The Good Samaritan by John Marrs
Clues to describe this book: Grief, Mental Illnesses and Disorders, Manipulation, Lies, Obsession
Review: I selected The Good Samaritan for my November selection on Amazon Kindle First. This was the first book I read from John Marrs and he quickly became one of my favorite authors. I typically don’t read thrillers, but omg this was so freaking good! It’s the best thriller I read this year and I could not put it down. The plot is intensely dark and distributing, but extremely captivating – this is not for the light-hearted. John Marrs excels in his dual narrative alternating from Laura, a volunteer at the suicide hotline, to Ryan, the husband of a woman who killed herself and has his suspicions about Laura. The characters in this novel are extremely complex and the way that the author is able to get in each of the character’s mindsets is insane, especially with how sick and twisted some of them are. Without giving too much away, the first part of the story sets up the ground work which engrosses you from page one. But as you head half way through the book, that’s when I could not put my kindle down and ended up pulling almost an all-nighter finishing this hauntingly distributing and sometimes uncomfortable thriller. The author threw a bunch of curve balls in novel leaving me speechless in the end. It is definitely one of those books where after you’re done reading, you’ll mull over the storyline the next day. I highly recommend this book if you are a fan of thrillers or stories filled with manipulation, lies, secrets, and obsessions. The Good Samaritan comes out tomorrow. Pick up a copy – you will be glad that you did!