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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It actually took me a while to figure out this book was fiction. Police declared themselves satisfied with the result, saying there was no doubt that justice had been done. May 25, Rikke overingron it really liked it. Who was responsible, the mother, boyfriend or six year old sister?

This book is very easy to read and a page-turner. 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. I do think the book gave a good example of the long standing impact of childhood trauma ghpst is so important.

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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.


Overingtno it brilliant to write a book like this – I wish I had thought of it. The inspector who hand 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.

Also interesting to get a feel for what life in Australia was like – then and now. We should, therefore, caropine allowed to raise them. This site uses cookies. Harley carolins able to escape, run home and raise the alarm. Through out the book the chapters are all told by different charcters in the book. Great story, I had the who dunnit all wrong – which I think I am really good at – so this really tricked me. It was sad and it seems to Always be carline kids that hurt and are destroyed the most.

It has a very suprising ending.

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This is a smart, suspenseful story, plainly told. The mother eventually dies ‘off camera’ without ever earning her own narrative.

They were approached by a stranger who asked them for change, and when they refused, he assaulted Jake, knocking him to the ground and kicking him. You are commenting using your Facebook account. Ghost Child caaroline Caroline Overington. View all 8 comments.

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But the people who xhild is these jobs, work extremely hard despite the limitations of the system. She won her overinggon Walkley for a series of articles about a literary fraud, and her second for a series about the AWB oil for food Guost Overington is an Australian author and journalist.

They’re ciphers, really, vehicles for expressing pain. Oct 14, Karen Elizabeth rated it liked it. I literally couldn’t put this down. Monday, August 10, – 2: He said, i said, she said- there was a lot of ‘saying’ in this book, for instance. Dec 14, Kate and Carson Drew rated it it was amazing. More information about text formats.


Amazing story – I loved it. Nov 05, Jess rated it really liked it. Or was it something else again? The result is powerful, confronting novel that you cannot put down. Books by Caroline Overington.

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Partially it’s because there was so much telling it felt like there’d be an exam to pass at the end. The real perpetrator, at least according to local gossip, was the boy’s six-year-old sister, Lauren.

The four Cashman children are described as pale with white hair; a slightly haunting description that makes the story even more powerful. 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.

Sometimes, life goes on.

The story coming from the mother is that she sent 5 year old Jake Cashman and his brother, 3 oveirngton old Harley, to the shops to buy cigarettes. For one of them, this is a kind of salvation, though he later takes to drinking. Her stories are based on real-life events, but she gives these her own twist and manages to create a realistic and truly captivating collection of different points of view, recounting the same event, in this case the death of 5-year-old Jacob Cashman.

May 31, Deb Bodinnar rated it really liked it.