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Good Samaritan
Good Samaritan | John Marrs
She's 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 doesn't want them to hope. She wants them to die.Laura hasn't had it easy: she's survived sickness and a difficult marriage only to find herself heading for forty, unsettled and angry. She doesn't love talking to people worse off than she is. She craves it.But now someone's on to her--Ryan, whose world falls apart when his pregnant wife ends her life, hand in hand with a stranger. Who was this man, and why did they choose to die together?The sinister truth is within Ryan's grasp, but he has no idea of the desperate lengths Laura will go to...Because the best thing about being a Good Samaritan is that you can get away with murder.
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Gulfskye
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This book was crazy pants! In all honesty, I started to stop several times but I am so glad I got through the parts making me uncomfortable and just enjoyed the trip to Crazyville! I listened to the book and the audio version was very good.

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MeganTurner
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This had me on the edge of my seat. Really good read and I couldn‘t put it down!

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RadicalReader
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Wanted to immensely enjoy the riveting sounding novel because I‘ve enjoyed The One but this one seemed to drone on and on and not have the suspense I had been anticipating. Started off well but fell in the middle. #TheGoodSamaritan #JohnMarrs #Fiction

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RadicalReader
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Can‘t wait to finish this novel I know it‘ll be just as amazing and astounding as the previous John Marrs Book I‘ve read which was The One and it certainly was The One book I have ever praised so highly because it is that phenomenal looking forward to The Good Samaritan #JohnMarrs #TheGoodSamaritan

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RadicalReader
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It was like Stockholm syndrome, only I‘d developed a psychological alliance with someone who wasn‘t even holding me captive. #thriller #suspense #JohnMarrs

RaimeyGallant Interesting. 1y
RadicalReader @RaimeyGallant it is absolutely an interesting novel and I throughly am enjoying it. I recommend you checking out his other novel 1y
RaimeyGallant Added! 1y
RadicalReader @RaimeyGallant glad I could help you expand and extend the knowledge and radical recommendation of a riveting read to your pile 1y
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RadicalReader
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“Together, we explored every avenue before you decided that this is the only route that makes sense. You are moving on and allowing everyone else you love to do the same. And I admire that so much.” #thriller #suspense #JohnMarrs

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RadicalReader
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“ Try going away somewhere for a weekend that‘s brand new to you, or take a long walk. Perhaps you might think about getting a pet. I laughed out loud. Yes, Doctor, I‘m going to replace my dead wife with a Hamster. Marvelous idea. #thriller #suspense #JohnMarrs

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RadicalReader
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And to be honest, I was even a little bit envious of Charlotte and what her body was able to achieve, while mine couldn‘t even finish its part without my helping hand and a fertility expert‘s syringe. #thriller #suspense #JohnMarrs

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“ You think saying please is going to help you out of this? You aren‘t going anywhere, Laura. You see that rope? It‘s not me who‘s going to be hanging from the beams tonight, it‘s you.” #thriller #suspense #JohnMarrs

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RadicalReader
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Instead of finding a man I‘d promised to help in the last moments of his life, I was confronted by something shocking in the patterns of the wallpaper. I realized I wasn‘t looking at wallpaper at all. It was hundreds of photographs of me. #thriller #suspense #JohnMarrs

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RadicalReader
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“ You‘re stronger than us. Once you find your anchor, never let go of it. No matter what” #thriller #suspense #JohnMarrs

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RadicalReader
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“ I didn‘t have a dad, so I wouldn‘t know how to be one.” #thriller #suspense #JohnMarrs

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RadicalReader
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Meanwhile I‘d moved on to other foster homes, eventually finding a new anchor in Tony. Olly found his in alcohol #thriller #suspense #JohnMarrs

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RadicalReader
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I turned the radio to my favored 1980s music station. Whitney Houston was asking “ How Will I Know” the Eurythmics wanted to discover “ Who‘s That Girl?” and Carly Simon inquired “ Why?” Thy asked a lot of questions back then. #thriller #suspense #JohnMarrs

Cinfhen Gotta love the 80‘s💕💕 1y
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RadicalReader
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She‘s called me before up to her eyes in credit card debt. She certainly hadn‘t spent all her money on her appearance #thriller #suspense #JohnMarrs

Bookishthoughts 😱😱😱😱 1y
Bookishthoughts I don't know if I should laugh!😱 1y
RadicalReader @LazyDays I did lol rotfl 😂 1y
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RadicalReader
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Janine gave me another one of her withering glances, so I made my way back to my booth, willing a terminal illness upon her. Not a short one that developed quickly and snuffed her out within a couple of months, but a long, nasty one that ate the bitch alive. #thriller #suspense #JohnMarrs

