Pub Date 19 Jun 2015
A striking psychological thriller. Why is a woman bottle-feeding a baby on the 8th floor of an abandoned tower block? And why are children disappearing? Claire adventures out from her marriage and new home to track down the answers.
"Welcome to suburbia: everyone has a secret.” D. D. Johnston’s The Secret Baby Room is a tense and compelling psychological thriller. A sinister, decaying tower block looms over Claire Wilson’s new home, and she feels driven to uncover its secrets before they are hidden forever by the building’s impending demolition. As her own life falls apart, she risks everything in her quest. It’s an investigation that leads her not only towards the dark knowledge of past crimes but towards an understanding of the damaged lives of those around her. 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. – Lee Horsley, author of The Noir Thriller
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