Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction, Crime, Thrillers & True Crime, Crime & Thrillers
Hardback Published on: 01/04/2021
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Great potential
Interesting story line but not fully capitalised on. Range of rather unlikeable affluent characters portraying themselves as underprivileged, guaranteed t... READ MORE
It's amazing how far a mother's love will go
I read this novel in a day. The story of pregnancy and surrogacy is always something I pick up as I was a midwife in a former life. But it was so much more... READ MORE
Not A Thriller (but still a good read)
I thought this was a psychological thriller and I started reading it expecting that. It is way more psychological than it is thriller, and once I had made ... READ MORE
Kristina at Manchester Deansgate
"A sense of impending doom"
I loved this novel! This is a story that begins as an exploration of mothers and daughters, and the pain of infertility, but it soon ratchets up the dram... READ MORE
Helen at Scarborough


'An absolute belter of a page-turner' HEAT'A fantastic book club choice' PRIMAWould you have a baby for your daughter?Ruth has the life she always wanted - stellar career, loving family, beautiful home - but now, with an empty nest, and heading towards 55, she feels restless. Then her daughter is told that she will never be able to conceive, and Ruth discovers that, with the right dose of hormones, she could carry a child for her daughter. At first Ruth is buoyed with a new sense of purpose, but her daughter can't contain her corrosive envy, and then long-buried secrets from the past resurface. What begins a simple gift becomes something darker and more complicated - and something for which Ruth is willing to risk everything...'Gripping' COSMOPLITAN'Full of drama . . . as much about womanhood as it is about motherhood' GUARDIAN'Compulsive' KATE HAMER'Clever and compelling. I loved it' JANE SHEMILT

  • Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
  • ISBN: 9780349013770
  • Number of pages: 384
  • Weight: 620g
  • Dimensions: 242 x 160 x 34 mm

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Thank you to the publishers for this early review copy. This book completely hooked me in, I have given up many hours sleep to read this as it was simply f... READ MORE
Fiona Sharp
You won’t be able to put this down
I hadn’t read anything about this novel and I found it a real page-turner. Told from the perspectives of all the members of the family, it’s about what hap... READ MORE
Fantastic Read
I loved this book. It was one of those that draws you in and keeps you page turning when you know you shouldn't as you have other things to do, but it was ... READ MORE
June  Bottomer
Surrogacy within the family - a fascinating and cautionary tale
WOW! This title would make a brilliant reading group book. The story starts with the sadness known by many of being unable to carry your own babies and the... READ MORE
Dana Farren
Superb read. I couldn't put it down
This book was nothing short of superb and had me hooked from the very beginning. The story centres around the complex family relationships between Ruth, Ad... READ MORE
Carol Barnes
Surrogate by Susan Spindler
A compelling read with many twists and turns that lead to a gripping end. LD
Lesley Delaney
ARC Review
Ruth Furnival is a successful television executive with a perfect life: a nice house in London, a lawyer husband and two grown-up daughters. But at 54, wit... READ MORE
Ruth Furnival has built the life she always dreamed of: a stellar career in television, a lovely home, a lawyer husband and two grown-up daughters. But at ... READ MORE
Sarah Louise Griffiths
Thought provoking
Ruth Furnival is a 54 year old mother of two girls, Lauren and Alex. She has been married to Adam for many years and both have successful careers. When Lau... READ MORE
Celia Short