Bookishthoughts Wow!😬😎 1y
RadicalReader @LazyDays I was left breathless with only one thought, needs to be shared!!! 1y
Bookishthoughts Yes! That's some damn good writing! 1y
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RadicalReader @LazyDays if you haven‘t already I HIGHLY RECOMMEND AND PRAISE BOTH THE ONE and THE GOOD SAMARITAN they‘re incredible works and have the cliff hanger chapters that will propel you from one to the next and even mentioned to the big networks ( Paramount Pictures, Fox and Miramax) that they should be made into films. John Marrs himself tweeted that I should be his agent 1y
Bookishthoughts @RadicalReader 🎉🎉 I will alwats try a book recommendation!🙌🙌 1y
Bookishthoughts How fun you should do it!😎😎 1y
RadicalReader @LazyDays I gladly enjoy recommending reads best gifts to give anyone is that of knowledge of enjoyable content that demands to be shared 1y
Bookishthoughts @RadicalReader 👏👏 agree! 1y
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R U OK? Sanjay wrote back. I hated text talk when it wasn‘t written on a phone. And even then I wasn‘t comfortable with it. #thriller #suspense #JohnMarrs

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RadicalReader
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“ Laura!” Janine‘s irritates voice came from behind and startled me. My angry eyes opened wide. “Your Phone is ringing. Could you answer it, please?” She pointed at the flashing red light. “ Of course,” I replied, and wondered how it might feel to take that phone and smash it across her face. #thriller #suspense #JohnMarrs

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RadicalReader
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I had been immersed in ending David‘s pain, but she took the glory #thriller #suspense #JohnMarrs

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RadicalReader
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It‘s not like I could advertise on Match.com- Male, 39, good looking , great sense of humor , seeks woman to join him in a suicide pact #thriller #suspense #JohnMarrs

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RadicalReader
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David‘s biggest challenge was that he didn‘t want to leave this life alone. So my biggest challenge became trying to find someone willing to end theirs with him. Then suddenly she came along. #thriller #suspense #JohnMarrs

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RadicalReader
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“ No thank you. I‘m gluten intolerant” “ Is that really a thing? Do you just wake up one morning and realise that after fifty odd years you can‘t eat cake?” #thriller #suspense #JohnMarrs

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RadicalReader
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I believed her when she said the bag was one of a kind, because nobody else would want it #thriller #suspense #JohnMarrs

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RadicalReader
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Grey hairs crawled across her scalp like unsightly slugs, and she tried to plump her paper thin lips by colouring above and below them in a gaudy red. She was a clown in search of a circus. #thriller #suspense #JohnMarrs

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RadicalReader
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I‘d like to have asked how much her forty a Day habit was helping his lungs. But I stuck to the script. #thriller #suspense #JohnMarrs

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She answered after seven rings, too many for my liking #thriller #suspense #JohnMarrs

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GripLitGrl
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The Good Samaritan is a roller coaster of a thriller! It‘s off to that slow build with Laura ‘s perspective. When the chapter‘s flip to Ryan‘s perspective the twist and turns just keep coming & the book becomes so hard to put down. I‘d recommend this for lovers of a slow building thriller.

jou669900 Hello Marianne, i have the extra vip pass for june the 2nd & 3rd book con. Would you care to join me? It will be me and my fiance our third can't make it. 1y
GripLitGrl @TheBigFundamental Hello Aspen a very generous offer but no thank you. I'm sure you & your finance will have no problem finding a third to join you. Hope you both enjoy bookcon! 1y
jou669900 Okay then, not a problem. Well I'll look forward to getting together soon then. ❤ 📚 📖 1y
RadicalReader @GripLitGrl I also absolutely could not put down his other novel The One either absolutely fueled with suspense and cliff hangers which intrigue and excite readers until the last page where then they‘re pulled into checking out every last one of his other marvelous works 1y
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jou669900 Loved this book!!! 1y
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GripLitGrl
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When your workday gets cut short on a friday🤗🤗🤗🤗 🎉 I am taking advantage of multi-slacking until the hubs comes home from work & we head out for a nice dinner.
Time to catch up on reading. I've been having a hard time with this #netgalley tagged book the main character is so unlike able gonna give it one more go around to see if it gets any better.

MinDea Wahoo! 2y
LiteraryinLititz Enjoy your extra time! 2y
Drnkpnkprincess Love this! Enjoy your day!! 2y
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JoScho Yes!! An early Friday sounds like perfection 💕 2y
ladym30 This is great!! 2y
GripLitGrl @JoScho early fridays are perfect😁 2y
GripLitGrl @ladym30 thanks😄👍😁 2y
HOTPock3tt Love this! 💕 2y
GripLitGrl @HOTPock3tt thanks😆 2y
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An example of how you can instantly not like a character is exhibit A in the pictured quote ⬆
Currently reading this tagged book from #NetGalley

