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The SurrogateThe Surrogate by Louise Jensen

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

3.5 Stars ~ Brenda’s Sisters Review

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.

Louise Jensen does an excellent job of leading us all down this suspenseful path of hidden secrets leaving a few clues that had a couple of us taking a different turn than the others and figuring out a twist but quickly joined the rest to the end of this twisty story.

The unbelievability police did show up for this one but quickly suspended their disbelief and enjoyed this just for the fun of it story. We recommend.

Thank you so much to NetGalley, Bookouture, and Louise Jensen for the opportunity to read a copy of this book in exchange for a review.


Norma’s Review

4.5 stars rounded down to 4!

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 anticipation all the way to the quite surprising and off the rails ending. The ending was so unexpected that I didn’t even see it coming.

LOUISE JENSEN delivers quite the intriguing story here with so many secrets and twists with chapter ending cliffhangers to make this a quick and easy read. I did have one slight issue that had me questioning the way things wrapped up for one of the characters though as it seemed a little far-fetched but it did not affect my enjoyment or how entertaining this book was for me though. I actually really enjoy suspending disbelief and that has me questioning a character’s behaviour or actions while I am reading it as long as it is full of surprises and ends up making sense to me in the end then I am able to go with the flow and just enjoy the story for what it is.

To sum it all up it was an enjoyable, exciting, fast-paced, and an entertaining read with an unexpected and surprising ending. I don’t think this story was at all predictable. Would highly recommend!!

Thank you so much to NetGalley, Bookouture, and Louise Jensen for the opportunity to read a copy of this book in exchange for a review.


Lindsay’s Review

3 stars. This was one wild and crazy ride – wow!

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 suspenseful way that I was able to set aside my “believability police” radar and simply enjoy this shocking and twisty story.

The characters were interesting even though not fully believable and realistic. I was curious to see how things would play out for each person. It was a quick, easy and entertaining psychological thriller.

I had the pleasure of reading this along with my Traveling Sisters Norma, Brenda, Kaceey, Holly B, Susanne, Berit, Mary Beth and Jennifer. We had some interesting discussions on this one.

A big thank you to NetGalley, Bookouture and Louise Jensen for providing an ARC in exchange for an honest review!


Kaceey’s Review

The desperation to be a mother. What lengths would someone go to fulfill that dream?

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 estranged from for the past 10 years. Surely it’s just written in the stars that they would run into each other? There couldn’t possibly be another reason that Lisa just showed up with this generous offer after all this time?

“We always get what we deserve”

Wow, this thriller was as twisty as a corkscrew. I couldn’t imagine how all the pieces were going to come together. Yet the last 20% was an explosion of mayhem, and the hits just kept coming one after another like aftershocks in an earthquake.

Louise Jensen delivers an incredible psychological thriller that will keep you reading late into the night (it sure did for me). Since thrillers are my go-to genre, I like to think I can usually guess most twists along the way. Well…not this time! In fact, I don’t think I got a single one correct in this whole book! Wow! That may be a first for me!

A traveling sister read with Brenda, Norma, Susanne, Mary Beth, Holly, Lindsay, Jennifer and Berit.

Thank you to NetGalley, Bookouture and Louise Jensen for a copy to read and review.


10 thoughts on “Traveling Sisters Review: The Surrogate by Louise Jensen #travelingsistersread #BookReview @Fab_fiction @bookouture @NetGalley

  1. Susanne Strong says:

    Ladies!! Love your reviews! This was one crazy read. I had so much fun reading this book with you and can’t wait for you next read together.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you so much, Susanne! I loved reading this fun story with you as well! I always look forward to reading with you! 🙂


  2. Holly B / Dressedtoread says:

    Great thoughts on a fun read ladies!!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thanks so much, Holly! I absolutely loved reading this one with you! 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  3. Lots of great thoughts! Great reviews ❤️

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thanks so much, Deanna! 🙂


  4. Lindsay says:

    This was a fun one! Loved reading with you sisters!! xo

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Loved reading this one with you too, Lindsay! 🙂


  5. janb37 says:

    Too bad the believability police made an appearance (lol) but I know you ladies enjoyed reading with each other. I enjoyed your group review! 😊

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you so much, Jan! Hahaha @ believability police! I really enjoyed this one even though the believability police made an appearance. 😊


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