Book Review-The Surrogates-Consuella Harris | Miki's Hope

Book Review-The Surrogates-Consuella Harris

Monday, September 22, 2014


I had to double check after I read this to make sure this was not a true story! The way it is written is so realistic. I was captured by this book very quickly and never lost interest.

Keith Brown, a private investigator, is contacted by a Judge to look into the deaths of 2 prominent men who died on the same day supposedly of heart attacks. The Judge has her suspicions and wants it checked out. She does tell him why she has suspicions (no I'm NOT going to tell you why!). Keith has been wanting to write a book his entire adult life and thinks this might be a great subject to write about.

Keith literally interviews each group, the Surrogates, The partners in the Lake Shore Planning Group and ultimately some of the children (now adults) several times. Each of the surrogates had her own valid reasons for becoming a surrogate. They were all able to get on with their lives until years later it is discovered that one of the surrogates had twins and nobody had been told.
For several reasons the now adult children of these women have to get in touch-those stories will both break your heart in one case and lighten it in another.

Did Keith Brown discover the mystery of the two men dying? Was it of natural causes--or was it murder? Read this 5 star book to find out!!

About the Book: (from Amazon)

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 these 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.

Read a couple of chapters here

Purchase the Book here

About the Author: from Amazon

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Consuella Harris was born in 1947 in Washington, D.C. where she grew up until 1966 when she moved to the East Cleveland, Ohio. Her career has spanned working as a Corrections Manager for the Prince George's County Detention Center and later the City of Greenbelt as a Human Resource Director where she retired. The Surrogates is her first published book in 2014 by Solstice Publishing. Previous work which was non-published were plays, lyrics and short stories. In 1967 a play, "Invisible, But I am Somebody" was produced by the local college Readers Theater for the 1977 Bicentennial Celebration. She is the mother of one child, grandmother of five children and great grandmother of two girls and resides in Greenbelt, Maryland.

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21 comments :

Erika said...

Sounds like an interesting plot. I feel curious about the surrogate with twins - were they separated to two different families? I guess we gotta read to find out ;)

Jenn said...

HmmmI think I would LOVE this book. I am bumping it to my next read.

becca said...

Sounds interesting especially if it feels like it could happen..

Czjai Reyes-Ocampo said...

This must be a well-written story, for you to think that it could have happen in real life. I'm intrigued!

savannah said...

Hmmm I'm interested to see what really happened to Keith! If it felt like a real story it must be very well written :)

Kung Phoo said...

Sounds enticing.. i bet it was murder.. he found out...

Kristy Figueroa said...

Sounds like a great read! It does sound like it could happen in real life although I'm sure this is the worse case scenario nightmare for both surrogate mothers and the parents.

Kristen Campbell said...

This one sounds a little too close to home for me right now - but I appreciate a story that is so well-written it feels real!

ReviewsSheROTE Pamela R said...

I'm drawn in after your first two sentences. Have to put in in my cart-STAT!

themommyavenger.com said...

That's cool that it was so realistic you had to double check if it was true. Sounds interesting.

Kendall Rayburn said...

Wow, sounds like there is a lot going on in this book! I love books that keep you on your toes!

Kristi Maloney said...

What an interesting story line to have a group of surrogates involved in a murder investigation. Sounds intriguing to me!

Uplifting Families said...

This sounds like a great book.

Patricia Figurski said...

Wow! Just the title makes me to want to read that book. .. Thanks for sharing.

Maria said...

Sounds so interesting! I thought this was a self help book at first! lol

Fathima Syed Ali said...

Sounds like an interesting & thrilling story, when you said that you double checked if it is a true story. It also shows the talent of Consuella Harris, as a great writer. I am going to read this for sure to know the conclusion.

Marika said...

A new TBR book for me to add to the growing stack. The story looks like just what I love to read!

Rebecca Swenor said...

This sounds like an awesome read and it does sound like a realistic story line as well. I will have to add this one. Thanks for sharing.

Katrina Gehman said...

sounds like a really good book, i will have to check it out.

Growing Up Madison said...

I love books like this that really draws you in. I remember being on my toes with a book before that I thought was actually happening. I had to set it down and come back to it because I was so scared for the hero.

Momi Glenz said...

this book sounds interesting and thanks for sharing...

 
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