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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But I stuck with it and found elements quite beautiful and sad. Many themes are explored in the novel – the welfare ‘sub-class’, carolinr 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.

Lots of emotion comes through. Jul 12, Karen rated it did not like it Shelves: Post was not sent – check your email addresses!

Ghost child: Caroline Overington

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. A fairly readable book with an interesting and engaging premise: The remaining three children are taken into care — 6 year old Lauren, 3 year old Harley and 18 month old Hayley. The story made the headlines and hundreds attended the funeral.

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Sometimes, life goes on. She won her first Walkley for a series of articles about a literary fraud, and her second for a series about the AWB oil for food scandal. There, they found a five-year-old boy lying still and silent on the carpet. Eg the history of welfare protocols, reporters procedures etc etc So much so that in my opinion although at times interesting it often detracted from the main narrative of the Cashman kids and the murder of Jacob.

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What happened after that is unclear, but as soon as the emergency services arrive at the Cashman residence a few hours later, Jacob is dead. This is the second time I have read it but I was still guessing throughout the whole book what happened to Jacob Cashman? This new court case will catapult her into the spotlight again but it will also force her to confront what really happened that day to her brother so long ago.

Caroline is a two-time winner of the Walkley Award for Investigative Journalism. It just all sounds real. Paperbackpages.

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The real perpetrator, at least according to local gossip, was the boy’s six-year-old sister, Lauren. You see cases like this in the news every other week and the reaction is always the same. But it will make you think and the story will stay with you long after you finish the last page. Sep 24, Kath rated it liked it.

Review – GHOST CHILD, Caroline Overington

If I enjoyed gritty crime books or the dark side of literature, it would have been a 5 star read so apologies to the author for the low rating; it’s just not my type of book. This is the very first book I have read since i was in school a very long time ago its story kept me interested all the way through, and has started me on a new journey. Dec 14, Kate and Carson Chhild rated it it was amazing.


Jul 03, Sara rated it it was amazing Shelves: In modern times, it still seems to most of us that the death chold a child is a gross violation of the pact we have with our God. I won this book in a comp! Not highbrow, but an enjoyable read nonetheless and I would probably read another book of hers.

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. By the time you reach the conclusion it is a real page turner. Caroline has published five books. The story coming from the mother is hhost she sent 5 year old Jake Cashman and his brother, 3 year old Harley, to vhild shops to buy cigarettes.

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