Troubador Surrogate

Released: 28/07/2020

ISBN: 9781800460157

eISBN: 9781838596262

Format: Paperback/eBook

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The calm, comfortable lives of middle-class professionals in a prosperous cathedral city are about to be disrupted by powerful passions, the revelation of secrets and the abduction of a child.  


Louise Bryant is a devout Catholic who works as a charity shop manager. She is married to Edward, a teacher, and is desperate for a baby. Edward’s infertility leads her, against the wishes of her priest, to ask Edward’s brother, Ben, a boyishly handsome young lawyer, to be a sperm donor. Their attempts to bring about Louise’s pregnancy lead them into a full affair. When a child, Sammy is born Louise and Edward raise him as their own. But dark, bitter secrets fester amongst their family, colleagues and friends, and when Sammy is taken from Louise in a public park, the story lurches into nightmare, a nightmare that can only be resolved by a young, ambitious, risk-taking police detective sergeant, Tim Laughland. Unimpressed by his superior, Laughland sets out to explore the tensions amongst the Bryant family on his own. 

In a pacey gripping series of successful and unsuccessful suicide attempts, shocking revelations and accusations, the complex confusion of lies and secrets is laid bare, bringing the story to a sudden dramatic conclusion.

Alan will give a talk on his book and other projects at LEAMINGTON LIBRARY AND MUSEUM, THE PARADE Leamington Spa on FRIDAY JANUARTY 2016 at 1p.m., when copies of the book will be available.

Ann Parsons wrote: We found it a good read- well told, a story that held ones attention until the end.
It had a really believable plot and all the characters very lifelike.
Very enjoyable.

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