eagle eyed readers will notice that it?s the 3rd book I have a cameo part in and a lovely mention in the acknowledgements. I was asked to read this book months ago before the editing and proof readers had been through it, but I...

    I really like The One by John Marrs and was delighted to receive a copy of his book The Good Samaritan. Laura is a volunteer at a suicide helpline called End Of The Line. Laura desperately wants the help the callers who phone for reassurance but not in the way that you would expect. Th...

    Wow, what a chilling thriller! This book was very suspenseful and had me on the edge of my seat. I have to admit it was a tad disturbing since I have had to use the suicide crisis line in my past but it was still a highly enjoyable book. This book made me think and made the hairs on th...

    Laura works for End of the Line, a helpline for those experiencing emotional distress-- a place for them to be heard. But when Laura speaks to clients, her intentions, no matter how justified she believes them to be, are quite sinister. She has successfully assisted many individuals, ...

    My second read of John Marrs and my second 5 star review. There?s something about his writing and storytelling that I just love, even though this is a completely different subject matter than the first one I read - The One. Laura works for a volunteer suicide help line called End...

    Disappointed I was really looking forward to reading this, but for me, it didn't live up to expectations. I didn't connect with any of the characters, and couldn't really care what happened to them. Maybe I missed the point, but at almost any point in the book I could of walked a...

    4.5 stars! The Good Samaritan is easily one of the darkest and most disturbing books I've read in a long time. After being unable to put down John Marrs's uniquely suspensefulThe One, I knew I wanted more of his writing in my life.The Good Samaritan is a vastly different novel and ...

    I absolutely loved John Marrs last book The One so I had high hopes for his latest offering The Good Samaritan. Oh my what a seriously twisted and original psychological thriller The Good Samaritan turned out to be. The title alone wrong-foots you, if you were thinking you were going t...

    Holy crap, this besauch is 50 shades of nuts and it's fabulous. So wrong and so, so, great! ...

    Trigger warning: Suicide "I will save them from themselves. That is what I am: a saviour of lost souls." If you are looking psychological thriller, something really dark, controversial, well written and uncomfortably captivating, this is definitely the book for you. This will be a bo...

  • Adrian Dooley
    Apr 24, 2018

    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpress.com/ This is my first read from John Marrs. After reading the description, I realized that this was probably going to be an intense read. Oh and I was right, it was definitely intense. It was also very dark...

    Laura is a mom, she is a wife, she has a 'picture perfect' life...she also works at End of the Line. End of the Line is a phone center for people that have reached the end of hope. They have no good days (that they can see). You would think this would make Laura a good woman wouldn't ...

    Oohh what a dark and oftentimes uncomfortable read this one was, but I really do love to be pushed to my limits while reading and I always appreciate reading about a new, fresh subject and The Good Samaritan most definitely provides all of the above. It?s also disturbing, dark and fi...

    Contemplating ending your life? Call "The End of the Line" hotline. They are there to listen, to be supportive, to be understanding, to be nonjudgmental. They have sympathetic volunteers whose jobs are not to talk you out of suicide, but to listen, to let you know you have options. But...

    There is a suicide hotline called End of the Line, and you'll know when you've reached it. The volunteers who man the lines are there to listen. One of the volunteers is Laura, wife, mother of three, non-threatening, helpful, and always in control. She cares. You have no idea h...

    5+++ Wonderful Stars Wow, such an amazing story! I loved LOVED it! It was my second read by this author but as my previous read by him wasn?t that good, this one compensated it! This book took me out of my comfort zone (pushed me so hard) and let me tell you this one was an uncomf...

    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....

    EXCERPT: I listened with blissful satisfaction right until her final breath. That's the one sound that matters to me above all others. . . that one precious moment when someone breathes their last, then slips away. People in pain, like Chantelle, place themselves in my hands because I ...

    This book is so dark and devious I had to follow it up with a much lighter read when I finished. It's not really graphic, so don't worry about that - it just takes you deep inside some twisted brains, and just when you think you know what's going to happen next, you're dead wrong. ...

    Author John Marrs tied my stomach into knots with a sordid tale of deception from those we instill a great deal of trust. The storyline had several well-placed characters but trickled down for the most part to two. They were well-drawn. The heading of the chapters were a time-saver by ...

    HOT DAMN!!! What a deliciously devious little novel this is. John Marrs has created a wicked villain in Laura. She is absolutely awful but you will love to hate her. I was completely gripped from beginning to end. Laura works at the End of the Line call center where you're a fri...

    5.5 ?When you?re not considered to be a threat, you can get away with much, much more.? I have one word to say about this book. BRILLIANT! I highly recommend The Good Samaritan for those who like unreliable narrators, unpredictable twists and a healthy amount of creepine...

