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Publisher's Summary

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.

Revised edition: This edition of The Good Samaritan includes editorial revisions.

©2018 John Marrs (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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I had to listen to this story twice before writing a review. In the simplest terms: I hated this novel so much that I actually liked it in the end. The characters drove me absolutely crazy, the story dragged several times throughout, the events that took place were bizarre, and the plot was so messed up at times I found myself entirely confused. Even with all that said, it was still engaging because it was so messed up.

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TRIGGER WARNING ⚠️

This book was pretty messed up but interesting!! I wouldn't recommend if you are someone who would be triggered by suicide!!

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  • aycee
  • 2018-04-18

Very twisty

I really enjoyed this book. The story moved quickly and benefited from the shifting narrators throughout. Some of the story's twists were foreseeable, but many of them were not. Every aspect of the plot was tied up by the end, which was satisfying. I binged this in two days and kept finding opportunities to listen. I am not usually a fan of unreliable narrators, but thought it worked really well here.

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  • L. LeBlanc
  • 2018-12-02

Weird and long

This story dragged from the start. I am not a fan of Gone Girl so those who are might find this book to their liking. I personally found the characters creepy and non credible. Not my cup of tea.

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  • Ann
  • 2018-12-13

DISAPPOINTING. OKAY. DISAPPOINTING.

Excellent narrators. The first one-fourth of this audiobook is slow and unrealistic, but the middle of the audiobook is quite good. Unfortunately, the last fourth of the book is both predictable and back to unrealistic again. Worst of all, it leaves the story unfinished but not even interesting enough that the listener cares.

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  • Don U in Big Sky Country
  • 2019-08-14

Great reason for men to be gay

This story makes a great case for men to be gay. And to avoid all women.

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  • Aparries
  • 2018-07-02

Grabs you from the start

An interestingly dark listen! You NEVER know what’s about to happen with the characters. Hooks you in the first 2 minutes and never lets go. I had problems finding a place to stop. I would get back from a trip to the grocery and sit in my car still listening. Bravo on a great and unpredictable ending, though I think the epilogue wasn’t really needed, it wasn’t unnecessary. You’ll enjoy this one for sure!!

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 2018-06-06

i both Hate and Love this book!!

oh my god.. this book gave me the heebiegeebies! did i spell that right? never in my 51 years have i ever wanted an antangonist to pay! i wanted to punish our lead character beyond every aching being of my body. the character made me physically growl! ok.. with that said.. the narrators were amazing.. the story sickening & twisting.. i, as a true/real victim, saw the dark side.. its ok tho..i'm well past that stage - contact for details. i wont lie. so when we headed down that path.. i saw it and it scared me. this book awakened my "spidey" senses and it creeped me out to the point i didnt want to stop.. all i have to say is ugh... i want the lead to die and thank you for an amazing psychological thriller.. well crafted.. well narrated.. i need a shower its making all things feel too real for comfort. great book!!!

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  • Bookish Barbi
  • 2020-03-24

Insane!!

I thought this book was insane. Laura is a true nut job and the story just keeps unfolding with more twists and turn and dayum moments!! The narrators were spot on and I enjoyed listening to them very much!! This was my first John Marrs book and I look forward to more from him.

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  • Wendi
  • 2020-02-19

This Will Mess With Your Mind

We have a volunteer who is fairly 'off her rocker' who is giving advice to people who are contemplating ending their lives. The volunteer, instead of telling the suffering people who need her help that they can survive- instead tries to make it then kill themselves. She gives them advice on how the best ways will work, and she's kind of an expert in the field. She is something evil and her husband knows it. He can;t keep her away from their girls even thought she presents so much danger to them all.

It seems the Good Samaritan likes to driver her patients over the brink and revels in their deaths. How does she live this way?


There area secrets buried so deep that they will never see the sun,, but how ,much can just one take..

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  • Wayne
  • 2018-07-10

Laura is Amy Dunne on steroids!

THE GOOD SAMARITAN is a dark, dark psychological thriller about a woman who is evil beyond comprehension. Her goal is to hear the last breath of as many people as possible. She works at a suicide hotline, but rather than trying to talk people out of killing themselves she volunteers to help them. Her ruthless and self obsessed knows no bounds. This novel is a good story, but I cannot recommend it.

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  • horslovr
  • 2018-04-30

WOW, what a great read!

Where does The Good Samaritan rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

It's very different from the normal psychopathic protagonist story that I usually read. VERY different, and it kept me listening. There are twists and turns around every corner right until the end. You may not be happy about the ending, but things don't always turn out rosy, do they?

Who was your favorite character and why?

I didn't have a favorite charachter; they are all complex.

What about the narrators’s performance did you like?

Very appropriate to the personalities and genders and pleasing to listen to.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I just found myself saying, WOW.

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