Tuesday, September 30, 2014
The Surrogates by Consuella Harris
The deaths of two prominent businessmen on the same day of heart attacks is at first declared to be of natural causes. No investigation happens until a former law clerk hires an investigator to check into those murders, and the connection to the Lake Shore Parenting Group.
Three women became surrogate mothers through this group and their children were adopted by five couples. Once the information about their births is revealed to them, it sets in motion events none had anticipated.
The investigation into these families, their lives, and those behind the events changes everything they believe. Yet, there is still a murderer on the loose, unless the intrepid investigator can bring that person to justice. (taken from the back of the book)
I really enjoyed reading this book. It made me feel like I was the one telling the story. As someone who has had difficulty conceiving, this topic really interested me. I got so wrapped up in each woman's story that I forgot that the book was a mystery. I loved how the author told each woman's story and made you feel the way each one felt upon making her decision, for whatever reason. I did not see the twist in the story coming that caused the two men to die. I remember audibly gasping when I discovered what the motive was and who did it. I felt connected with each of these women, families, and the surrogate children. It just showed me how ultimately powerful greed can truly be.
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