    This is unquestionably one of the best books I have read this year ... and I am now the newest fan of John Marrs. Laura volunteers her time at the End Of The Line suicide line. She's there to listen, not to try to talk people out of committing suicide. The people who call are lookin...

    this book was beyond infuriating - im still angry just thinking about it. i had thought about putting this down multiple times but, for some reason, i just had to know what happened. silly me. there was a slight twist that i appreciated, but goodness me, i could not stand the main char...

    This is the 4th book I?ve read by John Marrs and those eagle eyed readers will notice that it?s the 3rd book I have a cameo part in and a lovely mention in the acknowledgements. I was asked to read this book months ago before the editing and proof readers had been through it, but I...

    I really like The One by John Marrs and was delighted to receive a copy of his book The Good Samaritan. Laura is a volunteer at a suicide helpline called End Of The Line. Laura desperately wants the help the callers who phone for reassurance but not in the way that you would expect. Th...

    Wow, what a chilling thriller! This book was very suspenseful and had me on the edge of my seat. I have to admit it was a tad disturbing since I have had to use the suicide crisis line in my past but it was still a highly enjoyable book. This book made me think and made the hairs on th...

    Laura works for End of the Line, a helpline for those experiencing emotional distress-- a place for them to be heard. But when Laura speaks to clients, her intentions, no matter how justified she believes them to be, are quite sinister. She has successfully assisted many individuals, ...

    My second read of John Marrs and my second 5 star review. There?s something about his writing and storytelling that I just love, even though this is a completely different subject matter than the first one I read - The One. Laura works for a volunteer suicide help line called End...

  • Schizanthus
    Dec 07, 2017

    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpress.com/ This is my first read from John Marrs. After reading the description, I realized that this was probably going to be an intense read. Oh and I was right, it was definitely intense. It was also very dark...

    Laura is a mom, she is a wife, she has a 'picture perfect' life...she also works at End of the Line. End of the Line is a phone center for people that have reached the end of hope. They have no good days (that they can see). You would think this would make Laura a good woman wouldn't ...

    Oohh what a dark and oftentimes uncomfortable read this one was, but I really do love to be pushed to my limits while reading and I always appreciate reading about a new, fresh subject and The Good Samaritan most definitely provides all of the above. It?s also disturbing, dark and fi...

    Contemplating ending your life? Call "The End of the Line" hotline. They are there to listen, to be supportive, to be understanding, to be nonjudgmental. They have sympathetic volunteers whose jobs are not to talk you out of suicide, but to listen, to let you know you have options. But...

    There is a suicide hotline called End of the Line, and you'll know when you've reached it. The volunteers who man the lines are there to listen. One of the volunteers is Laura, wife, mother of three, non-threatening, helpful, and always in control. She cares. You have no idea h...

    5+++ Wonderful Stars Wow, such an amazing story! I loved LOVED it! It was my second read by this author but as my previous read by him wasn?t that good, this one compensated it! This book took me out of my comfort zone (pushed me so hard) and let me tell you this one was an uncomf...

    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....

    EXCERPT: I listened with blissful satisfaction right until her final breath. That's the one sound that matters to me above all others. . . that one precious moment when someone breathes their last, then slips away. People in pain, like Chantelle, place themselves in my hands because I ...

    This book is so dark and devious I had to follow it up with a much lighter read when I finished. It's not really graphic, so don't worry about that - it just takes you deep inside some twisted brains, and just when you think you know what's going to happen next, you're dead wrong. ...

    Author John Marrs tied my stomach into knots with a sordid tale of deception from those we instill a great deal of trust. The storyline had several well-placed characters but trickled down for the most part to two. They were well-drawn. The heading of the chapters were a time-saver by ...

    HOT DAMN!!! What a deliciously devious little novel this is. John Marrs has created a wicked villain in Laura. She is absolutely awful but you will love to hate her. I was completely gripped from beginning to end. Laura works at the End of the Line call center where you're a fri...

    5.5 ?When you?re not considered to be a threat, you can get away with much, much more.? I have one word to say about this book. BRILLIANT! I highly recommend The Good Samaritan for those who like unreliable narrators, unpredictable twists and a healthy amount of creepine...

    This is unquestionably one of the best books I have read this year ... and I am now the newest fan of John Marrs. Laura volunteers her time at the End Of The Line suicide line. She's there to listen, not to try to talk people out of committing suicide. The people who call are lookin...

    this book was beyond infuriating - im still angry just thinking about it. i had thought about putting this down multiple times but, for some reason, i just had to know what happened. silly me. there was a slight twist that i appreciated, but goodness me, i could not stand the main char...

    This is the 4th book I?ve read by John Marrs and those eagle eyed readers will notice that it?s the 3rd book I have a cameo part in and a lovely mention in the acknowledgements. I was asked to read this book months ago before the editing and proof readers had been through it, but I...

    I really like The One by John Marrs and was delighted to receive a copy of his book The Good Samaritan. Laura is a volunteer at a suicide helpline called End Of The Line. Laura desperately wants the help the callers who phone for reassurance but not in the way that you would expect. Th...

