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 ...more
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Kat and her husband Nick are ready to complete their family with a baby. Unable to conceive, they turn to the obvious alternative...adoption.
When Kat runs into her childhood friend Lisa, she shares the difficulties they’ve been struggling with to start a family. Without any hesitation, Lisa offers a solution to their problem...surrogacy. With Lisa as the surrogate. This was Kat’s closest friend who she’d been ...more
So many unlikable characters, and I didn't know who I could trust. This one was a big surprise and I am not going to give anything away because if you decide to read this, I want you to be surprised too. I didn't like any of the characters and usually when I don't like one character, I usually don't like the book. I ended up loving this book. There were so many secrets and that was what keep me turning the pages. The suspense kept on building and building. I was so intrigued!
So many secrets ...more
Louise Jensen’s “The Surrogate” is a campy mystery that keeps your attention throughout.
Kat is desperate for a baby. She and her husband Nick have tried everything - unfortunately Kat is unable to conceive. After suffering heartache after heartache, Kat and Nick try to adopt, only to fail again - then something crazy happens. Kat runs into her ex-best friend, Lisa and Lisa offers to become their surrogate. The catch? Lisa and Kat have a past. Something bad happened ...more
I feel like I am always the voice of dissent but here goes...
First of all, I was annoyed because as an adoptive mother I felt the author didn't adequately research international adoption. She says that the couple looked into it because that was the best way to get a newborn. This couldn't be more wrong. It takes much, much longer to finalize foreign adoptions and therefore the babies are never newborns. Our daughter was 19 months when she arrived from New Delhi and we were referred to her ...more
Kat wants a baby, at any cost, so when Lisa a friend she has had not had contact with in over 10 years reenters her life she assumes it is fate that she is offering to be a surrogate for her.... I spent most of this book hoping Kat would smarten up, I felt as though she needed a good friend in her life to shake some sense into her, but.... I spent the rest of the time trying to figure out how all these characters were connected ...more
THE SURROGATE by LOUISE JENSEN is a shocking, twisty, suspenseful, and a highly entertaining psychological thriller novel that had so many twists and turns that felt like I was on the crazy train to nowhere. This book did keep me rolling on down the track in nervous ...more
I have been a big fan of Louise Jensen since her debut of The Sister. Of course, I jumped on the wagon to read her newest novel The Surrogate. I was overly excited that I was approved on Netgalley for this one!
Kat and her husband Nick are doing everything in their power to become parents. Unfortunately, heartache after heartache for this couple in getting their dream of becoming mother and father. Out of nowhere, Kat runs into a long time ...more
Kat and her husband Nick are desperately trying to get pregnant. Two adoption attempts have already broken their hearts. Kat would do anything to become a mom, but the “anything” is the scary part!
“I’m slipping back into the past. The good. The bad. All of it.” – Kat feels an uneasiness in the air. Does anyone else feel it?
Kat and her friend Lisa run into each other unexpectedly and “catch up” with each others lives, but they share a dark past and ...more
'Revenge' whispers the voice inside my head.'
THE 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.
This book definitely had a big shock factor for me. The author, Louise Jensen, kept the twists, secrets and surprises coming right up until the end. I enjoyed the suspense and anticipation of wondering what would happen next and to see how things would all end.
I found the majority of this story to be quite far-fetched which prevented me from truly connecting with the book. With that being said, the book was written in such an intriguing and ...more
You know when you want to say to a character, "no! Are you crazy?! This person is walking all over you!" You have to suspend disbelief a bit to think someone wouldn't see all the signs and red flags, but it also ...more
Louise Jensen has quickly climbed my list of favorite authors. If she writes a book, I'll read it! I spent most of my time reading this one with my brow furrowed, trying to figure out who I could trust. In this book everyone, and I mean EVERYONE seems a little fishy. I thought I knew exactly where it was headed, but no. I was wrong about pretty much everything. My armchair detective skills have failed me! This story required some suspension of disbelief and I didn't really relate much with the ...more
I read The Surrogate with eight of my Traveling Sisters and we all mostly enjoyed this one making this a very enjoyable, fun and entertaining reading experience for us.
The Surrogate is a fast-paced, entertaining, intriguing yet far-fetched and twisty story that felt like we were watching a fast-paced train on it’s way to a train wreck. It’s a twisty path with lots of turns that clipped along as the suspense kept building until the twisty carnage that left us gawking in disbelief.
While out one day Kat runs into her childhood friend Lisa with whom she hadn't spoken to in years and didn't think ...more
So I could think out of the box with this one, I have had experience of being around a couple who had tried no endless of methods to have a baby, yes including surrogacy. The emotional wreck it can leave a couple is beyond trying to explain, so, I could see both ...more
I will keep this review brief because I don't want to give anything away. I dubbed this book a trainwreck in our group read! It's far-fetched at times, sometimes to the point of being outlandish, but The Surrogate is always entertaining. And just like any trainwreck, you have to keep watching (reading) until you know just how it ends. The premise was original, and the ending was unpredictable; and those things, along with the pure entertainment, added ...more
Kat and Nick are desperate to be parents. Married 10 years and having found out that Kat can’t conceive they have decided to go the adoption route. They have tried and have failed with a couple of foreign adoption attempts and Kat is distraught. She wants nothing more than to be a mother.
She has started a new life for herself after some, as yet disclosed,major event ...more
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 ...more
The novel deals with the emotional roller coaster that a married couple, Kat and her husband Nick go through, when they have tried to become parents, and are at the point of ...more
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....
Opening at a crime scene in a ...more
My "baby" reference wasn't an accident, either; at the center of the story is a couple - Kat and Nick - who are beyond eager to have a child. Unable to conceive, they've tried, with help from Nick's friend Richard, ...more
Louise Jensen is on a roll! Three hits in a row—quite the accomplishment. Her passion shines through. The author’s previous two books reached #1 in the UK and abroad (if you have not heard).
The thriller queen returns following The Gift on my Top Books of 2016 and The Sister (2016) with her latest THE SURROGATE — her best yet!
NOTE to readers: PS. I continue to say, "I am going to keep my reviews short." That way I can write many more reviews. Right? However, ...more
This had the ingredients of so many 'surrogate gone wrong' stories, that I admittedly questioned whether I should give this one a try or not. I was pleasantly surprised that this was not the same-old surrogate story I had assumed it to be.
Although this tale started off slowly, it soon had ...more
The Surrogate by Louise Jensen is a gripping psychological thriller which keeps you intrigued till the very end. The twists and turns keep on coming with an unexpected ...more
Ever wanted something so bad you would do anything to get it?
I wanted bookcases so I nagged and nagged until the apartment was finally filled with books houses.
But what Kat wants is a baby. You can’t buy them on Amazon (yet) or make your choice among IKEA baby shelves.
The heart of The Surrogate is motherhood. What it takes, what happens when you’re denied it, when you get cast to be the woman, not the mother. But it is also so much more than that.
Louise Jensen dives so deep into the psyche of...more
Kate and Nick seem to have it all ... except for a child of their own. Two out-of-country adoptions have fallen through and Kate is heartbroken.
A reunion with a childhood friend gives her new hope.
When everyone has secrets, who do you trust? When everyone seems to lie, who do you believe?
I guarantee this one will have you riveted to your chair until the very last word on the very last page. There are so many surprising twists and turns and trying to guess the ending is impossible.... ...more
I really enjoyed Louise Jensen's writing. The writing was concise and ...more