Lost You is a thriller about the dangers of using surrogacy as a way to have a child.
Libby can’t have a child. Her husband, Mason, is fine with adopting. However, after four years on a waiting list, the couple start looking for a surrogate. Using an expensive surrogacy matching service, a surrogate named Anna is found. Anna is a young waitress desperate for a new start in life. The $75,000 for having Mason’s baby plus living expenses seems like a chance of a lifetime. Then, all three of their lives spiral downward.
The beginning of Lost You is fast-paced. It opens a door into the shady world of paid surrogacy. Unfortunately, the book then slows down the pace to a crawl. It feels like it takes nine months in real time to get to the birth. Once there, it picks up again. But it was a case of too little, too late for me. By that point, I disliked all the characters and figured they deserved whatever horrible end the author had in store for them.
If you have an interest in either side of surrogacy, then you might like this book. It just wasn’t for me. 3 stars.
Thanks to Crown Publishing and NetGalley for a copy in exchange for my honest review.