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Surrogate

Surrogate

‘An absolute “up-all-night” compulsive read’ KATE HAMER

‘Clever and compelling. I loved it’ JANE SHEMILT


THERE’S NOTHING LIKE A MOTHER’S LOVE…

Ruth is a successful television executive with a seemingly perfect life: a nice house in London, a lawyer husband and two grown-up daughters. But at 54, with an empty nest and the menopause behind her, she feels restless and dissatisfied.

After multiple rounds of failed IVF, her eldest daughter Lauren has been told that the only chance for her and her husband to have their own child is surrogacy. So when Ruth discovers that, with the right dose of hormones, she could carry their baby, out of desperation they agree.

At first Ruth is buoyed up by her sense of purpose, but as the pregnancy progresses, long-buried events from her past resurface – and Lauren can’t contain her corrosive envy. Isolated and alone, Ruth starts to unravel, and what started as an act of altruism begins to seem like an atonement for which she is willing to risk everything.

‘A brilliantly structured, fast-paced and addictively compelling read. I loved the ending most of all’ RACHEL JOYCE

‘Moving and exciting and moral – immensely intelligent’ TESSA HADLEY
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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Crime & Mystery

On Sale: 1st April 2021

Price: £14.99

ISBN-13: 9780349013770

Reviews

A brilliantly structured, fast-paced and addictively compelling read. I loved the ending most of all
Rachel Joyce
A piercingly honest view of the flesh and blood of women's lives and the imperfect tangles of family relationships. These real, believable and maddeningly blind characters make us feel for them more and more as the story gathers pace towards a brilliant heart-stopping conclusion
Maggie Gee
Unsparingly probes to the messy heart of mother/ daughter relationships. Clever and compelling. I loved it
Jane Shemilt
A darkly humorous, thoughtful and thought provoking novel, along with being an absolute "up all night" compulsive read. I loved it
Kate Hamer
Moving and exciting and moral - immensely intelligent
Tessa Hadley
A fascinating, compulsive and quietly transgressive novel that casts a keen, exacting eye over the dynamics of a family in extremis
Jessica Moor, author of Keeper