    Wow, what a chilling thriller! This book was very suspenseful and had me on the edge of my seat. I have to admit it was a tad disturbing since I have had to use the suicide crisis line in my past but it was still a highly enjoyable book. This book made me think and made the hairs on th...

    Laura works for End of the Line, a helpline for those experiencing emotional distress-- a place for them to be heard. But when Laura speaks to clients, her intentions, no matter how justified she believes them to be, are quite sinister. She has successfully assisted many individuals, ...

    My second read of John Marrs and my second 5 star review. There?s something about his writing and storytelling that I just love, even though this is a completely different subject matter than the first one I read - The One. Laura works for a volunteer suicide help line called End...

    Disappointed I was really looking forward to reading this, but for me, it didn't live up to expectations. I didn't connect with any of the characters, and couldn't really care what happened to them. Maybe I missed the point, but at almost any point in the book I could of walked a...

    4.5 stars! The Good Samaritan is easily one of the darkest and most disturbing books I've read in a long time. After being unable to put down John Marrs's uniquely suspensefulThe One, I knew I wanted more of his writing in my life.The Good Samaritan is a vastly different novel and ...

    I absolutely loved John Marrs last book The One so I had high hopes for his latest offering The Good Samaritan. Oh my what a seriously twisted and original psychological thriller The Good Samaritan turned out to be. The title alone wrong-foots you, if you were thinking you were going t...

    Holy crap, this besauch is 50 shades of nuts and it's fabulous. So wrong and so, so, great! ...

    Trigger warning: Suicide "I will save them from themselves. That is what I am: a saviour of lost souls." If you are looking psychological thriller, something really dark, controversial, well written and uncomfortably captivating, this is definitely the book for you. This will be a bo...

    I enjoyed ?The Good Samaritan? by John Marrs for two reasons. First, I liked that the protagonist is a villain. It?s a nice and surprising deviation from the traditional hero/villain dichotomy. I hated Laura though (in the best way). She is a well developed character, and Marrs m...

    Lemme start this review off with THE BIGGEST TRIGGER WARNING EVER ? ???????? If you or a loved one has considered or completed suicide, DO NOT read this book. Really. Like, not even the first chapter. It?s not a light TW, this is a full-throated TW. Just don?t....

    This book is a page turner. However, please be warned that this is quite a dark read and is really disturbing in places! I said out loud 'Are you serious?!' a number of times - my husband can verify this - while reading about Laura's manipulative actions. The ending left me a bit dis...

    Trigger alerts include suicide and depression. If you are feeling suicidal I?d encourage you to go to www.befrienders.org and find the details of an organisation in your area that can help. Helpline volunteers are truly remarkable people who deserve way more credit than they receive!...

  • Michelle
    Nov 03, 2017

    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpress.com/ This is my first read from John Marrs. After reading the description, I realized that this was probably going to be an intense read. Oh and I was right, it was definitely intense. It was also very dark...

    Laura is a mom, she is a wife, she has a 'picture perfect' life...she also works at End of the Line. End of the Line is a phone center for people that have reached the end of hope. They have no good days (that they can see). You would think this would make Laura a good woman wouldn't ...

    Oohh what a dark and oftentimes uncomfortable read this one was, but I really do love to be pushed to my limits while reading and I always appreciate reading about a new, fresh subject and The Good Samaritan most definitely provides all of the above. It?s also disturbing, dark and fi...

    Contemplating ending your life? Call "The End of the Line" hotline. They are there to listen, to be supportive, to be understanding, to be nonjudgmental. They have sympathetic volunteers whose jobs are not to talk you out of suicide, but to listen, to let you know you have options. But...

    There is a suicide hotline called End of the Line, and you'll know when you've reached it. The volunteers who man the lines are there to listen. One of the volunteers is Laura, wife, mother of three, non-threatening, helpful, and always in control. She cares. You have no idea h...

    5+++ Wonderful Stars Wow, such an amazing story! I loved LOVED it! It was my second read by this author but as my previous read by him wasn?t that good, this one compensated it! This book took me out of my comfort zone (pushed me so hard) and let me tell you this one was an uncomf...

    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....

    EXCERPT: I listened with blissful satisfaction right until her final breath. That's the one sound that matters to me above all others. . . that one precious moment when someone breathes their last, then slips away. People in pain, like Chantelle, place themselves in my hands because I ...

    This book is so dark and devious I had to follow it up with a much lighter read when I finished. It's not really graphic, so don't worry about that - it just takes you deep inside some twisted brains, and just when you think you know what's going to happen next, you're dead wrong. ...

    Author John Marrs tied my stomach into knots with a sordid tale of deception from those we instill a great deal of trust. The storyline had several well-placed characters but trickled down for the most part to two. They were well-drawn. The heading of the chapters were a time-saver by ...

    HOT DAMN!!! What a deliciously devious little novel this is. John Marrs has created a wicked villain in Laura. She is absolutely awful but you will love to hate her. I was completely gripped from beginning to end. Laura works at the End of the Line call center where you're a fri...

