Blog Tour Review – Good Samaritans by Will Carver

Welcome to today’s blog tour post, brought to you by #RandomThingsTours.

Once again, I would like to start by thanking Anne Cater for inviting me to be part of the tour. I would also like to extend my gratitude to the author, Will Carver, and to the publishers Orenda Books for providing me with a copy of the book for this blog tour.

Take a look at the blog tour poster below, as you can see there are a MASSIVE amount of bloggers taking part in this one, check as many of them out as you can!

Final Good Samaritans BT Poster

The Blurb

Seth Beauman can’t sleep. He stays up late, calling strangers from his phonebook, hoping to make a connection, while his wife, Maeve, sleeps upstairs. A crossed wire finds a suicidal Hadley Serf on the phone to Seth, thinking she is talking to The Samaritans.
But a seemingly harmless, late-night hobby turns into something more for Seth and for Hadley, and soon their late-night talks are turning into day-time meet-ups. And then this dysfunctional love story turns into something altogether darker, when Seth brings Hadley home… And someone is watching…
Dark, sexy, dangerous and wildly readable, Good Samaritans marks the scorching return of one of crime fiction’s most exceptional voices.

  • Pub date: 15 November 2018
  • ISBN 13: 978-1-912374-37-3
  • EPUB: 978-1-912374-38-0
  • Price: £8.99
  • Extent: 320pp
  • Category: Fiction

My Thoughts

Finding where to start with this particular review is quite difficult when all I want to do is shout about how much I enjoyed it. So I’m going to start there and then let’s see how we get on…… Ahem


Now…. Where was I…….. Oh yes…

Will Carver is back with a bang with his new book, Good Samaritans. A wonderfully dark, twisted and at times filthy novel (seriously, I didn’t dare bring it to work) that packed many punches, and had me coming back for more time and time again.

It’s rare to come across a book where almost every character is an open book, you see their flaws, their quirks, and their appetites. The story stems from Seth, whose inability to sleep has him phoning strangers into the night, just hoping to make a connection. It branches off from here networking all the characters together in spectacular fashion.

I thought this book was highly innovative in it’s approach. Despite Seth being the character referenced in the blurb it would be hard for me to say that he is the protagonist given the amount of time given to other viewpoint characters, all of whom have been presented brilliantly here.

This is certainly not one for the kiddies, and possibly not for anyone who isn’t into sinister books but I absolutely adored it. While the story isn’t exactly scary the thoughts of hearing the phone ringing and hearing “I can’t sleep. Want to talk?” certainly didn’t help the night I finished. If I had a landline, I might just have needed to disconnect it.

This is an absolute belter of a read, and Will Carver might just keep you up all night. 5 Stars.

About the Author

View More: Carver is the international bestselling author of the January David series (Arrow). He spent his early years in Germany, but returned to the UK at age 11, when his sporting career took off. He turned down a professional rugby contract to study theatre and
television at King Alfred’s, Winchester, where he set up a successful theatre company.
He currently runs his own fitness and nutrition company, while working on his next thriller. He lives in Reading with his two children.