Book Review: The Surrogate – Louise Jensen ****

Kat and her husband Nick have tried everything to have a baby. As a second attempt to adopt a Chinese baby falls through at the last minute Kat is becoming increasingly desperate.

A chance meeting with Lisa, an old childhood friend, in a coffee shop suddenly means that there is hope for Kat. Lisa has already acted as a surrogate for someone else and is prepared to discuss having a baby for Kat and Nick.

All through the book there are threads of secrets and deceptions. These alternate from present day and a fateful day when Kat was a teenager and her school sweetheart Jake is killed in a car crash. The guilt and anger associated with these events lead to further questions and Kat begins to unravel as the story progresses.

A complex tale of interwoven grief, pain and abuse The Surrogate isn’t always the easiest book to read but the ending will blow you away. I thought that I had figured out what was actually happening but managed to be wrong on both counts. Another great thriller from Jensen that will keep you on your toes and looking over your shoulder.

Supplied by Net Galley and Bookouture in exchange for an honest review.

UK Publication Date: Sept 27 2017. 345 pages.

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