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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Again a lot of issues relating to DOCS and as a mum to four young kids, wow there’s a lot of this stuff in real life too, but thankful I am that I live a good life. But I stuck with it and found elements quite beautiful and sad.

Not a lot of books can do that. Jan 03, Chloe rated it it was amazing Shelves: I was in tears even though Overingtoon knew it did not happen. And why not one of her other two surviving siblings? 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.

Caroline Overington has done so well with this book that I’m looking forward to reading many more of her novels. It’s a story of the helpless and the hopeless and the struggle to leave a past behind that will forever haunt the future.

It was sad and it seems to Always be the kids that hurt and are destroyed the most. New boyfriend, only on ghpst scene 6wks with no job who spends all day getting high and has been known to slap the kids around already. Her latest novel, published in Octoberis called Matilda is Missing. There were no obvious signs of trauma, but the child, Jacob, died the next day. Through out the book the chapters carolinr all told by different charcters in the book.


Feb 27, Jenny rated it liked it. Find it brilliant to write a book like this – I wish I had thought of it. Not highbrow, but an enjoyable read nonetheless and I would probably read another book of hers. Great story, I had the who dunnit ghozt wrong – which I think I am really good at – so this really tricked me. Beautifully written, heart breaking. Mostly it was because read the prologue, you’ve pretty much read the whole book.

Ghost Child by Caroline Overington – book review

This new court case will catapult her into hgost spotlight again but it will also force her chidl confront what really happened that day to her brother so long ago. I found the alternating narrator something I usually like to be a distraction from the story.

His mother says Jacob and his brother were attacked by strangers on their way back home, but eventually Jacob’s mother and her boyfriend are the ones who end up in prison.

I could well have had a child of my own, and there would be nothing they could have done about that.

By the caro,ine you reach the conclusion it is a real page turner. Will the real story finally be revealed after all these years? Set in Australia in the s.


Sign up to our newsletter using your email. 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. The remaining three children are taken into care — 6 year old Lauren, 3 year old Harley and 18 month old Hayley.

Large events happen in the lives of the survivors which seem to have little impact though this could be the point. The result is powerful, confronting novel that you cannot put down.

A very simple clear writing style. A novel approach to a novel, this is different in a VERY good way.

Ghost Child

Twenty years on, Lauren has created a new life for herself, but details of Jacob’s death being to resurface and the story again makes the newspapers. To ask other readers questions about Ghost Childplease sign up.

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.

Back in a five year old boy dies after apparently being bashed by strangers on his hhost home from the shops. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam.