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An exciting story, but with predictable characters...
on July 26, 2007
The Surrogate is a story of a young woman with financial problems contracting with a rich family as a surrogate mother to produce a baby. She finds that there are deeper mysteries and hidden motivations during the pregnancy, hightails it away from the isolation she agreed to, and tries to escape the family's wrath, baby in tow.
It is intense, a well-paced story, and a believable rendition of a frantic surrogate on the run.
The bad guy, however, is the classic ultra-rich, orders people killed, has hitmen always around to do his bidding, women on command, government in his pocket, et cetera, kind of guy. In other words, he is hard to escape. Use an ATM or make a phone call? You are located. Stay too long at one place? The black vans show up.
This is a nifty story about the concerns and trials of a surrogate working with a very weird family. The weirdness of the family detracts from the story. Consider this book briefly entertaining.