Read: 16th September 2017 – 25th September 2017
‘You know that feeling? When you want something so badly, you almost feel you’d kill for it?’
Be careful what you wish for…
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…
From the no. 1 bestselling author of The Sister and The Gift, this is an unputdownable psychological thriller which asks how far we will go to create our perfect family.
I feel as though I’m going to really struggle to write this review because I cannot even think of the words that begin to describe how flipping incredible this book was!!
From the opening page I was completely hooked and I just knew The Surrogate was going to be an impressive read! There was a chilling element throughout, I couldn’t quite decide what was going on and whether anybody was actually being truthful to Kat! A huge question for me: were Lisa’s intentions right, was she really there to help Kat and did they really bump into each other by coincidence or was it all a setup?! Something else I really couldn’t decide on was whether Nick was up to something behind Kat’s back or whether he really was where he said he was? Pretty much every element of the story was a huge mystery and I utterly devoured it!!
The author did a superb job of shaping the book in a certain way to make you doubt every character but want to trust them at the same time because I think every reader just wanted Kat to get her longed-for baby. To be honest I did think at one point that Kat was really cracking up and the awful things that were happening to her, she was just imagining!
The tension of the story built with every page I turned and I truly believed I’d got it all sussed out and knew exactly what was coming, WOW how I was so wrong!!! The ending of this book is probably the most shocking, explosive and astounding ending I have EVER read! I breathlessly dropped my Kindle on my bed after reading the final page and just thought, how the heck did that happen, wtf!!!
This is one thousand percent a MUST READ for any bookworm and if you let this book slip from your pile you are seriously missing out on the book of the year!!
A huge thank you to the wonderful Louise Jensen for writing this sensational novel and of course Bookouture for publishing and sharing with the world!
Louise Jensen always wanted to be Enid Blyton when she grew up, and when that didn’t happen she got a ‘proper’ job instead.
Several years ago an accident left Louise with a disability and she began writing once again, to distract her from her pain and compromised mobility. But writing turned out to be more than just a good distraction. Louise loves creating exciting worlds, dark characters, and twisted plots.
Louise lives in Northamptonshire with her husband, sons, a dog and a rather naughty cat, and also teaches mindfulness.
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