Shes a friendly voice on the phone. But can you trust her?The people who call End of the Line need hope. They need reassurance that life is worth living. But some are unlucky enough to get through to Laura. Laura doesnt want them to hope. She wants them to die.Laura hasnt had it easy: shes survived sickness and a difficult marriage only to find herself heading for forty, uns...
|Title||:||The Good Samaritan|
|Number of Pages||:||390 pages|
The Good Samaritan Reviews
Laura is a mom, she is a wife, she has a 'picture perfect' life...she also works at End of the Line. End of the Line is a phone center for people that have reached the end of hope. They have no good days (that they can see).
You would think this would make Laura a good woman wouldn't you?
You would be wrong. Because Laura is a batshit crazy woman.
She uses her job at End of the Line to find her special people, the ones that have no will to go on. Then she talks them into killing themselves with he ...more
This book almost got the best of me. I started it and couldn't get into it. Tried again, and nope. I actually had to come on here twice to see what everyone thought and most loved this book. So I knew I would too but had to have it grab me. At 30% it did just that. Once it grabs you, you need to finish. I love crazy and this book delivers crazy.
I have read all the books by John Marrs and my favorite is still A Thousand small explosions. Now it's called The One. A must read if you like crazy too ...more
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This is my first read from John Marrs. After reading the description, I realized that this was probably going to be an intense read. Oh and I was right, it was definitely intense. It was also very dark and disturbing….and extremely hard to put down.
"Good afternoon, you've reached the End of the Line, this is Laura speaking. May I ask your name?"
She has a friendly voice and it sounds like she really cares. You can tr ...more
This is the 4th book I’ve read by John Marrs and those eagle eyed readers will notice that it’s the 3rd book I have a cameo part in and a lovely mention in the acknowledgements. I was asked to read this book months ago before the editing and proof readers had been through it, but I declined because if I’m honest I love John’s stories so much I wanted to wait for the final version and enjoy it like any other reader would.
Boy am I glad I waited. The Good Samaritan has all the trademarks of a “Marr ...more
Lemme start this review off with THE BIGGEST TRIGGER WARNING EVER ⚠ ⚠⚠⚠⚠⚠⚠⚠⚠
If you or a loved one has considered or completed suicide, DO NOT read this book. Really. Like, not even the first chapter. It’s not a light TW, this is a full-throated TW. Just don’t.
That being said, if suicide is not a trigger for you... this book is horrifyingly good. How shall I describe it?
At the very beginning, It’s like a thriller from the POV of the bad guy. Which is AWESOME.
And then it turns into a tale of rev ...more
Oohh what a dark and oftentimes uncomfortable read this one was, but I really do love to be pushed to my limits while reading and I always appreciate reading about a new, fresh subject and The Good Samaritan most definitely provides all of the above. It’s also disturbing, dark and filled with characters that you will alternate between hating and even sympathizing with, but they are all highly complex and incredibly well drawn making for a truly enthralling read.
This is told via dual narratives, ...more
Contemplating ending your life? Call "The End of the Line" hotline. They are there to listen, to be supportive, to be understanding, to be nonjudgmental. They have sympathetic volunteers whose jobs are not to talk you out of suicide, but to listen, to let you know you have options. But what happens when the kind, sympathetic, caring person on the other end has ulterior motives?
Laura loves the work she does at "The end of the line". This is where she shines. She is made for this. Oh, how she lov ...more
What a deliciously devious little novel this is. John Marrs has created a wicked villain in Laura. She is absolutely awful but you will love to hate her. I was completely gripped from beginning to end.
Laura works at the End of the Line call center where you're a friendly voice and comforting shoulder to potential suicide victims. Unbeknownst to all around her but this is where she gets her kicks by convincing people that they are not worthy of life and essentially assisting them in t ...more