Shortlisted for Best Independent Voice at the Amazon Publishing Readers’ Awards
Longlisted for the Guardian’s Not the Booker Prize
THRILLER OF THE YEAR in GUARDIAN, TELEGRAPH AND DAILY EXPRESS
‘Totally addictive. Like Fight Club, only darker’ S.J. Watson
‘I loved this book. Dark and at times almost comical, a great blend of crime thriller and the darkest imaginable domestic noir’ Sarah Pinborough
Dark, deviant and disturbing domestic noir … one of the most entrancing, sophisticated and page-turning psychological thrillers of the year…
One crossed wire, three dead bodies and six bottles of bleach…
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.