The Surrogate by Tania Carver
A Novel (Pegasus Crime)

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The arresting debut thriller, featuring a very different kind of serial killer, by international bestselling author Tania Carver.

A shocking double-murder scene greets Detective Inspector Philip Brennan when he is called to a flat in Colchester. Two women are viciously cut open and lying spread-eagled, one tied to the bed, one on the floor. The woman on the bed has had her stomach cut into and her unborn child is missing. But this is the third time Phil and his team have seen such an atrocity. Two other pregnant women have been killed in this way and their babies taken from them. No one can imagine what sort of person would want to commit such horrible crimes.

When psychologist Marina Esposito is brought in, Phil has to put aside his feelings about their shared past and get on with the job. But can they find the killer before another woman is targeted?

About Tania Carver

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Tania Carver lives in the south of England with her husband and two children. She is the author of The Surrogate, The Creeper, and Cage of Bones, all available from Pegasus Books.
Published September 17, 2009 by Sphere. 448 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Crime. Fiction

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What’s less convincing is the plodding pace at which the police move in this case, with Marina providing dubious expert input, but plenty of emotional conflict.

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When psychologist Marina Esposito, who once had an affair with Phil, contributes her profiling expertise, Marina and Phil have to be careful not to compromise the investigation as they did the last time they worked together.

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