KathyWheeler Omg! I hate that character! 2y
2BR02B There is so much wrong with this I'm not even sure where to begin. 😠 2y
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TricksyTails 🤬 2y
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Crazeedi 😤 2y
GripLitGrl @KathyWheeler @2BR02B @rubyslippersreads @TricksyTails @mrozzz @Crazeedi The author definitely is writting a character for the reader to hate 😤 2y
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FantasyChick
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"She wants them to die"
I think I have officially found the worst character in any book I have ever read and I loved every minute! Laura is a truly hateable character. She is devious, cunning, dark and smart. I hate her. She even works for a "suicide hotline". Too bad she's in it for the wrong reasons. There's an amazing cat and mouse feel to this dark, twisted story of a deeply disturbed housewife. I loved it!
#arc #netgalley #thegoodsamaritan

FantasyChick Highly recommend but the entire book is a HUGE TW for suicide. 2y
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Michellesibs
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Ok so it‘s pretty certain this is going to be my favorite book of 2018. It was insane how intense this book was! Imagine calling a helpline expecting a friendly person to answer and talk through your problems but what you actually get is someone who agrees your life is heading no where and encourages you to kill yourself. This book is dark. This book should be read. Buy it now!

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Sorceress_Of_Books
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This book had me in the edge of me seat. Lots of twists and turns and really makes you think about a lot of things when it comes to suicide that I would‘ve never thought about. Really well written

RaimeyGallant Definitely sounds interesting! 2y
RaimeyGallant Alison, you should do this. Let me copy the info... 2y
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RaimeyGallant @lorannen Above is what I talked about in the second half of my email to you. :) 2y
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I.readalot
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A fun and riveting thriller from the point of view of a sociopath (my favourite kind) that had me hooked from start to finish. Interesting plot and characters and full of fun twists and turns.

Laura volunteers at a unique suicide helpline where volunteers don't try to talk callers out of suicide. But she takes it even further by offering them extra advice and help to do it, and gets a thrill out of it!

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twinkletoes74
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Oh my god the woman in this book is completely crazy and psychotic. I found her ability to get away with everything so annoying. However this book has a good twist.

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ReadingOver50
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A whack-a-doodle suicide hotline worker goes head to head with a man driven mad with grief by the suicide of his wife. If you want to read a book about a terrifying sociopath, then this is the book for you. As the battle between the two escalates, it really draws you in. I had to know who would come out on top.

ShookBelf Got this as a Kindle First months ago but never read it. May have to move it up the TBR list. 2y
Miznanner Oh me too! So glad to hear I chose well. On medical leave the next few weeks so need good books to keep me from getting bored! 2y
ReadingOver50 @ShookBelf @Miznanner it was my Kindle First pick too. I have gotten way behind on those 😄 2y
Miznanner @ReadingOver50 I know, me too! I go on genre binges and forget I have *other* books to read! 2y
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ReadingOver50
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It is 2:45 am and I cannot sleep. Time to bring out my kindle and do some reading!

EllanaRose Hope you got some sleep! 2y
ReadingOver50 @EllanaRose stayed up all night and finished the book. Finally got some sleep around 5 am 2y
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Airykah13
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Well damn, this book surprised the hell out of me. I wasn‘t sure how much I would like it considering one of the characters encouraged people to kill themselves. But once I got started, and especially as I flew through the second half of the book, I couldn‘t read fast enough. It‘s been a long time since I truly hated a character but this book did it. Laura was a true sociopath and I‘m pissed she got away with so much. Aghhh! 🌟🌟🌟🌟

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Airykah13
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My bookshelf is a huge mess right now so I decided to use Kindle bookshelf for the Hour 36 Challenge. First book on there is the one I‘m reading now, last one is Indulgence in Death — J.D. Robb #hour36challenge #24in48

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Airykah13
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Very little done today but that‘s ok! 😆 #24in48

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Next title from my book jar #sundayreading

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Booklovinghippie
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I loved and hated this book!!! John Marrs created a truly evil character!! Laura was a brilliant villain.. He truely created one hell of a character.. He made me hate her with every fibre of my being!! And i love that he managed that! I really hope that he carries on with a sequel through Effie's eyes and that karma comes a knocking as i did feel that with an ending like that.. It felt unfinished!! Brilliant book, couldn't put it down!!!

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MiyakoBunny
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I‘m not going to lie I struggled through the 1st 1/2 of this like how much whiny narcissism can I stand before I pull a “PageMaster” & end this individual💀 lol😆. Then the 2nd 1/2 came around & it took off & all fell into place including the albeit annoying 1st half‘s vitality. All in all an excellent thriller if you can manage the 1st half‘s “wool”😉. Vicious cycle indeed 🕸♥️💀

Avanders This is basically what my friend just told me! I'll try to keep it in mind when I get to it... just have to get through the beginning, then it's worth it 😁 2y
MiyakoBunny @Avanders Your friend‘s spot on 😅 as I was reading I was literally imagining how many people were going to bail on this book just because of how the 1st half was. It‘s that 😬😬 uggggggghhhhhhhh, you know? 😂 but your comment hit the nail exactly ☺️ 2y
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MiyakoBunny
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One of my good friends recommended this book to me 😁 so now I go forth on this journey....

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sprainedbrain
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Oh my goodness! I won something. 😃

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