Good Samaritans – Will Carver
Well now here is a new literary name for me and Will Carver’s latest novel Good Samaritans really has left its mark in more ways than I can express here.
Meet Seth Beauman, he really has trouble sleeping and he spends his long sleepless nights randomly calling strangers, for what purpose you might ask. Without trying to give and real spoilers away Will Carver has created a small cast in this dark and sexy novel that will keep you up in the night.
First up we meet Hadley Serf a woman who is deeply troubled and very suicidal. Feeling like the walls around her are closing in and totally un-noticed in life. She is desperate. She decides the only way is the Samaritans and ends up in speaking with Seth who actually is not a Samaritan and their telephone conversations take place after Seth’s wife (Maeve) goes to bed. Soon both Seth and Hadley start to meet face to face.
Meave is all too aware of what her husband is up to late at night and actually gets something from this. There is in this story an actual Samaritan and this is Ant and he is still trying to recover from the loss of his best friend who was killed while touring Australia.
In the story we also meet Detective Sergeant Pace who has the grizzly task of trying to find a serial killer of young women. But this killer has a gruesome trademark. Once he kills the women he then bleaches them to leave no trace and buries them knowing one day very soon some poor unsuspecting sole will find the body. For DS Pace he too has a past and what does Meave find so fascinating about him? What is their relationship?
This is a really compelling and gripping read that gets your attention in many ways from the relationships between the characters and then the murders to bottles of bleach. There is also sex thrown in and I don’t just mean a little hanky panky here, I am talking hot and steamy and at times rampant. This is a thriller that is somewhat comical but will also get your pulse racing. The book seems to gather pace as go get further into the storyline. Will Carver you have written one hell of a thriller with more twists and turns than you can keep up with. *BRILLIANT*
Thank you to Karen Sullivan for the review copy of Good Samaritans by Will Carver
Good Samaritans by Will Carver was published by Orenda Books and was published on 15th November 2018 and is available through Waterstones, Amazon and through your local independent bookshop.