BOOK REVIEW: The Birthing House

Posted on July 7, 2009. Filed under: 1 |

The Birthing HouseThe Birthing House by Christopher Ransom is a psychological thriller that will play games with your mind. This story centers around Conrad Harrison and his wife Joanna. Living in Los Angeles has almost caused this young couple to divorce. Conrad decides to make a fresh start in Wisconsin when he is charmed by an old Victorian in the small town of Black Earth. When the previous owner drops off a photo album of the house’s history, a horrible chain reaction of events is set in place.

The secondary characters of Nadia Gum and Eddie make the story crackle with excitement as the pregnant girl next door and her abusive boyfriend who come in contact with Conrad. It is left to the reader to decide whether the house actually has a ghost or if living in a birthing house was enough to send Conrad over the edge.

With the understanding that this story is more of a mental shake-up rather than being physically scary this book is recommended to those who like the scare of dark corners. Mentally, it packs quite a punch. There are rather vivid images to deal with. This book is recommended as a do not miss for the scare genre. Pregnant women beware!

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