The Surrogate by Louise Jensen


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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…


There is nothing that hooks me more with psychological thrillers than when a past tragedy is alluded to right off the bat, but you have no idea what actually happened. And Louise Jensen is a master at this. This twisting of time and space and trying to figure out what happened when.

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 makes me heated which is a good sign that you’re heavily invested in these characters and actually care what happens to them. But then the author flips the script and was everything you thought to be true really true?

This book just gets better and better as it goes on and really picks up a little more than halfway though. There are so many twists and turns, chapter ending cliffhangers, biting of nails…Jensen is a masterful thriller author and I am 100% a fan.

Thank you to Netgalley, Louise Jensen and Bookouture for a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

4 stars.


  1. Holly B / Dressedtoread · October 9, 2017

    I’m so glad I just requested this (couldn’t overlook all the reviews!) and got approved! Great review!


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