Ryan, husband of one of Laura’s victims, is determined to uncover this “Good” Samaritan’s twisted secret, to expose her lies and manipulation and ensure she is silenced. Their cat-and-mouse game is so expertly crafted that I found myself breathlessly reading to the finale, which was as gripping as it was satisfying.
Dark and incredibly suspenseful, with an absorbing prose style that reminded me of Donna Tartt or Tana French, each chapter of The Good Samaritan had me pleading for the next. But even after reading the last page I find myself feeling wary when the phone rings. I can still hear Laura’s voice, soft and insistent, lilting and poisonous, coaxing me to give in.
- Jack Butler, Editor