The Surrogate by Louise Jenson is a contemporary psychological thriller that will have you on the edge of your seat as your heart races to the conclusion – definitely a ‘wow, wow, wow’ moment. I really did not spot the ending coming.
As I read The Surrogate I prided myself that I ‘knew’ exactly what was happening – how wrong was I?! Louise Jenson cleverly drew me in before releasing me down a dead end road. She is a very talented author and I have the utmost respect for her ability to weave a tale.
The action alternates between ‘now’ and ‘then’ from differing points of view. It is all very cleverly done.
The novel is about truth and lies, love and loss with the past intruding on the present. “The cold, bony fingers of the past are reaching out to me.” The past still has the power to affect lives.
There is an overwhelming, all consuming passion for a baby. It is surprising the lengths that some characters will go to in the pursuit.
There is also a great sacrificial love – a love that really does give it all.
I love Louise Jenson’s books. They grip me, entertain me and consume me with her masterful story telling ability. A really fabulous read.