  • Alan Cotterell
    Mar 16, 2018

    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpress.com/ This is my first read from John Marrs. After reading the description, I realized that this was probably going to be an intense read. Oh and I was right, it was definitely intense. It was also very dark...

    Laura is a mom, she is a wife, she has a 'picture perfect' life...she also works at End of the Line. End of the Line is a phone center for people that have reached the end of hope. They have no good days (that they can see). You would think this would make Laura a good woman wouldn't ...

    Oohh what a dark and oftentimes uncomfortable read this one was, but I really do love to be pushed to my limits while reading and I always appreciate reading about a new, fresh subject and The Good Samaritan most definitely provides all of the above. It?s also disturbing, dark and fi...

    Contemplating ending your life? Call "The End of the Line" hotline. They are there to listen, to be supportive, to be understanding, to be nonjudgmental. They have sympathetic volunteers whose jobs are not to talk you out of suicide, but to listen, to let you know you have options. But...

    There is a suicide hotline called End of the Line, and you'll know when you've reached it. The volunteers who man the lines are there to listen. One of the volunteers is Laura, wife, mother of three, non-threatening, helpful, and always in control. She cares. You have no idea h...

    5+++ Wonderful Stars Wow, such an amazing story! I loved LOVED it! It was my second read by this author but as my previous read by him wasn?t that good, this one compensated it! This book took me out of my comfort zone (pushed me so hard) and let me tell you this one was an uncomf...

    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....

    EXCERPT: I listened with blissful satisfaction right until her final breath. That's the one sound that matters to me above all others. . . that one precious moment when someone breathes their last, then slips away. People in pain, like Chantelle, place themselves in my hands because I ...

    This book is so dark and devious I had to follow it up with a much lighter read when I finished. It's not really graphic, so don't worry about that - it just takes you deep inside some twisted brains, and just when you think you know what's going to happen next, you're dead wrong. ...

    Author John Marrs tied my stomach into knots with a sordid tale of deception from those we instill a great deal of trust. The storyline had several well-placed characters but trickled down for the most part to two. They were well-drawn. The heading of the chapters were a time-saver by ...

    HOT DAMN!!! What a deliciously devious little novel this is. John Marrs has created a wicked villain in Laura. She is absolutely awful but you will love to hate her. I was completely gripped from beginning to end. Laura works at the End of the Line call center where you're a fri...

    5.5 ?When you?re not considered to be a threat, you can get away with much, much more.? I have one word to say about this book. BRILLIANT! I highly recommend The Good Samaritan for those who like unreliable narrators, unpredictable twists and a healthy amount of creepine...

    This is unquestionably one of the best books I have read this year ... and I am now the newest fan of John Marrs. Laura volunteers her time at the End Of The Line suicide line. She's there to listen, not to try to talk people out of committing suicide. The people who call are lookin...

    this book was beyond infuriating - im still angry just thinking about it. i had thought about putting this down multiple times but, for some reason, i just had to know what happened. silly me. there was a slight twist that i appreciated, but goodness me, i could not stand the main char...

    This is the 4th book I?ve read by John Marrs and those eagle eyed readers will notice that it?s the 3rd book I have a cameo part in and a lovely mention in the acknowledgements. I was asked to read this book months ago before the editing and proof readers had been through it, but I...

    I really like The One by John Marrs and was delighted to receive a copy of his book The Good Samaritan. Laura is a volunteer at a suicide helpline called End Of The Line. Laura desperately wants the help the callers who phone for reassurance but not in the way that you would expect. Th...

    Wow, what a chilling thriller! This book was very suspenseful and had me on the edge of my seat. I have to admit it was a tad disturbing since I have had to use the suicide crisis line in my past but it was still a highly enjoyable book. This book made me think and made the hairs on th...

    Laura works for End of the Line, a helpline for those experiencing emotional distress-- a place for them to be heard. But when Laura speaks to clients, her intentions, no matter how justified she believes them to be, are quite sinister. She has successfully assisted many individuals, ...

    My second read of John Marrs and my second 5 star review. There?s something about his writing and storytelling that I just love, even though this is a completely different subject matter than the first one I read - The One. Laura works for a volunteer suicide help line called End...

    Disappointed I was really looking forward to reading this, but for me, it didn't live up to expectations. I didn't connect with any of the characters, and couldn't really care what happened to them. Maybe I missed the point, but at almost any point in the book I could of walked a...

  • Nadia
    Oct 02, 2018

    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpress.com/ This is my first read from John Marrs. After reading the description, I realized that this was probably going to be an intense read. Oh and I was right, it was definitely intense. It was also very dark...

    Laura is a mom, she is a wife, she has a 'picture perfect' life...she also works at End of the Line. End of the Line is a phone center for people that have reached the end of hope. They have no good days (that they can see). You would think this would make Laura a good woman wouldn't ...

