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The Surrogate Audiobook

The Surrogate

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Publisher's Summary

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 realizes that she must face her fear of the past to save her family....

From the number-one best-selling author of The Sister and The Gift, this is an unputdownable psychological thriller which asks how far we will go to create our perfect family.

©2017 Louise Jensen (P)2017 Bookouture

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    Amazon Customer 03/10/2017
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    "Brilliant "

    Absolutely brilliant, can not fault this at all. Great Story, with great twists that I didn't see coming. Really enjoyed it, need more like this.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Ann D Newcastle, England 01/11/2017
    Ann D Newcastle, England 01/11/2017 Member Since 2014
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    "Problem mainly with the structure."

    I am usually fine novels moving back and forth between past and present, but it did work here. After the first few chapters, there was no real direction. Rather the book rambled back and forth between apparently disconnected issues. I expect there will be those that tie-up in the end, but I have reached 1 hour before the end and I’m losing the will to go on, having already fast forwarded several times. I also can’t engage with the main protagonist here. I don’t have to like characters to engage with them. Indeed, for me, some of the most engaging characters are pretty awful. However, I find the character of Cat to be just too wingy!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Hazel 31/10/2017
    Hazel 31/10/2017
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    "Cant believe this book was ever published"

    This book was beyond terrible. Was it written by a teenager? This is a taster of the constant drivel you will need to endure if you choose to purchase it; ' l saw a lurking shadow! my heart raced!, l felt sick and could feel my breath quicken!, my panic rose and l tried to calm my breathing, but then l noticed .....it was only the post man. I turned to go back inside but then l heard a noise. The fear in me began to rise! I felt my sweat trickle down my neck! I was sure l was going to pass out with the rising panic! Oh ...its just the cat. OH THE ANGST,!!! The narrator deserves a medal actually getting through this dogs dinner of a book. My ears still hurt and l am completely BAFFLED at the 5 star reviews. Oh and another thing a lot of the words at ends of sentences are clipped. Just bad editing and bad all round.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Ariana 20/10/2017
    Ariana 20/10/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "Poor"

    I persevered with this book only because the narrator was so good, otherwise it was a ridiculous and predictable story with pathetic clichés and phrases like “I knew what I was doing from watching ‘one born every minute’” and “I’d watched enough ‘casualty’ to know I needed to get her to the hospital”. I wouldn’t recommend this book at all. Awful.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    kay ipswich, United Kingdom 17/10/2017
    kay ipswich, United Kingdom 17/10/2017 Member Since 2014
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    "Very disappointing"

    After all the positive reviews I was expecting much more, it felt like it was too trying hard to be in the same league as other recent thrillers, but failed through having any twists and turns linked together by a weak fairly predictable storyline and with characters that I never grew to care about. I listened almost to the end but gave up during the last hour as I realised I didn’t care what happened and was relieved it was over.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Stacey K. 10/10/2017
    Stacey K. 10/10/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "Couldn't put it down"

    Amazing story. Narrator was excellent - drew me in and brought the book to life.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Christine 04/10/2017
    Christine 04/10/2017 Member Since 2015
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    "Twists Galore"

    What a book. I couldn't stop listening to this. Every time I thought I had it figured out, the rug was pulled out from under me...a Must Listen!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Marjorie Willcox Scarborough 28/10/2017
    Marjorie Willcox Scarborough 28/10/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "Unlikely"

    The book was well read and began well going back and forth from past to present.However in the middle the plot became very silly with too many unlikely incidents. It could have been riveting but became contrived & unbelievable.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Patricia 20/11/2017
    Patricia 20/11/2017 Member Since 2014
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    "worthwhile"

    loved it. kept me interested til the end. liked the 'then' and 'now' and how it was revealed.

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    Amazon Customer 18/11/2017 Member Since 2014
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    "Couldn't stop listening!"

    It's unusual to come across a storyline that is unlike any other! Would definitely recommend this book and I'll be looking for more books by the author. Excellent!

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  • Noodles
    18/11/17
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    "Decent thriller, horrible ending"

    Decent thriller, crappy ending, *spoiler alert* The title character is a 'boo hop poor me' whiner plus a beast of a narcissist who wins out in the end.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Luccia Gray
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    13/11/17
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    "A thrilling page turner"

    Once again Louise Jensen weaves an intricate thriller with plenty of suspense, twists and turns. Kat, Nick, Lisa and Richard all have unspeakable guilty secrets, which keeps readers on our toes right to the drammatic end and surprising epilogue. Family secrets, violence, lies, misunderstandings and betrayal in a novel in which everyone has plenty of dark secrets to hide. It is told mostly by Lisa in the present tense which makes events feel real and urgent. The writing is brilliant,. I love the author's use of metaphor and the brilliant way we look into the characters' minds and motivations. Especially for lovers of complex and suspenseful contemporary, family dramas and psychological thrillers.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Theresa
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    "The surrogate"

    Hang in there it starts slow but boy oh boy twisted
    It keeped me hanging o

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Pam Wooten
    09/11/17
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    "it gets better"

    starts out slow and boring, by middle of the book i was hooked , i could not wait for the next thing.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Layla Mabbitt
    08/11/17
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    "Wow !"

    I really had to soak this book in, it was intense. The ending was perfect for a psychological thriller. This is so far her best book.☆☆☆☆☆Totally worth the credit.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    07/11/17
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    "great read until the very end"

    this book was suspenseful, great read, until the end. I felt the end was lackluster and rushed.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Casey Leonard
    02/11/17
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    "Thought it would be predictable, but it was just weird."

    At first I thought it was a pretty predictable story about a surrogate getting revenge on an old friend. But it twisted and changed and just got weird. I could’ve done without the west side story that, it just didn’t fit and seem like it was just stuck in there. Without spoilers the ending was disappointing and had a lot of holes. The narrator was great, but the story was lacking, the characters were weak, and the ending was just horrible.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • momof2kyds
    26/10/17
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    "Loved it!!!"

    Not at all what I expected and I mean that in a good way!! I found myself with my jaw hanging open more than once as I listened to the many twists and turns. I thoroughly enjoyed the story and the narrator as she really kept the story alive with her tone. I will say that I listened to it at X1.5 speed because some of her pauses were really long, but the change in speed made it perfect!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Kellie
    24/10/17
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    "Ehhhhh"

    This was an okay read..... wasn’t really impressed. I felt the same with “The Sister”.... Not sure if I really like this author. The twists could have been better. No jaw droppers for me. *Shrugs

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    23/10/17
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    "loved it!"

    suspense, gripping, cant put down listen. going to see what other books this author has!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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