Tuesday, 6 March 2018

Review: The Surrogate by Louise Jensen

The Surrogate
‘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…

Shona's review 5 of 5 stars

This book opens on what appears to be a crime scene with two dead bodies being removed from a house in a quiet little cul-de-sac with no information as to who they are, and how the ended up dead. As the story begins to unfold I began to make assumptions over who they could be, and why they ended up dead. Ultimately I was kept guessing right to the end and I was only partly right... so much i didn't see coming.

This book is filled with liars. I don't think there is a single person in this book who hasn't lied about something. And usually that would really irk me, I hate unreliable characters, this book is filled with them, but Jensen has worked her magic in such a way that despite the liars and their lies, this book has had me gripped, on the edge of my seat, holding my breath trying to untangle the web of lies to find the truths that needed to be told.

Jensen has provided her readers with a psychological thriller that will have you doubting everyone, and will have you reaching for your kids to hold them safe. This is the first time i have read anything written by Jensen, but I can guarantee it wont be my last.

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