    Oohh what a dark and oftentimes uncomfortable read this one was, but I really do love to be pushed to my limits while reading and I always appreciate reading about a new, fresh subject and The Good Samaritan most definitely provides all of the above. It?s also disturbing, dark and fi...

    Contemplating ending your life? Call "The End of the Line" hotline. They are there to listen, to be supportive, to be understanding, to be nonjudgmental. They have sympathetic volunteers whose jobs are not to talk you out of suicide, but to listen, to let you know you have options. But...

    There is a suicide hotline called End of the Line, and you'll know when you've reached it. The volunteers who man the lines are there to listen. One of the volunteers is Laura, wife, mother of three, non-threatening, helpful, and always in control. She cares. You have no idea h...

    5+++ Wonderful Stars Wow, such an amazing story! I loved LOVED it! It was my second read by this author but as my previous read by him wasn?t that good, this one compensated it! This book took me out of my comfort zone (pushed me so hard) and let me tell you this one was an uncomf...

    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....

    EXCERPT: I listened with blissful satisfaction right until her final breath. That's the one sound that matters to me above all others. . . that one precious moment when someone breathes their last, then slips away. People in pain, like Chantelle, place themselves in my hands because I ...

    This book is so dark and devious I had to follow it up with a much lighter read when I finished. It's not really graphic, so don't worry about that - it just takes you deep inside some twisted brains, and just when you think you know what's going to happen next, you're dead wrong. ...

    Author John Marrs tied my stomach into knots with a sordid tale of deception from those we instill a great deal of trust. The storyline had several well-placed characters but trickled down for the most part to two. They were well-drawn. The heading of the chapters were a time-saver by ...

    HOT DAMN!!! What a deliciously devious little novel this is. John Marrs has created a wicked villain in Laura. She is absolutely awful but you will love to hate her. I was completely gripped from beginning to end. Laura works at the End of the Line call center where you're a fri...

    5.5 ?When you?re not considered to be a threat, you can get away with much, much more.? I have one word to say about this book. BRILLIANT! I highly recommend The Good Samaritan for those who like unreliable narrators, unpredictable twists and a healthy amount of creepine...

    This is unquestionably one of the best books I have read this year ... and I am now the newest fan of John Marrs. Laura volunteers her time at the End Of The Line suicide line. She's there to listen, not to try to talk people out of committing suicide. The people who call are lookin...

    this book was beyond infuriating - im still angry just thinking about it. i had thought about putting this down multiple times but, for some reason, i just had to know what happened. silly me. there was a slight twist that i appreciated, but goodness me, i could not stand the main char...

    This is the 4th book I?ve read by John Marrs and those eagle eyed readers will notice that it?s the 3rd book I have a cameo part in and a lovely mention in the acknowledgements. I was asked to read this book months ago before the editing and proof readers had been through it, but I...

    I really like The One by John Marrs and was delighted to receive a copy of his book The Good Samaritan. Laura is a volunteer at a suicide helpline called End Of The Line. Laura desperately wants the help the callers who phone for reassurance but not in the way that you would expect. Th...

    Wow, what a chilling thriller! This book was very suspenseful and had me on the edge of my seat. I have to admit it was a tad disturbing since I have had to use the suicide crisis line in my past but it was still a highly enjoyable book. This book made me think and made the hairs on th...

    Laura works for End of the Line, a helpline for those experiencing emotional distress-- a place for them to be heard. But when Laura speaks to clients, her intentions, no matter how justified she believes them to be, are quite sinister. She has successfully assisted many individuals, ...

    My second read of John Marrs and my second 5 star review. There?s something about his writing and storytelling that I just love, even though this is a completely different subject matter than the first one I read - The One. Laura works for a volunteer suicide help line called End...

    Disappointed I was really looking forward to reading this, but for me, it didn't live up to expectations. I didn't connect with any of the characters, and couldn't really care what happened to them. Maybe I missed the point, but at almost any point in the book I could of walked a...

    4.5 stars! The Good Samaritan is easily one of the darkest and most disturbing books I've read in a long time. After being unable to put down John Marrs's uniquely suspensefulThe One, I knew I wanted more of his writing in my life.The Good Samaritan is a vastly different novel and ...

    I absolutely loved John Marrs last book The One so I had high hopes for his latest offering The Good Samaritan. Oh my what a seriously twisted and original psychological thriller The Good Samaritan turned out to be. The title alone wrong-foots you, if you were thinking you were going t...

    Holy crap, this besauch is 50 shades of nuts and it's fabulous. So wrong and so, so, great! ...

    Trigger warning: Suicide "I will save them from themselves. That is what I am: a saviour of lost souls." If you are looking psychological thriller, something really dark, controversial, well written and uncomfortably captivating, this is definitely the book for you. This will be a bo...

    I enjoyed ?The Good Samaritan? by John Marrs for two reasons. First, I liked that the protagonist is a villain. It?s a nice and surprising deviation from the traditional hero/villain dichotomy. I hated Laura though (in the best way). She is a well developed character, and Marrs m...

    Lemme start this review off with THE BIGGEST TRIGGER WARNING EVER ? ???????? If you or a loved one has considered or completed suicide, DO NOT read this book. Really. Like, not even the first chapter. It?s not a light TW, this is a full-throated TW. Just don?t....

    This book is a page turner. However, please be warned that this is quite a dark read and is really disturbing in places! I said out loud 'Are you serious?!' a number of times - my husband can verify this - while reading about Laura's manipulative actions. The ending left me a bit dis...

  • The Book Review Café
    Oct 11, 2017

    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpress.com/ This is my first read from John Marrs. After reading the description, I realized that this was probably going to be an intense read. Oh and I was right, it was definitely intense. It was also very dark...

    Laura is a mom, she is a wife, she has a 'picture perfect' life...she also works at End of the Line. End of the Line is a phone center for people that have reached the end of hope. They have no good days (that they can see). You would think this would make Laura a good woman wouldn't ...

    Oohh what a dark and oftentimes uncomfortable read this one was, but I really do love to be pushed to my limits while reading and I always appreciate reading about a new, fresh subject and The Good Samaritan most definitely provides all of the above. It?s also disturbing, dark and fi...

    Contemplating ending your life? Call "The End of the Line" hotline. They are there to listen, to be supportive, to be understanding, to be nonjudgmental. They have sympathetic volunteers whose jobs are not to talk you out of suicide, but to listen, to let you know you have options. But...

    There is a suicide hotline called End of the Line, and you'll know when you've reached it. The volunteers who man the lines are there to listen. One of the volunteers is Laura, wife, mother of three, non-threatening, helpful, and always in control. She cares. You have no idea h...

    5+++ Wonderful Stars Wow, such an amazing story! I loved LOVED it! It was my second read by this author but as my previous read by him wasn?t that good, this one compensated it! This book took me out of my comfort zone (pushed me so hard) and let me tell you this one was an uncomf...

    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....

    EXCERPT: I listened with blissful satisfaction right until her final breath. That's the one sound that matters to me above all others. . . that one precious moment when someone breathes their last, then slips away. People in pain, like Chantelle, place themselves in my hands because I ...

    This book is so dark and devious I had to follow it up with a much lighter read when I finished. It's not really graphic, so don't worry about that - it just takes you deep inside some twisted brains, and just when you think you know what's going to happen next, you're dead wrong. ...

    Author John Marrs tied my stomach into knots with a sordid tale of deception from those we instill a great deal of trust. The storyline had several well-placed characters but trickled down for the most part to two. They were well-drawn. The heading of the chapters were a time-saver by ...

    HOT DAMN!!! What a deliciously devious little novel this is. John Marrs has created a wicked villain in Laura. She is absolutely awful but you will love to hate her. I was completely gripped from beginning to end. Laura works at the End of the Line call center where you're a fri...

    5.5 ?When you?re not considered to be a threat, you can get away with much, much more.? I have one word to say about this book. BRILLIANT! I highly recommend The Good Samaritan for those who like unreliable narrators, unpredictable twists and a healthy amount of creepine...

    This is unquestionably one of the best books I have read this year ... and I am now the newest fan of John Marrs. Laura volunteers her time at the End Of The Line suicide line. She's there to listen, not to try to talk people out of committing suicide. The people who call are lookin...

    this book was beyond infuriating - im still angry just thinking about it. i had thought about putting this down multiple times but, for some reason, i just had to know what happened. silly me. there was a slight twist that i appreciated, but goodness me, i could not stand the main char...

    This is the 4th book I?ve read by John Marrs and those eagle eyed readers will notice that it?s the 3rd book I have a cameo part in and a lovely mention in the acknowledgements. I was asked to read this book months ago before the editing and proof readers had been through it, but I...

    I really like The One by John Marrs and was delighted to receive a copy of his book The Good Samaritan. Laura is a volunteer at a suicide helpline called End Of The Line. Laura desperately wants the help the callers who phone for reassurance but not in the way that you would expect. Th...

    Wow, what a chilling thriller! This book was very suspenseful and had me on the edge of my seat. I have to admit it was a tad disturbing since I have had to use the suicide crisis line in my past but it was still a highly enjoyable book. This book made me think and made the hairs on th...

    Laura works for End of the Line, a helpline for those experiencing emotional distress-- a place for them to be heard. But when Laura speaks to clients, her intentions, no matter how justified she believes them to be, are quite sinister. She has successfully assisted many individuals, ...

    My second read of John Marrs and my second 5 star review. There?s something about his writing and storytelling that I just love, even though this is a completely different subject matter than the first one I read - The One. Laura works for a volunteer suicide help line called End...

    Disappointed I was really looking forward to reading this, but for me, it didn't live up to expectations. I didn't connect with any of the characters, and couldn't really care what happened to them. Maybe I missed the point, but at almost any point in the book I could of walked a...

