The Surrogate by Louise Jensen @Fab_fiction @bookouture

** advanced copy received via publisher **


Author : Louise Jensen
Title : The Surrogate
Pages : 374
Publisher : Bookouture
Publication date : September 27, 2017


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.


Holy guacamole! This book is completely mental and I mean that in the best way possible!

All Kat wants is to be a mum but it just doesn’t seem to be happening for her. After two attempts to adopt a child fall through, a chance encounter with her old childhood friend Lisa may just make her dream come true. But there are a lot of dark secrets in their history.

The butterfly effect. A flutter is all it takes.

Prepare yourself for a ridiculous rollercoaster ride full of tension and suspense. There are so many twists and turns, I thought I’d end up with whiplash! This is one of those stories where I ended up not trusting anyone. With a cast of flawed and troubled characters, my sympathies shifted back and forth. I couldn’t decide where my loyalties were and almost ended up despising just about every single one of them.

The story starts out at the scene of what looks like a double murder and throughout, you just can’t help yourself trying to guess who the victims are. Every time I thought I had it figured out, Louise Jensen deftly put a stop to my ideas and led me in a completely, and usually wrong, direction. I absolutely love it when an author is able to keep me guessing until the very end. Speaking of endings, what? Let me say that again : WHAT?!

The Surrogate is the absolute perfect book to read in one sitting, which I would have done but contrary to popular belief I do actually sleep sometimes. But it was a tough decision as this really is an utterly unputdownable and mind-blowing page-turner! Absolutely brilliant psychological thriller and I can’t wait to read more by Louise Jensen!

Many thanks to Bookouture for the advanced copy, which I received via Netgalley and chose to review honestly!

The Surrogate is available now!

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  18 comments for “The Surrogate by Louise Jensen @Fab_fiction @bookouture

  1. October 16, 2017 at 10:42 am

    This sounds perfect! I still have to start reading books by this author but I definitely will! Did you read the other novels too and is this the best one then? Thanks for your review Dee!

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  2. October 16, 2017 at 12:53 pm

    Wow great review! I’m the same as Inge in that I haven’t read any of her books yet either although I do have The Gift on my phone somewhere!

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  3. October 16, 2017 at 1:42 pm

    Excellent review Dee! This is the only book of the author’s that I haven’t read yet and I must get to it asap!

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Holly B / Dressedtoread
    October 16, 2017 at 2:02 pm

    It is sitting on my Kindle waiting for me! It sounds perfect for me! Great review!

    Liked by 1 person

  5. October 16, 2017 at 2:58 pm

    I laughed so hard when I started your review! This book is FABULASTIC!!!

    Liked by 1 person

  6. October 16, 2017 at 4:45 pm

    I just got this one a few days ago. I couldn’t ignore all the great reviews for it anymore and requested it from NetGalley. Super excited!

    Liked by 1 person

  7. October 17, 2017 at 8:58 am

    Great review. I totally agree with you on everything especially that ending. I thought the twists were done but Louise threw in a crazy one right at the end. Check out her other title, Blink, when you get a chance.

    Liked by 1 person

    • October 18, 2017 at 12:30 pm

      Blink is by K.L. Slater, isn’t it? Or am I mixing up my authors?


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