John Baker by Bianca Pheasant is Book Five in the Dark Murmurings series. This thirty-one- page short story starts out with an interesting premise. The story is about, just as the title announces, John Baker. The narrator is another being that resides inside John Baker, his conscience. As with all humans, sometimes the conscience is dominant and rules our behavior, sometimes it is ignored. This story is about a conflict inside John Baker. The outcome is not trivial. Although John can live and operate without a conscience, the reverse is not true. Without a physical being to inhabit, a conscience cannot live.