Title: The Surrogate
Author: Louise Jensen
‘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 what meets the eye. As dangerous cracks start to appear in Kat’s perfect picture of happily-ever-after, she realises she must face her fear of the past in order to save her family…’
The Surrogate follows the story of husband and wife, Nick and Kat and how they’ve always wanted a family of their own. After years of struggling to become pregnant, Kat is desperate to become a mother.
I’ve even wanting t read this book for a while and ended up buying it in the Kindle store and I have a bit of a mixed opinion on it.
Let’s start with the good parts of this book first. The beginning immediately had me hooked and had me extremely curious as to what was going on. It sets out the mystery of the book straight from the start and sets the scene from the beginning. It doesn’t waste time in making you want to know more about the story and how the first chapter ties in with everything else.
The plot progresses at a pretty good pace. I never felt like there were parts of the book that were dragging along or that this were happening too quickly to make sense. Each chapter gives you small clues to piece together what might be going. But it never gives away enough for you to know exactly what’s going to happen.
There were some parts of the of the book however, where the plot just didn’t seem to feel like it melded together very well. It just seemed very disjointed at times. The chapters also changes from past to present quite frequently and personally, it made it more difficult for me to get into the book. The constant change in tense just made it hard to keep up with the story. I feel there could of been smoother ways to make the transitions.
The ending was something that I was slightly disappointed in but also something that I did enjoy at the same time. Disappointing because I felt that it was a little anti-climatic. After all of the build up throughout the entire book, I felt like plot fell on its face here. There were loose ends that were wrapped up and that really bothered me, However, I was not expecting the ending and I did like how I didn’t know what was going to happen. The parts that were explain did make sense to me so I can’t complain too much.
Over all, I did have a couple of issues with the book but it was still a nice enough book to read.
Rating: 3 stars