Good Samaritans by Will Carver ** Blog Tour Review & Giveaway**
I am delighted to feature Will Carver's latest crime thriller, Good Samaritans on the blog today. There is also the chance to win a paperback copy of the book. Details on how to enter the Giveaway are at the foot of this post. (UK only)
Get ready for an exceptionally plotted, disturbing and high-concept thriller that sees the scorching return of international bestselling author Will Carver.
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.
This is one of those twisty dark novels which you almost read through outstretched fingers. The characters are beyond devious and it has to take the prize for being the most unnerving book I have read this year! It is an extremely well plotted story which is told through the shifting perceptions of Seth, Maeve and Ant. You also get to hear the thoughts of one of the victims, right up to the bitter end.
For the first half of the novel, you are not sure quite how the story is going to develop. Then, with a jolt, you really begin to understand just what is going on. It is truly shocking. What is more, there are more surprises to come and I certainly did not foretell the ending. Although it has a deviant feel about it, there are moments of sheer black comedy and Maeve's logic is a real highpoint. With sex and violence in spades, this will really appeal to those who like their thrillers to be dark, dark, dark!
In short: A dark and devious thriller with some unforgettable characters.
About the Author
THE AUTHOR 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.
Book links: Amazon UK
Thanks to Will Carver, Karen Sullivan and Anne Cater of Orenda Books for a copy of the book and a place on the tour.
Be sure to check out the rest of this tour!
Giveaway (UK only)
To win a paperback copy of Good Samaritans, just Follow and Retweet the pinned Tweet at @bookslifethings. Closing Date is 4th December 2018 and there is one winner.
*Terms and Conditions – UK only. The winner will be selected at random via Tweetdraw from all valid entries and will be notified by Twitter and/or email. If no response is received within 7 days then I reserve the right to select an alternative winner. Open to all entrants aged 18 or over. Any personal data given as part of the competition entry is used for this purpose only and will not be shared with third parties, with the exception of the winners’ information. This will passed to the giveaway organiser and used only for fulfilment of the prize. I am not responsible for despatch or delivery of the prize.