Having enjoyed the first book, I read by John Marrs, “When you disappeared,” I was really looking forward to reading his last novel, “The Good Samaritan” but I wasn’t prepared for what I got.
Short presentation of the book
I rarely find books that keep me on the edge of my seat from the first pages, and when I do, I know they are going to be great. This was the case with “The Good Samaritan.” I can’t even give away too much of the plot because I’ll ruin the surprise for future readers, but I will say this: the way John Marrs begins his novel is proof that he is a master of suspense.
The characters are well built, as he entwines the good in them with their darker self. Throughout the story, as you are about to form a solid opinion about one of the characters, the writer throws you in the other direction, and your value system goes out the window.
It’s only in the last chapters of the book that you can truly understand the motives behind their actions, and you can understand where the spider web that is this story has its origin. And just when you resign yourself with the ending, thinking there is no other possible outcome, comes the final chapter that changes everything yet again.
The Badger’s final thoughts about the novel
This book has been one of my recent revelations, and I can say that John Marrs has reached a new stage of his writing, having grown as a storyteller and as a character builder. I can honestly say that I’m already looking forward to his next book, which I will definitely be reading.