    4.5 stars! The Good Samaritan is easily one of the darkest and most disturbing books I've read in a long time. After being unable to put down John Marrs's uniquely suspensefulThe One, I knew I wanted more of his writing in my life.The Good Samaritan is a vastly different novel and ...

    I absolutely loved John Marrs last book The One so I had high hopes for his latest offering The Good Samaritan. Oh my what a seriously twisted and original psychological thriller The Good Samaritan turned out to be. The title alone wrong-foots you, if you were thinking you were going t...

  • Pauline
    Mar 31, 2018

    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpress.com/ This is my first read from John Marrs. After reading the description, I realized that this was probably going to be an intense read. Oh and I was right, it was definitely intense. It was also very dark...

    Laura is a mom, she is a wife, she has a 'picture perfect' life...she also works at End of the Line. End of the Line is a phone center for people that have reached the end of hope. They have no good days (that they can see). You would think this would make Laura a good woman wouldn't ...

    Oohh what a dark and oftentimes uncomfortable read this one was, but I really do love to be pushed to my limits while reading and I always appreciate reading about a new, fresh subject and The Good Samaritan most definitely provides all of the above. It?s also disturbing, dark and fi...

    Contemplating ending your life? Call "The End of the Line" hotline. They are there to listen, to be supportive, to be understanding, to be nonjudgmental. They have sympathetic volunteers whose jobs are not to talk you out of suicide, but to listen, to let you know you have options. But...

    There is a suicide hotline called End of the Line, and you'll know when you've reached it. The volunteers who man the lines are there to listen. One of the volunteers is Laura, wife, mother of three, non-threatening, helpful, and always in control. She cares. You have no idea h...

    5+++ Wonderful Stars Wow, such an amazing story! I loved LOVED it! It was my second read by this author but as my previous read by him wasn?t that good, this one compensated it! This book took me out of my comfort zone (pushed me so hard) and let me tell you this one was an uncomf...

    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....

    EXCERPT: I listened with blissful satisfaction right until her final breath. That's the one sound that matters to me above all others. . . that one precious moment when someone breathes their last, then slips away. People in pain, like Chantelle, place themselves in my hands because I ...

    This book is so dark and devious I had to follow it up with a much lighter read when I finished. It's not really graphic, so don't worry about that - it just takes you deep inside some twisted brains, and just when you think you know what's going to happen next, you're dead wrong. ...

    Author John Marrs tied my stomach into knots with a sordid tale of deception from those we instill a great deal of trust. The storyline had several well-placed characters but trickled down for the most part to two. They were well-drawn. The heading of the chapters were a time-saver by ...

    HOT DAMN!!! What a deliciously devious little novel this is. John Marrs has created a wicked villain in Laura. She is absolutely awful but you will love to hate her. I was completely gripped from beginning to end. Laura works at the End of the Line call center where you're a fri...

    5.5 ?When you?re not considered to be a threat, you can get away with much, much more.? I have one word to say about this book. BRILLIANT! I highly recommend The Good Samaritan for those who like unreliable narrators, unpredictable twists and a healthy amount of creepine...

    This is unquestionably one of the best books I have read this year ... and I am now the newest fan of John Marrs. Laura volunteers her time at the End Of The Line suicide line. She's there to listen, not to try to talk people out of committing suicide. The people who call are lookin...

    this book was beyond infuriating - im still angry just thinking about it. i had thought about putting this down multiple times but, for some reason, i just had to know what happened. silly me. there was a slight twist that i appreciated, but goodness me, i could not stand the main char...

    This is the 4th book I?ve read by John Marrs and those eagle eyed readers will notice that it?s the 3rd book I have a cameo part in and a lovely mention in the acknowledgements. I was asked to read this book months ago before the editing and proof readers had been through it, but I...

    I really like The One by John Marrs and was delighted to receive a copy of his book The Good Samaritan. Laura is a volunteer at a suicide helpline called End Of The Line. Laura desperately wants the help the callers who phone for reassurance but not in the way that you would expect. Th...

  • ☆Dani☆ ☆Touch My Spine Book Reviews☆
    Jan 16, 2018

    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpress.com/ This is my first read from John Marrs. After reading the description, I realized that this was probably going to be an intense read. Oh and I was right, it was definitely intense. It was also very dark...

    Laura is a mom, she is a wife, she has a 'picture perfect' life...she also works at End of the Line. End of the Line is a phone center for people that have reached the end of hope. They have no good days (that they can see). You would think this would make Laura a good woman wouldn't ...

    Oohh what a dark and oftentimes uncomfortable read this one was, but I really do love to be pushed to my limits while reading and I always appreciate reading about a new, fresh subject and The Good Samaritan most definitely provides all of the above. It?s also disturbing, dark and fi...

    Contemplating ending your life? Call "The End of the Line" hotline. They are there to listen, to be supportive, to be understanding, to be nonjudgmental. They have sympathetic volunteers whose jobs are not to talk you out of suicide, but to listen, to let you know you have options. But...

