Publication date: 15 November, 2018
Publisher: Orenda Books
One crossed wire, three dead bodies and six bottles of bleach
Seth Beauman can’t sleep. He stays up late, calling strangers from his
phonebook, hoping to make a connection, while his wife, Maeve, sleeps
upstairs. A crossed wire finds a suicidal Hadley Serf on the phone to Seth, thinking she is talking to The Samaritans.
But a seemingly harmless, late-night hobby turns into something more
for Seth and for Hadley, and soon their late-night talks are turning into
day-time meet-ups. And then this dysfunctional love story turns into
something altogether darker, when Seth brings Hadley home…
And someone is watching…
Dark, sexy, dangerous and wildly readable, Good Samaritans marks the
scorching return of one of crime fiction’s most exceptional voices.
Will Carver is the international bestselling author of the January
David series (Arrow). He spent his early years in Germany, but
returned to the UK at age 11, when his sporting career took off. He
turned down a professional rugby contract to study theatre and
television at King Alfred’s, Winchester, where he set up a successful theatre company.
He currently runs his own fitness and nutrition company, while
working on his next thriller. He lives in Reading with his two children.
Reasons to buy this book on Thursday:
Good Samaritans by Will Carver is a deeply intellectual thriller which considers how the lives of different people can cross and result in three women’s deaths. Carver looks into domestic noir in the cruelest ways and understands the basic needs of the human psyche, which makes excellent reading. Even if you are not as sad and lonely as Seth, as suicidal as Hadley, or with as deep-rooted psychological problems as the other characters, you can see a bit of yourself in each one. That touch of loneliness everybody has felt at some point when they have just wanted somebody to talk to is Seth; those moments of not feeling good enough and wondering if you’re burdening somebody else’s existence is Hadley, and this ensures that Good Samaritans is enjoyable, if a bit uncomfortable to read. I would recommend this book to people who love stories involving psychological torment, serial killers and a lot of tension building. Thank you to Orenda Books and Anne Cater for organising this blog tour!