Surrogate mother Shelby McDougall just fell for the biggest con of all — a scam that risks her life — and the lives of her unborn twins.
Twenty-three-year-old Shelby McDougall is facing a mountain of student debt and a memory she’d just as soon forget. An ad in Rolling Stone for a surrogate mother offers her a way to erase the loans and right her karmic place in the cosmos. Within a month, she’s signed a contract, relocated to Santa Cruz, California, and started fertility treatments.
But intended parents Jackson and Diane Entwistle have their own agenda — one that has nothing to do with diapers and lullabies. With her due date looming, and the clues piling up, Shelby must save herself and her twins.
As she uses her wits to survive, Shelby learns the real meaning of the word “family”.
In full disclosure, I purchased Due Date when it first came out from another publisher because the author is a friend and colleague of mine. This is what we do: we support each other in our artistic endeavors. I am pleased to have been involved in giving Due Date a new lease on life with a new edition and wonderful new cover.
If you enjoy mysteries that involve ordinary people trying to deal with extraordinary events, this is a book you will want to check out. You’ll also want to check out her related short story “Treasure Hunt”, available as a free download.