The Birthing House

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Little, Brown Book Group, Jan 1, 2009 - Fiction - 416 pages
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When Conrad Harrison impulse-buys a big old house in Wisconsin, his wife Jo doesn't share his enthusiasm, reluctant at the idea of leaving their LA life - so Conrad is left to set up their new home as she ties up loose ends at work. But Conrad's new purchase is not all that it seems. Soon Conrad is hearing the ghostly wailing of a baby in the night, seeing blood on the floor and being haunted by a woman who looks exactly like Jo. With his wife away, Conrad becomes obsessed by the pregnant girl next door, Nadia, who claims to be a victim of the evil in the house. The crying leads him to a bricked-up body, and the mystery of the Birthing House unravels, pulling in Jo, Nadia and leading Conrad to a nightmarish conclusion...

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User Review  - ChristineEllei - LibraryThing

Another house, this time more “possessed” than haunted. It was a reasonably fresh idea, but I felt there was too much extraneous character development, some really interesting ideas that were ... Read full review

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User Review  - Rumpeltje - LibraryThing

Not as scary as I thought it would be, but a good effort for a first time novelist. The characters are rounded and you can sympathize with them and the concept of the Birthing House is interesting. It ... Read full review

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About the author (2009)

Christopher Ransom was born and went to university in Colorado, but moved to New York and then LA with his wife to pursue various careers such as selling ads for media magazines and screenwriting. They then bought a 140-year-old birthing house in Wisconsin, where he wrote this, his first novel.

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