    There is a suicide hotline called End of the Line, and you'll know when you've reached it. The volunteers who man the lines are there to listen. One of the volunteers is Laura, wife, mother of three, non-threatening, helpful, and always in control. She cares. You have no idea h...

    5+++ Wonderful Stars Wow, such an amazing story! I loved LOVED it! It was my second read by this author but as my previous read by him wasn?t that good, this one compensated it! This book took me out of my comfort zone (pushed me so hard) and let me tell you this one was an uncomf...

    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....

    EXCERPT: I listened with blissful satisfaction right until her final breath. That's the one sound that matters to me above all others. . . that one precious moment when someone breathes their last, then slips away. People in pain, like Chantelle, place themselves in my hands because I ...

    This book is so dark and devious I had to follow it up with a much lighter read when I finished. It's not really graphic, so don't worry about that - it just takes you deep inside some twisted brains, and just when you think you know what's going to happen next, you're dead wrong. ...

    Author John Marrs tied my stomach into knots with a sordid tale of deception from those we instill a great deal of trust. The storyline had several well-placed characters but trickled down for the most part to two. They were well-drawn. The heading of the chapters were a time-saver by ...

    HOT DAMN!!! What a deliciously devious little novel this is. John Marrs has created a wicked villain in Laura. She is absolutely awful but you will love to hate her. I was completely gripped from beginning to end. Laura works at the End of the Line call center where you're a fri...

    5.5 ?When you?re not considered to be a threat, you can get away with much, much more.? I have one word to say about this book. BRILLIANT! I highly recommend The Good Samaritan for those who like unreliable narrators, unpredictable twists and a healthy amount of creepine...

    This is unquestionably one of the best books I have read this year ... and I am now the newest fan of John Marrs. Laura volunteers her time at the End Of The Line suicide line. She's there to listen, not to try to talk people out of committing suicide. The people who call are lookin...

    this book was beyond infuriating - im still angry just thinking about it. i had thought about putting this down multiple times but, for some reason, i just had to know what happened. silly me. there was a slight twist that i appreciated, but goodness me, i could not stand the main char...

    This is the 4th book I?ve read by John Marrs and those eagle eyed readers will notice that it?s the 3rd book I have a cameo part in and a lovely mention in the acknowledgements. I was asked to read this book months ago before the editing and proof readers had been through it, but I...

    I really like The One by John Marrs and was delighted to receive a copy of his book The Good Samaritan. Laura is a volunteer at a suicide helpline called End Of The Line. Laura desperately wants the help the callers who phone for reassurance but not in the way that you would expect. Th...

    Wow, what a chilling thriller! This book was very suspenseful and had me on the edge of my seat. I have to admit it was a tad disturbing since I have had to use the suicide crisis line in my past but it was still a highly enjoyable book. This book made me think and made the hairs on th...

  • Paul Falk
    Mar 10, 2018

    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpress.com/ This is my first read from John Marrs. After reading the description, I realized that this was probably going to be an intense read. Oh and I was right, it was definitely intense. It was also very dark...

    Laura is a mom, she is a wife, she has a 'picture perfect' life...she also works at End of the Line. End of the Line is a phone center for people that have reached the end of hope. They have no good days (that they can see). You would think this would make Laura a good woman wouldn't ...

    Oohh what a dark and oftentimes uncomfortable read this one was, but I really do love to be pushed to my limits while reading and I always appreciate reading about a new, fresh subject and The Good Samaritan most definitely provides all of the above. It?s also disturbing, dark and fi...

    Contemplating ending your life? Call "The End of the Line" hotline. They are there to listen, to be supportive, to be understanding, to be nonjudgmental. They have sympathetic volunteers whose jobs are not to talk you out of suicide, but to listen, to let you know you have options. But...

    There is a suicide hotline called End of the Line, and you'll know when you've reached it. The volunteers who man the lines are there to listen. One of the volunteers is Laura, wife, mother of three, non-threatening, helpful, and always in control. She cares. You have no idea h...

    5+++ Wonderful Stars Wow, such an amazing story! I loved LOVED it! It was my second read by this author but as my previous read by him wasn?t that good, this one compensated it! This book took me out of my comfort zone (pushed me so hard) and let me tell you this one was an uncomf...

    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....

    EXCERPT: I listened with blissful satisfaction right until her final breath. That's the one sound that matters to me above all others. . . that one precious moment when someone breathes their last, then slips away. People in pain, like Chantelle, place themselves in my hands because I ...

    This book is so dark and devious I had to follow it up with a much lighter read when I finished. It's not really graphic, so don't worry about that - it just takes you deep inside some twisted brains, and just when you think you know what's going to happen next, you're dead wrong. ...

    Author John Marrs tied my stomach into knots with a sordid tale of deception from those we instill a great deal of trust. The storyline had several well-placed characters but trickled down for the most part to two. They were well-drawn. The heading of the chapters were a time-saver by ...