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Dark, sexy, dangerous and wildly listenable, Good Samaritans marks the scorching return of one of crime fiction’s most exceptional voices.  

One crossed wire, three dead bodies and six bottles of bleach.  

Seth Beauman can’t sleep. He stays up late, calling strangers from his phone book, 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 daytime meet-ups. And then this dysfunctional love story turns into something altogether darker when Seth brings Hadley home.... And someone is watching....

©2018 Will Carver (P)2018 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd

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Seductive crime novel with a twist

I loved this book so much. It was was different to the typical crime genre and had me hooked from the first sentence. A little sexy and naughty but also so intriguing with a few twists to keep you on your toes. Narration was the cherry on top!

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‘Try hard’ book

I can’t believe I stuck with it until the end - considering the end was a predictable and ‘blah’ as I’d suspected it would be. I don’t usually write many reviews, but I have to save somebody else from wasting their time. The sheer number of chapters is infuriating as the narrator has to give each one (when you get to chapter 150, it’s simply unbearable.) Cringe worthy and utterly pointless sex scenes and a very predictable, safe plot.

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Too long and an over reliance on sex

The pace is fairly slow and relies heavily on graphic descriptions of sex which don’t add much to the basic dtory

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Dark and highly entertaining

Dark and gruesome, though thoroughly enjoyable with a few nice twists. Recommended, not for the squeamish though!

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Yawn

Predictable. Tried to hard to be interesting and different with the first person narrative for every character. Wish the detective had a bigger more intelligent role.

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Shockingly brilliant

Okay, when I tell you that the twists in the middle and at the end made my soul leave my body…
This book is so wild and such an original concept it will leave you a shell of your former self.
Each character is so fully realised and intricately described that you feel as though you know and understand each one. The only very minor criticism is that the detective character could have been a larger part of the story and more astute.. he obviously has a back story so I hope to learn more about him in future books.
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A PLEASANT SURPRISE

I had just finished a longish book and decided to read one from my unread collection in my Library. Reviews were not to exciting and I initially began listening thinking I was in for a disappointment. How wrong I was. The Good Samaritans kept me enthralled right from the start. It’s written brilliantly in the First Person of around six characters. I finished it all to soon in just a few days as I had to keep coming back to see what happens next. Possibly the sex narrations might have been overdone, over explicit a little unnecessary but did fit in with the story. Well done Will Carver I was pleasantly surprised very enjoyable.

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Stick with it

Slow to start, took a while to care about these characters and understand their drives, but half way through wow the twists started coming and didn’t stop. Really enjoyed the end and where this story ended up.

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Not terrible...

This book it's self wasn't too bad, but I did find myself getting confused as to who was who. The narrator didn't really have the knack to change voices for each character.
Hoping book 2 will be better

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Not what I expected but loved it.

Narration by Ciaran Saward was excellent. Will's story telling was fantastic. His life and human observations were so on point. I really, really, really loved his style of writing so much so I have bought the next book in the Dective Sargent Pace series. A big thumbs up from me and highly recommended.

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  • Altoswan
  • 07-08-2021

Will Carver is my new favorite! Loved this book.

Twisted, poetic, funny....sometimes. My favorite audible purchase so far this year.
I'll be adding more Will Carver books to my library for sure.

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  • 04-12-2018

Now, how can I put this?

Great narration of an intriguing story with plenty of twists.

One or two reviews have made mention of the graphic content - I naively thought they were referring to gruesome deaths or injuries,which I'm fairly comfortable with, being a strong-stomached aficionado of crime fiction. Deaths and injuries do feature, but the frequent description of sexual arousal and response was frankly tiresome in my opinion. The story would have been just as strong without them, and I wondered whether the author was aiming for some sort of psycho crime/soft porn mashup to double his potential readership?

Having said that, I did listen to then end. Probably won't be seeking out Will Carver's works again, though.

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  • Emily Milner
  • 26-11-2018

Whoa!!!

This book isn’t for the faint hearted as it’s very graphic. However I couldn’t stop listening and was hooked as the story unravels. Really well written and amazing twists!

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  • Timi
  • 23-11-2018

Gruesome but awesome

Well, I will never look at household cleaning products the same way again, that’s for sure!
This book is mind-bogglingly dark and gruesome yet equally captivating and entertaining. I was curious, shocked, disgusted and absorbed; I smiled and blushed to mention just some of the emotions this story made me feel. It was gripping from start to finish and I ended up listening to the whole audiobook in one day.
I highly recommend Good Samaritans to everyone who enjoy their stories dark, twisted and infused with a sprinkle of humour.

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  • Jj
  • 22-11-2018

Good Samaritan

This book was recommended to me. I'm so pleased i checked it out sad I've finished it in a few days think I sat in the car longer after I'd parked up just to hear what happens next. We'll written well read and bloody good twists

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  • MR A Lovejoy
  • 14-11-2019

Very, very good

Loved this book, amazing suspense that keeps you guessing all the way through. Excellent listen.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-01-2022

short chapters ruined it

unfortunately most chapters never lasted anymore than a couple of minutes it is completely ruined. just constant breaks in chapters which I found extremely irritating. because you switch to a narrative for a different character with each chapter as well I could never get into it or ot never had any flow. also the chances of the phone connections happening are pretty much zero and extremely unrealistic

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  • Marion G.
  • 25-04-2021

Absolutely loved it

Fabulous novel I will keep for another time and recommend to friends and family - although there is substantial sexual content (a bit too much sometimes) it is pertinent to this dark, twisty tale but completely unsuitable for younger minds. Concentration is essential as there are multiple complex characters that all play their part and would be easy to become more than a little lost. Narration is spot on and as that is almost as important to me as is the story, I was a happy listener.

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  • Mark
  • 14-11-2020

Sick, Twisted and Very Addictive

In a crowded genre this is a fresh voice that definitely needs to be heard if you are a fan of sexually graphic and gruesomely intense thrills. It definitely tips its hat to 'American Psycho' and other such nihilist killer thrillers but in a particularly English way.
I started the next Will Carver novel ('Nothing Important Happened Today') straight afterwards and the theme of cult suicides seems by contrast, like light relief!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 30-07-2019

Well written and incredibly narrated!

This was a gripping book to listen to and the narrators voices made it all the better!

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  • nick crooks
  • 04-02-2019

Thoroughly original and engaging

I literally couldn’t stop listening to this audio book. Engaging, funny and dark from the offset.
I can’t believe this hasn’t been made into a tv drama yet!

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