The Surrogate by Louise Jensen

Publication Date: 27th September 2017
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Pages: 335
My Rating: ★★★★
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‘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…


The writing in this book is so unbelievably gripping, I found it incredibly hard to put it down. The characters, Kat, Nick and Lisa, were all written with so much depth that I ended up feeling as though I knew them personally. Each character has their own flaws which only makes them seem more human and, as this book is a thriller, I found myself trusting no one, as they all appear to be very suspicious and secretive.

The storyline itself was captivating and I genuinely found it to be both a terrifying read, as well as a heart wrenching story about a woman who just wants a baby. I really enjoyed how the story was split into two parts, now and then. We get to see Lisa and Kat rebuild their relationship, as well as watch them as friends when they were younger. It was truly intriguing to see how both the women were as young girls and how they developed, especially once the story progressed and we uncovered secrets from the then chapters than correlated with the now ones.

Overall, I rated this book four stars. I highly recommend this book to anyone who loves a good thriller. The ending wasn’t predictable at all and very original, leaving even the most sceptical readers on the edge of their seat!

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