The Surrogate 

By Louise Jensen

ISBN: 9781538730447

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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. (Goodreads)


Kat and her husband, Nick, want, very desperately, to have a baby.  They have tried everything they can think of to make this happen, but nothing worked.  Not even adoption. Kat does not know how much more heartache she can take. I am sure some people can relate to Kat and feel her pain.  When it seems as though there is no chance of ever achieving their dreams, Kat runs into Lisa, an old friend from the past. And Kat and Lisa have a past, one they are both trying to forget.  When Lisa agrees to be a surrogate for Kat and Nick’s baby, it seems as if their prayers are answered. But things are not always as they seem. You know that old adage be careful what you wish for?  That definitely applies to Kat and Nick.

The author is very talented in writing an intriguing suspenseful  story that has so many twists and turns that you will think you are on a roller coaster ride.  I figured that I knew what was going to happen a couple of times, but I was way off. I was afraid I was going to get whiplash trying to keep up with all of the action taking place. 

The characters were well developed and well rounded, and not very likable.  They all had secrets and things in their past that they are not proud of. And they are all consummate liars and I soon learned that no one was to be believed.  But this did not really detract from the story for me because it was so suspenseful. I felt like the whole story was a bit far fetched but that was alright because with most of the books that we read, we have to suspend some reality.

I would recommend this book to any one who enjoys a well crafted psychological thriller.  But make sure that you have a lot of time because you will not want to put this book down.

*OBS would like to thank the publisher for supplying a free copy of this title*