The Secret Baby Room
D.D. Johnston
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Apr 05, 2020 - 13:19 PM By D.D. Johnston

A stunning new psychological thriller Claire Wilson knows what she saw on the eighth floor of a derelict tower block, a woman was bottle feeding a baby But why would anyone take a baby into a boarded up tower block And why are children disappearing In an area of Manchester plagued by unexplained tragedies, Claire s only allies are a pagan witch, a wild child party girA stunning new psychological thriller Claire Wilson knows what she saw on the eighth floor of a derelict tower block, a woman was bottle feeding a baby But why would anyone take a baby into a boarded up tower block And why are children disappearing In an area of Manchester plagued by unexplained tragedies, Claire s only allies are a pagan witch, a wild child party girl, and a husband with too many secrets Johnston offers us a wonderfully gripping read, but also a compassionate and moving story of people struggling to survive at the margins of a rapidly changing city Crimeculture
  • Title: The Secret Baby Room
  • Author: D.D. Johnston
  • ISBN: 9781909954182
  • Page: 174
  • Format: Paperback

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Jay Apr 05, 2020 - 13:19 PM
This copy kindly provided by NetGalley on behalf of the publishernot what I was expecting took me a while to get into it, and then I'm not sure if I began to read quicker because I needed to know what happened or because I just wanted it finished.overall it wasn't really a bad story. I liked the concept that if enough people tell you enough times that something is true you will start to believe it even though you know that they're wrong. very small piece of the story, but one that I really enjoy [...]
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Anna Janelle Apr 05, 2020 - 13:19 PM
A paranoia-packed, nail-biting thriller that will have you questioning what is real and what may just be delusion, The Secret Baby Room is a modern-day Rosemary's Baby that kept THIS pregnant reader perched on the edge of her seat. Newly unemployed and freshly-uprooted newlywed, Claire Wilson, has too much time on her hands. Alongside her husband, Dan, she's moved into unfamiliar territory, becoming a new homeowner in what she perceives to be an unwelcoming neighborhood. When she spots a woman h [...]
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Martin Randall Apr 05, 2020 - 13:19 PM
This novel blends a number of genres into its 283 pages and as such the text is brimming with ideas, social comment, satire, compelling plot and many examples of fine writing. Because of this literary hybridity it's maybe tempting, at first, to think that 'The Secret Baby Room' is somehow trying to pack in too many themes and plot developments but by the end (a satisfying and psychologically astute climax), it's clear that the author has been in control of the novel's complexity all along.There [...]
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Gill James Apr 05, 2020 - 13:19 PM
D.D. Johnston wrote to my colleague at the University of Salford to ask if he could come and talk to our students. We had a Masters creative writing workshop that seemed to fit well. I was running it that evening. He had a Power Point presentation – but didn’t trust our technology so he showed it as a series of A4 flash cards. It worked. There were also lots of questions from the students. It made for an inspiring class. I bought the book. None of the students did. It is published by a small [...]
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Kim Apr 05, 2020 - 13:19 PM
Clare and her husband have recently moved to Manchester with his job, leaving Clare still to job hunt. She realises that she knows no one in Manchester and it might be a lonely place to be. She’s hiding a heartbreak that reveals itself during the book. She decides to introduce herself to the neighbours who turn out to be a quirky set! One side is a white witch and the other is a girl who still parties hard. One evening she sees a mother holding a baby in the deserted and due to be demolished t [...]
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Linda Strong Apr 05, 2020 - 13:19 PM
This is a horror story. I don't do horror very well.Short blurb couple moves into new neighborhood and it seems like the place is jinxed every woman there has lost a baby or child. And of course, this couple wants to have a baby.I think I was hoping for a The Hand That Rocks The Cradle vs Rosemary's Baby. And while Rosemary's Baby was okay I just could not finish this book.The cover and title drew me in . I think anyone who really likes horror would like this one.My thanks to NetGalley and Pu [...]
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Viola Apr 05, 2020 - 13:19 PM
This is a really good summer read. The previous book I’d read by D.D. Johnston was The Deconstruction of Professor Thrub. This is a very different sort of book. I suppose I’d expected at least some of the experimentation, philosophy and trickery that he served with Thrub. But instead The Secret Baby Room is a traditional narrative - and a very satisfying one at that. The Deconstruction of Professor Thrub is the sort of book that makes your mind expand until you get a headache, but The Secret [...]
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Jantine Kampes Apr 05, 2020 - 13:19 PM
At the start I found this book quite hard to get into, but when halfway the story got working it's way, oh boy was it great! It's a shame it wasn't as great from the start, but the second half certainly made up for it.I received a free copy through Netglley in return for an honest review.
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Tania Godwin-evans Apr 05, 2020 - 13:19 PM
This is my first novel by this author. Whist the main theme of the book can be red at one level there are in face multiple levels of this novel and indeed the characters themselves.I was interested in the premise of this book yet I found it quite hard to get into. I prefer books that grab me from the get go and don’t release me from their grip until the final word. In contrast, I suppose like any good psychological book, this is slow to boil. But once it gets going it rolls along quite well.Th [...]
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Kristina Apr 05, 2020 - 13:19 PM
The Secret Baby Room by D. D. Johnston is supposed to be a British psychological thriller. I found it to be a very strange novel. Claire and Dan Wilson have just moved into a new home in Manchester (not far from where Dan grew up). Their home is in the shadow of an apartment building (they call it tower block) that is going to be demolished. Claire lost a baby several months before moving and is still getting over the loss. Claire’s new neighbors are very interesting. Morgana Cox is married wi [...]
