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Good Samaritans

(2018)
(The first book in the Detective Sergeant Pace series)
A novel by

 
 
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. ‘So dark, so cool' Lisa Howells, Heat Magazine ‘Will Carver's invigoratingly nasty novel … is a bleak vision of life: not the whole truth of it, thank god, but true enough to impart to the reader the thrill of genuine discomfort, presented with the chilly conviction of Simenon's most unflinching romans dues and just as horribly addictive' Jake Kerridge, The Telegraph ‘Carver weaves these strands together for an unsettling but compelling mixture of the banal, the horrific and, at times, the near-comic, wrong-footing the reader at every turn' Laura Wilson, Guardian ‘In this frantic read in sheer overdrive, Carver appeals to the worst voyeur in all of us and delivers the goods with a punch and a fiendish sense of pace and dark humour … my type of noir' Maxim Jakubowski, Crime Time ‘Must Read!' Daily Express ‘Beautiful, gripping and disturbing in equal measure, a postcard from the razor's edge of the connected world we live in' Kevin Wignall ‘Possibly the most interesting and original writer in the crime-fiction genre, and I've loved his books for years. Good Samaritans is his best to date – dark, slick, gripping, and impossible to put down. You'll be sucked in from the first page' Luca Veste ‘Oh My God, Good Samaritans is amazing. I'm a little in love with your writing Will Carver' Helen FitzGerald, Author of The Cry ‘Sick … in the best possible way. Will Carver delivers a delicious slice of noir that will have you reeling' Michael J. Malone ‘If you're looking for a genuinely creepy thriller, checkout Good Samaritans… completely enthralled' Margaret B Madden ‘Dark, edgy, disturbing, shocking and sexy. It's also highly original and one of the best thrillers of the year … You need to read this book' Michael Wood 'A twisted, devious thriller' Nick Quantrill 'A dark and addictive novel that felt deliciously sexy to read, like I should read it where no one could see' Louise Beech ‘A pitch dark, highly original, thrilling novel. If you're a fan of Fight Club, you'll love this' Tom Wood ‘A provocative, heady, unique, challenging read and it is absolutely blimmin wonderful!' LoveReading

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"A dark and addictive novel that felt deliciously sexy to read, like I should read it where no one could see." - Louise Beech

"Sick … in the best possible way. Will Carver delivers a delicious slice of noir that will have you reeling." - Michael J Malone

"A twisted, devious thriller." - Nick Quantrill

"Possibly the most interesting and original writer in the crime-fiction genre, and I've loved his books for years. Good Samaritans is his best to date – dark, slick, gripping, and impossible to put down. You'll be sucked in from the first page." - Luca Veste

"Totally addictive. Like Fight Club, only darker." - S J Watson

"Beautiful, gripping and disturbing in equal measure, a postcard from the razor’s edge of the connected world we live in." - Kevin Wignall

"Good Samaritans is dark, edgy, disturbing, shocking and sexy. It’s also highly original and one of the best thrillers of the year. Cancel all plans when you start this book and warn those around you; any interruptions may cause them harm. You need to read this book." - Michael Wood

"Black-hearted noir. Disturbing and brilliant." - Tom Wood


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Paperback Editions

November 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: Good Samaritans (Detective Sergeant Pace)
Author(s): Will Carver
ISBN: 1-912374-37-4 / 978-1-912374-37-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Simon Icke
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Audio Editions

October 2020 : Audio CD

Title: Good Samaritans
Author(s): Will Carver
ISBN: 0-655-69191-X / 978-0-655-69191-4
Publisher: Bolinda Audio
Availability: Amazon   


October 2020 : Audio CD

Title: Good Samaritans
Author(s): Will Carver
ISBN: 0-655-69194-4 / 978-0-655-69194-5
Publisher: Bolinda Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


November 2018 : Australia Audio CD
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Title: Good Samaritans
Author(s): Will Carver
ISBN: 1-4894-6541-3 / 978-1-4894-6541-2 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Bolinda audio
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November 2018 : Australia Audio CD
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Title: Good Samaritans
Author(s): Will Carver
ISBN: 1-4894-6542-1 / 978-1-4894-6542-9 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Bolinda audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


November 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Good Samaritans
Author(s): Will Carver
Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
Availability: Amazon   


November 2018 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Good Samaritans
Author(s): Will Carver
Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
Availability: Amazon AU   


November 2018 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Good Samaritans
Author(s): Will Carver
Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

September 2018 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: Good Samaritans
Author(s): Will Carver
Publisher: Orenda Books
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September 2018 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Good Samaritans (Detective Sergeant Pace Series Book 1)
Author(s): Will Carver
Publisher: ORENDA BOOKS
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU