by Peter James
An early work of Peter James before he became a master of crime stories. A supernatural thriller, it was a good read with a nod to Rosemary’s Baby. A bit creepy, with a young couple, a new house and a baby, a tale of how money can corrupt and lead to unforeseen outcomes. I am a sucker for Peter James writing so I was always going to like this but honestly, I prefer his crime writing. If you like supernatural tales then you will love this. When you think you could lose the things you love, what lengths would you go to to keep everything. Especially when your way out is offered by a charming gentleman. What could possibly go wrong?
Susan and John Carter are crazy about each other and life is perfect but for one thing – they are on the brink of financial disaster. Surely being a surrogate mother to another man’s child won’t harm such a strong relationship? Especially when the mysterious Mr Sarotzini is offering to save their home and business – everything they’ve worked for. What seems to be a perfect solution begins to feel like an impossible situation. Susan’s pregnancy is disturbingly painful but no-one will tell her why. It becomes apparent that Sarotzini wields immense power and Susan begins to doubt everything she knows. As she realises the terrifying origin of the dark forces Saratzini controls she is in fear for herself and John but most of all for her unborn baby …