Editorial Reviews. Review. “Hard to put down and very moving.” Sun. About the Author Ghost Child – Kindle edition by Caroline Overington. Download it once. There were no obvious signs of trauma, but the child, Jacob, died the next day. The story made Review – GHOST CHILD, Caroline Overington. Booktopia has Ghost Child by Caroline Overington. Buy a discounted Paperback of Ghost Child online from Australia’s leading online bookstore.

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Ghost Child

As Lauren struggles with the ghosts of her childhood, it seems only a matter of time before the past catches up with her. Apr 07, Bianca Rose rated it it was amazing Shelves: Sep 09, Mandy rated it liked it.

DOCS are a controversial outfit here in Australia. Learn how your comment data is processed. This story takes place over two times, back when the incident happened and now, in the present day. Many themes are explored in the novel – the welfare ‘sub-class’, child abuse, fostering of children and the many shortcomings of the child protection system in Victoria although it could be any Australian state in the s. I also thought that the original victim in tbis story quickly became a bit second hand to the stories of the other characters One of the most incredible aspects of Ghost Child is that you often forget that this is fiction, it isn’t a biographical account of a real crime.

Ghost Child – Caroline Overington (Aussie Author Month Review) | All The Books I Can Read

May 14, Helen McKenna rated it really liked it Shelves: In Novemberpolice are called to a residence in an estate an hour out of Melbourne where there are reports of a small child having been assaulted. In5-year-old Jacob Cashman is sent to the store together with his younger brother Harley to buy cigarettes for his mother.


New boyfriend, only on the scene 6wks with no job who spends all day getting high and has been known to slap the kids around already. When the local one is questioned and has no memory of the children at all, the police are aware that there are glaring holes in the story.

Doesn’t matter if they are drug abusers or prostitutes or paedophiles, but when you want to adopt they put you through hoops, like infertility makes you less capable of being a parent. Her latest novel, published in Octoberis called Matilda is Missing. Mostly it was because read the prologue, you’ve pretty much read the whole book.

Ghost Child by Caroline Overington

Interesting subject matter and plot, but it took too cgild to get to the point and then it was rushed. Jan 11, Faye rated it it was amazing. In terms of time and place, the author really gets the era and location spot on, with the many voices in the novel backing this up very well.

I personally really enjoyed reading all the different voices from characters such as a social worker, a foster mother, a reporter and a police officer, but also the Cashman family. Lovers of this book will be pleased to know I was very much in cgild minority because I really did not like this book. Subscribe to Read More to find out about similar books. Caorline all 8 comments. Sometimes things are not overly dramatic.

Jan 10, Renita D’Silva rated it liked it. I ghosg well carolins had a child of my own, and there would be nothing they could have done about that. Jul 30, Michelle McCartney rated it it was amazing Shelves: Sometimes, life goes on. Immediately suspicious eyes turn to the mother — only 26, 4 children to 3 different fathers, none of whom are in the picture. Although the case is gradually forgotten, it is suddenly thrust back into the spotlight almost 30 years later when the sister of the victim faces court on an unrelated manner.

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Submitted 3 years 4 months ago by Karen. Through out the book the chapters are all told by different charcters in the book. To ask other readers questions about Ghost Childplease sign up.

The Big Reveal at the end didn’t work for me, I admit. Jake passes away the next day from his injuries, caused by blunt force trauma and the surgeon admits that he has noticed indications of other abuse, older wounds that have healed, probably without medical assistance.

Review – GHOST CHILD, Caroline Overington

A very simple clear writing style. I couldn’t put this book down! I Came To Say Goodbyean earlier work by this author, is excellent chil. Twenty years later, Lauren, who is a nurse’s aide, is part of another court case.

Lauren, one of the other children in the family, is now grown up. The different perspectives, not to mention the different voices, really keep the story going and you get to piece ghoxt, bit by bit, what happened that day and why it matters now. I enjoyed reading this book.

But I stuck with it and found elements quite beautiful and sad.