‘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.
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Have you ever had the butterfly effect where your stomach flutters with anticipation well The Surrogate by Louise Jenson provides this in bucket loads.
The Surrogate is the third psychological thriller written by Louise Jensen and it certainly doesn’t disappoint, the opening chapter hints at a couple who have been murdered, but who are they and where will it takes us?
The only way is to turn the page and read on……..
The book revolves around Kat a young woman married to Nick who want nothing more than to complete their family, have a baby of their own, but they have been unsuccessful and the options they have left are adoption. Opportunities have arisen for Kat several times to adopt but each time her hearts desire is ripped away when the babies are placed with other families.
The rawness of the heartache shown in Kats insatiable desire to become a mother at any cost, literally drips from the pages.
A miracle seems to befall them when an old friend of Kats appears and offers to be a surrogate for Kat and Nick. at what cost. Kat and Lisa have not spoken in years there are secrets between them, unspoken words, but the lure of being a mother is too much for Kat. The secrets, the lies take their toll and the cracks appear in Kats marriage, Kat becomes paranoid about her husband, his best friend and is Lisa what she appears.
The past is catching up….
Louise has played the hand of past and present in the plot magically and it served to intrigue and enthral the more pages I turned, I couldn’t get enough. I had butterflies in my stomach which fluttered and leapt with each page turn, driving me further through the chapters delving deeper into the twists, sending chills through my mind, till the final explosive chapters.
I have no doubts that The Surrogate will be a success, its still fresh in my mind after a few days and I’m still mulling over the OMG moments, you wont see what’s coming fulfilling my thoughts on what is a great book.
Thank you to Bookouture, Louise Jensen and NetGalley for an advanced copy of The Surrogate in exchange for an honest review.
Louise Jensen is a No. 1 bestselling author of psychological thrillers. Her debut novel ‘The Sister,’ was published by Bookouture (Hachette) in July 2016 and reached No. 1 in the UK where it stayed for over 5 weeks, and it also hit No. 1 on the Canadian Amazon chart, No.1 in Apple’s iBooks and is listed as a USA Today Bestseller. It was the 6th biggest selling book on Amazon in 2016. Due to The Sister’s phenomenal online success it was also published in paperback by Sphere (Little, Brown Books) and is now available in all good bookshops.
‘The Sister’ is a book about a grieving girl who thought there was nothing as frightening as being alone – she was wrong.
‘The Gift’ Louise’s second book, was published in December and within a week of release gave Louise her second No. 1 in 2016 both in the UK, where it stayed for over a 5 weeks, was No. 1 in Canada and is also a USA Today Bestseller. In Amazon’s half-year trends report The Gift is reported as the 3rd biggest selling eBook in the UK in 2017.
‘The Gift’ is a book about a perfect daughter and how a secret is eating her family alive…
‘The Surrogate’ is Louise’s third novel and is due for publication on September 27th 2017 and is available to pre-order now.
‘You know that feeling? When you want something so badly, you’d kill for it?’ Everything you have, she wants.
To date Louise has sold over 750,00 books and her novels have been sold for translation in sixteen territories. Louise was nominated for the Goodreads Debut Author of 2016 Award.
Louise also writes flash fiction, and features and articles for both magazines and online publications. Louise specialises in writing about mindfulness, chronic pain and mental health.