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Edmund Hurst Apr 05, 2020 - 13:19 PM
The Secret Baby Room, by D.D. Johnstone, is a mixture of both thriller and mystery. The novel follows the story of Claire Wilson, a young woman struggling to adapt to her new home in Manchester. Unpacking one morning, she notices a young woman in the window of an abandoned tower block, feeding a baby and from that simple image, her curiosity leads her deeper into the tangled lives of her neighbours and her new neighbourhood, where children disappear.A quintessential ‘British’ novel, complete [...]
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E. Apr 05, 2020 - 13:19 PM
“The Secret Baby Room” by D.D. Johnston is a mystery that centers around Claire Wilson, who has moved to Manchester with her husband and becomes enmeshed in a series of issues with her neighbors. A mysterious graffiti artist is tagging a disconcerting image of a baby, a woman and baby are seen in an ostensibly abandoned building, and a campaign to halt demolition as well as get a telephone mast removed all seem designed to convince the Wilsons that their new neighborhood is not going to be a [...]
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Claire Apr 05, 2020 - 13:19 PM
There's an odd mix of people living in the close where The Secret baby Room is set - Morgana, the hippie Mother Earth type, with her husband Adrian and their two children Moonchild and Unity, Lianne the twenty something year old single and living the single life good and proper. And then there is the apparently normal couple of Claire and Dan who have moved to Manchester for a fresh start.I did think Claire had lost the plot with her obsession with a baby in the tower. At points I thought it was [...]
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JaVone Bentley Apr 05, 2020 - 13:19 PM
The Secret Baby Room Claire and her husband Dan move to Manchester In hopes of a new start. However, within a few days of moving there Claire finds something suspicious. Follow Claire and her quirky neighbors on a journey to decide if Claire is losing her mind or if there really is a secret baby room.The only reason I kept reading this novel is because I wanted to know what was going on, so in a sense it was suspenseful. Did it have me on the edge of my seat? No. It seemed that the story line wa [...]
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Gabija August Apr 05, 2020 - 13:19 PM
I attended the book launch of the newest D D Johnson’s book The Secret Baby Room. It was a really interesting evening with the author himself. He talked about what struggles he had met in his life, and how that did not stop him from becoming an author.During the event D D Johnson guided the audience through a writing process of his new book, and talked about the inspiration behind it. The second part of the talk was advice on how to make story telling more compelling.The author had very creati [...]
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Lilac Reviews Apr 05, 2020 - 13:19 PM
You can't deny that the title of the book in conjunction with the genre is a bit creepy. I did play with blocks like on the cover of this novel. Did you once upon a time?The writing in this novel is solid, but the tension could have been improved upon. Characters are flawed but well drawn. Many might say they didn't like the husband, but Claire contributed to the lackluster marriage in my opinion too. "Claire couldn't think what colour Dan's eyes were." When a new neighbor says "He's nice." Clai [...]
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Mark Gardner Apr 05, 2020 - 13:19 PM
I had some difficulty reading The Secret Baby Room. I usually don’t have any problems reading books written in the Queen’s English, but there was so much British slang and some dialog that didn’t seem quite right to my American ear. I used the ‘look up’ function of my kindle a lot, and there were a few words that I had to do Internet searches to find out what it meant.Another issue I had with the story was I just couldn’t like the protagonist enough to care what happened to her. I’ [...]
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Rebecca If Only I Could Read Faster Apr 05, 2020 - 13:19 PM
I had quite high hopes for this book but in the main the book failed to meet them. The concept is interesting and some of the characters in the book are unique (mainly a neighbour). I found The Secret Baby Room quite hard to get into, I like a book to draw me in quickly and this didn't do that. I felt that it was well written and I did want to know what was happening and whether Claire did see what she thought she saw in the tower block, or whether she was seeing things as many seemed to think, [...]
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Julie Apr 05, 2020 - 13:19 PM
I received this book for free from the giveaways. I liked the ideas that formed the bases and the twists of the plot. The story kept interesting throughout even though there weren't any surprising twists. The ending to the story was nicely tied up but very predictable. The book itself is very well written. The characters are very likeable.The book advertises to be a 'psychological thriller' but to me it feels to weak to be one. Although the ideas in the book were good they just needed to be wri [...]
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The Secret Baby Room By D.D. Johnston A stunning new psychological thriller Claire Wilson knows what she saw on the eighth floor of a derelict tower block, a woman was bottle feeding a baby But why would anyone take a baby into a boarded up tower block And why are children disappearing In an area of Manchester plagued by unexplained tragedies, Claire s only allies are a pagan witch, a wild child party girA stunning new psychological thriller Claire Wilson knows what she saw on the eighth floor of a derelict tower block, a woman was bottle feeding a baby But why would anyone take a baby into a boarded up tower block And why are children disappearing In an area of Manchester plagued by unexplained tragedies, Claire s only allies are a pagan witch, a wild child party girl, and a husband with too many secrets Johnston offers us a wonderfully gripping read, but also a compassionate and moving story of people struggling to survive at the margins of a rapidly changing city Crimeculture

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