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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

You see cases like this in the news every other week and the reaction is always the same. An awful story about damaged and sometimes unlikable people but so well done I had to keep reading.

The subject matter is a bit gruelling ghots for someone with no experience of dealing with these agencies, I found myself hoping this wasn’t an accurate reflection. May 31, Deb Bodinnar rated it really liked it.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Jul 03, Sara rated it it was amazing Shelves: Having said that I have to say my two main problems with this book were: You are commenting using your Facebook account.

The most unfortunate and heartbreaking thing about that statement is that given the nature of the job, it is often children and people who fall through the cracks. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. And why not one of her other two surviving siblings? She nails the voices of various Aussies – the cop, the foster carer, the underprivileged and abused. Immediate suspicion is cast on the story being told by his mother and her boyfriend and much speculation and scandal haunt the Barrett housing estate, west of Melbourne for years to come.


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.

Jan 03, Chloe rated it it was amazing Shelves: Heart wrenching story about the casualities of child abuse.

And, most notably, of course, the use of first-person past tense does occasionally make the novel feel more like overimgton summary than a story.

Harley was able to escape, run home and raise the alarm. For the remaining three Cashman children, Harley, 6-year-old Lauren and month-old Hayley this means the start of a life filled with foster parents and far-away family.

I loved Ghost Child.

Jun 15, Lea Manning rated it liked it Shelves: The remaining three children are taken into care — 6 year old Lauren, 3 year old Harley and 18 month old Hayley. Caroline is a mother of delightful, year-old twins.

The story coming from the mother is that she sent 5 year old Jake Cashman and his brother, 3 year old Harley, to the shops to buy cigarettes. Jan 11, Faye rated it it was amazing.

Great story, I had the who dunnit all wrong – which I think I am really good at – so this really tricked me. Anybody can have their own child. I do recommend this, and am looking forward to another.


Ghost Child by Caroline Overington – book review

Dec 29, Mamata Titus vhild it it was amazing. Refresh and try again. Find it brilliant to write a book like this – I wish I had thought of it.

Not only because I had to find out exactly what happened to Lauren’s little brother, but because the book was so insightful and seemingly well researched. And okay, by the time I started Part Two, I was growing just a little bored. Nov 05, Jess rated it really liked it. Known as DHS Department of Human Services where I am, it is responsible for the welfare of children when their parents are unable to provide it.

Partially it’s because there was so much telling it felt like there’d be an exam to pass Short commentary as this was read for our face to face bookclub meeting yesterday. But then I suppose, this fits in with the real-life nature of this book.

Was the novel meant to be a historical record, had they all been called into a Royal Commission, were they putting together their memoirs? Post was not sent – check your email addresses! I could well have had a child of my own, and there would be nothing they could have done about that.