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#BlogBlitz #BookReview – The Surrogate, by Louise Jensen @Fab_fiction @bookouture #Thriller

I’m delighted to be part of the blog blitz for The Surrogate, written by Louise Jensen and published by Bookouture 🙂

The Surrogate is currently at the bargain price of just 99p on Kindle, so time to clickety click, as this book is worth every penny if you’re a fan of psychological thrillers!

Blurb:

‘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…

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My Review:

As I’m not a mother and have no desire to become one, I wasn’t sure whether I would love this book. However, having loved both previous books by Louise Jensen, I was still very much looking forward to reading this. I’m pleased to announce that The Surrogate was yet another 5 star read for me.

This story starts with a crime scene where two bodies are found. The story then goes back to what led to that scene. Part way through the book I was sure I’d worked out who those bodies were. Then one of those people changed in my mind. In the end, the only one I had guessed correctly was one of the people I first guessed and then changed my mind about later on.

This twisty mind-boggling psychological thriller had me feeling tense, paranoid, gasping in surprise and trusting less people the further I progressed. I loved how the secrets were gradually revealed, giving this story much more depth and darkness than I guessed it would have at the beginning.

I do love a book that convinces you that you know what’s going to happen, has you feeling so sure of the outcome, but then throws it back in your face… repeatedly! The later part of this book was rather intense. Perhaps not the best book choice to treat my middle of the night insomnia with, as I was so gripped I ended up reading in the night for a whole two hours. In fact, it started getting light outside by the time I finally put the book down and attempted to squeeze in an hour’s sleep before I had to get up again.

The Surrogate is another brilliant book by this talented author. I can’t wait to see what she comes up with next.

5 Stars

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Where to find this book:

Goodreads

Amazon UK

Amazon US

About the Author:

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Louise Jensen always wanted to be Enid Blyton when she grew up, and when that didn’t happen she got a ‘proper’ job instead.
Several years ago an accident left Louise with a disability and she began writing once again, to distract her from her pain and compromised mobility. But writing turned out to be more than just a good distraction. Louise loves creating exciting worlds, dark characters, and twisted plots.
Louise lives in Northamptonshire with her husband, sons, a dog and a rather naughty cat, and also teaches mindfulness.
Where to find the author:
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The Surrogate - Blog Blitz
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