THE SAMARITAN’S PATIENT
Teenager Paige Abernathy awakens from a severe beating to find that everyone seems to hate her.
She suffers from amnesia until the night a grieving parent attacks her in her hospital room. Paige then remembers her role as creator of an online group where members talk about ways to commit suicide.
After recovering, Paige embarks on a journey of penance to atone for a disaster borne of good intentions. Her odyssey launches her on a mission of mercy and into new danger.
The Samaritan’s Patient is a thought-provoking novel about navigating the treacherous waters of social media.
“Masterfully composed, with a steady pace, a stunning plot, and characters I am going to remember for a long time. This is a haunting story that has been deftly woven together with care, to encourage the reader to peek behind the curtain and view a world that needs help from us – the instruments of God. Remarkable read, and highly recommended.” —International Review of Books
“When it is late at night, you have no electricity, and the only light is from your cellphone, but you can’t stop reading, then you know this is one of the best books you have ever read. Paige Abernathy is a great role model, a character that young girls can look up to. The topics discussed within these pages are something this generation needs to consider, now more than ever.” – Antoinette Wessels, Readers’ Favorite
“The Samaritan’s Patient is a thoughtful and well-developed novel that explores the pitfalls and dangers of social media, particularly when it comes to sites designed for individuals with suicidal ideation. Readers will relish the complexity of Paige’s character as she pieces together her identity and faces the accusations being thrown against her.” – BookLife Prize
“Chevron Ross presents a gripping tale that delves deep into the twisted underbelly of our online world. This book is a must-read for anyone looking to understand the dangers of our digital age. This thought-provoking and emotionally charged novel shows the risks social media can have on our lives.” – Suzie Housley, Midwest Book Review
“The Samaritan’s Patient reminds us of the power of love and forgiveness. It is a touching story that is also filled with mystery and suspense. Who wants to kill Paige, and can she ever recover from the scandal? To find out the answers, pick up a copy of Chevron Ross’s latest book. You won’t be disappointed.” – Entrada Publishing
“With strong pacing and a cast of memorable characters, this is the sort of novel that’s perfect for a reading group; the sort of book you’ll want to discuss at length, that might even take you out of your comfort zone. And that is its strength.” – The Wishing Shelf Book Review
“Chevron Ross’s The Samaritan’s Patient is a veritable treasure chest of storytelling. The author fuses the issues of teenage suicide and homelessness together with many other social concerns. There is a current of mystery that will keep you on the page, wanting to know who the anonymous donor was. Readers will want to read more from this author.” – Linda Wood Rondeau, author of Ghosts of Trumbull Mansion.
“The author evokes strong emotions about fairness, justice, and God’s sovereignty in our lives. Paige’s resourcefulness and courage are traits to be admired in this heroine. I especially enjoyed the interrelationship of the main and secondary characters at the conclusion of the story.” – Patti, Shene, author of Cathy’s Christmas Confession
“The Samaritan’s Patient will grip a reader’s emotions from beginning to end due to its highly adrenalizing plot, and will leave many wondering just how much misery from the world one can be able to endure when the tables turn, and offer lemons as a reward for noble work.” – Ephantus M., Pacific Book Review
“Tightly written and briskly paced, The Samaritan’s Patient is packed with memorable characters, credible dialogue, and a razor-sharp plot that will keep you turning pages into the wee hours (don’t ask how I know that). I especially loved the way the author ties each main character’s story together, weaving a rich tapestry of shared experiences and understanding.” – Kristine L., Reedsy Discovery
“Gripping from the start, The Samaritan’s Patient tells the story of Paige Abernathy, a teenager who sets up a website where unhappy youngsters can talk about their problems. With the ultimate message being one of hope and redemption, The Samaritan’s Patient is a book to ponder on.” – Barbara Scott Emmett, author of Delirium
“This book deserves no less than 5 stars. It really touches me deeply in my emotional center. It is perfectly written. It contains numerous teachable, spiritual moments for teenagers and parents alike. Thank you, Chevron Ross, for producing this wonderful novel, and thank God for inspiring you to write it.” — Sarah Peña
“The Samaritan’s Patient is an emotional, but inspirational and uplifting novel. It does an amazing job of representing the Christian literature genre. I recommend this book to teenagers, parents, school libraries and youth groups.” – Olivia Sundit
“This novel has many unique characters, and it zones in on many realistic societal concerns— like teenage suicide, depression, the dangers of unmonitored technology, and family values. I recommend it to readers who favor novels on forgiveness, atonement and spirituality.” – Robert Braun
“The Samaritan’s Patient is not only a beautiful novel filled with messages of hope but also a guideline to how we as human beings should act towards each other. I recommend it to all the lost lambs looking to start over and those struggling to forgive themselves.” – Danelle Petersen
“This book boldly and sincerely addresses significant issues, including adolescent suicide, grief, trauma, adolescent development, maturity, coming-of-age, and spirituality. It does this perfectly. Because of this, I rate this book 5 out of 5 stars.” – Mila Rovena
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“[The novel] skillfully blends romance, the life-threatening challenges the youths undergo, and thriller elements to create a must-read piece; thus, I recommend the book to adult readers.” – Emily Dacho