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…
Have you guys watched Creed 2, featuring Michael B. Jordan? Well, if you don’t know the movie, its about boxing. For some reason, this book reminded me of the movie. No, this book isn’t about boxing but it does have the kind of twists that hit you hard. I remember sitting down, just staring at a wall after one of those twists. They were coming in hard and fast! Like a blows in boxing match, they were raining down, unexpected and impactful. And like a boxer who refuses to go down, I was held captive by the narrative and couldn’t look away from the pages. Mine wasn’t a painful experience though. Twist after twist, I sat there with my jaw on the floor, utterly mesmerized by what I was reading.
Okay, I probably sound incoherent already but I don’t really think that my review can possibly do justice to the awesomeness that this book is. The story is about Laura, she is supposed to be there for people who are at the end of their line. However, Laura doesn’t simply listen or reassure them. Instead, she pushes them over the edge. Yeah, Laura is a serial killer but she doesn’t actually do the killing.
This book is as dark as it is twisty. It is not gory in the blood and decapitation details kind of way. However, the darkness creeps up on you like how the sun goes down. The light fades and soon you are engulfed in darkness. It got to a point where I felt like there was no way out. That is how convincing the writing was. I empathized with one of the characters and when he was pushed to a corner, I wanted to tell him to just quit. Stay down, throw in the white towel, and let the referee end the match already!
The Good Samaritan is the perfect read for fans of thrillers. It is dark, twisty and certainly memorable. Like me, you might find yourself open-mouthed, dazed, repeatedly shouting Whaaat or OMG and then left with a massive book-hangover because honestly, what do you read after this!