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The Surrogate: A gripping psychological thriller with an incredible twist by Louise Jensen

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List Price: £13.99

 

Paperback: 336 Pages.

Published: 27 September 2017 by Sphere

ISBN: 0751570605

EAN: 9780751570601

Kat and her husband Nick have tried everything to become parents, and are on the point of giving up. Then a chance encounter with Kat's childhood friend Lisa gives Kat and Nick one last chance to achieve their dream.

But Kat and Lisa's history hides dark secrets.

And there is more to Lisa than meets the eye.

As dangerous cracks start to appear in Kat's perfect picture of happily-ever-after, she realises that she must face her fear of the past to save her family . . .

Reviews

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Excellent Read - Came Together Well at the End

This book started well & I was enjoying it. That is until about half way through when I suddenly realised that I just didn't want to put it down. The book went from a good read to a real attention grabber. This did require a late night to finish it off!

Nick and Kat seem to have everything but are unable to have children. After two adoptions from abroad fall through they wonder if they can face trying again. That is until an old friend of Kat's turns up. Lisa has been a surrogate previously and the idea grows in Kat's mind that this is a route they could go down. Things aren't quite that simple.

This had all the makings of a good book right from the beginning. The plot structure was good and the characters three dimensional. Kat was just the right amount of suspicious concerning her old friend Lisa and there were some odd whisperings and strange texts which added a hint of suspense. However, as the book progressed it changed up a gear. There were several possible explanations of various events, not all of which were innocent. Which one was the correct one? I didn't see them all coming but they all worked very well within the structure of the book. The ending was excellent & everything was explained - not irritating loose ends.

This was quite simply one of those books that was a captivating read. The characters were three dimensional and likeable although not perfect. The plot was sound and well constructed and the level of suspense gradually built throughout the book quite effortlessly. I would certainly be keen to read more books by this author.

I received a free copy of this book via Netgalley

 
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