Someone Else's Baby

A gripping, twisty psychological thriller

    • 4.3 • 23 Ratings
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Publisher Description

'It grips you from the beginning and it's so hard to put down...fantastic and highly recommended' (5 stars) Netgalley reviewer

She gave away her children. Now she wants them back.

knows how it feels to desperately want a baby. As a child, seeing her mum devastated by losing her longed-for babies, Charlotte wished another woman could give her mother what she so craved.

Now Charlotte’s a mum herself, and knowing how much love her daughter, Alice, brings into her life, she vows to help others achieve their dreams of becoming a parent.

When she meets Malcolm and Brenda on a surrogacy website, it seems that she's found the perfect couple. In their late forties, they have wealth and a enviable life, but there’s just one thing missing – a child of their own.

When Charlotte falls pregnant with twins, the couple are overjoyed. And while Charlotte’s heart breaks as she hands them over, her reward is knowing how much happiness the two tiny babies are going to bring into their life.

But are Malcolm and Brenda all they seem? As secrets become unravelled, Charlotte is forced to face that she has handed her babies over to virtual strangers. And when Malcolm and Brenda disappear without a trace, Charlotte is plunged into a frantic search for the babies she carried – before it’s too late…

A gripping psychological thriller with a heart stopping ending – readers of The Girl on the Train, Rachel Abbott and C.L Taylor will not want to put this down…

Praise for Someone Else’s Baby:

‘Wow what a debut! This is a first class psychological thriller that will have you dropping everything… I was on the edge of my
seat the whole time
Once Upon A Book Blog

‘Once the action picks up, it doesn’t stop until the very end, and I was rapidly flipping the pages trying to find
out what was going to happen next!
’ (5 stars) (e) Book Nerd

This is a fast paced and tension packed psychological thriller…if you like a thriller with an emotion packed
plot then you will love this’ The Bookwormery

‘Boy, it is one hell of a read. I absolutely loved it…I couldn’t put the book down…I would definitely recommend this book to other readers’ (5 stars) Ginger Book Geek

'A story which hooked me from beginning to end...I couldn't remember ever being so excited by a book'
(5 stars) Netgalley reviewer

'Tense, heart stopping and completely gripping - Ruby Speechley is one to watch.' Angela Clarke, author of On My Life

'A thriller that will keep you guessing the entire time!...Ruby Speechley has a talent for writing and I cannot wait to read more!' (5 stars) Netgalley reviewer

‘Ruby Speechley weaves a page-turning tale about a compelling subject. Be prepared to sit up into the night to finish it!’ Kate Hamer, author of The Girl in the Red Coat

'What a fantastic debut thriller, loved every page, very well written and I couldn't put it down' (5 stars) Netgalley reviewer

'A gripping debut on a fascinating subject - compulsive, emotional and thought-provoking.' Roz Watkins, author of Dead Man's Daughter

'The storyline is moving and compelling - it kept me turning the pages late into the night. A pacy yet emotional psychological thriller with an unexpected and deeply satisfying ending.' Susan Elliot-Wright, author of The Flight of Cornelia Blackwood

'I loved this enthralling psychological thriller...A great debut read and I look forward to reading more from this author' (5 stars) Netgalley reviewer

'A suspenseful tale which kept me reading until the not-so-early morning hours...I devoured it in a single sitting' Netgalley reviewer

Crime & Thrillers
25 July
Hera Books Ltd

Customer Reviews

KkristinM ,

Thoroughly gripping read!

I really was captivated from beginning to end. What an incredible story!

Scottish mama 155 ,

Someone else’s baby



Marns17 ,

A Stunning Debut

Wow what a debut! This is a first class psychological thriller that will have you dropping everything. I am still blown away that this is Ruby’s debut novel. There are very few books from a first time author that keep me engaged right from the get go wanting more and more. I felt a connection with the story and with Ruby’s writing straight away. I definitely had a book hangover after I finished this one!

The plot of the book is very compelling and an intriguing one. The subject of surrogacy is extremely well researched and this story shows the darker side to it which is not something that we often hear about. It is not a subject that I have actively read up on, so Ruby does a great job in also educating the reader at the same time.

The characters have been brought to life on the page beautifully, even the unlikable ones and they are all very well written and developed. A great job has been done in making you feel what the characters are going through, at each point in the story, from elation to utmost fear and panic as the story progresses.

The standout character for me was definitely Charlotte. A selfless woman helping a couple unable to have children fulfil their dream. It made me think about the women that do this in the real world and they should be commended. It would take a very special person to be able to do this.

I loved the effortless style of writing, where Ruby kept me enthralled throughout with short snappy chapters that kept the pace of the book flowing, which makes this an easy and enjoyable read. I was on the edge of my seat the whole time reading this.

Ruby has created a unique story that I throughly enjoyed and which I highly recommend. I look forward to reading more of Ruby’s work and I will wait impatiently for the release of her next book! As I have seen other’s say and which I completely agree with, is that Ruby is definitely an author to watch out for and she is a rising star in the psychological thriller genre.

Thank-you to NetGalley, Hera Books and Ruby Speechley for allowing me to read an advance copy of Someone Else’s Baby, which I have reviewed honestly and voluntarily.

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