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’s all s Amazing story – I loved it. If people were on tape, you can imagine their voices would crack at certain points, the odd tear might escape. Short commentary as this was read for our face to face bookclub meeting yesterday. The author’s writing is really easy to read, well-paced and convincing; from the first chapter I was already intrigued by the story and this feeling only increased as I continued, until the very end.
Short commentary as this was read for our face to face bookclub meeting yesterday. I guess, now that I think about it, I didn’t really care about any of the living characters. Will the real story finally be revealed after all these years? May 31, Deb Bodinnar rated it really liked it. That is the natural order of the world. I would’ve been very interested to hear her side of the story.
Personal tools Log in. And pretty soon, as it turns into a murder enquiry, people want answers. Your subscription to Read More was successful. Submitted 3 years 4 months ago by Karen. Monday, August 10, – 2: 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.
Sep 09, Mandy rated it liked it. I found the alternating narrator something I usually like to be a distraction from the story. Also interesting to get a feel for what life in Australia was like – then and now.
Ghost child: Caroline Overington
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. I really enjoyed this book and gave it five stars. Caroline Overington is an Australian author and journalist. He said, i said, she said- there was a lot of ‘saying’ in this book, for instance. Like other reviews I’ve read, I had to keep reminding myself that this book was fiction.
A fairly readable book with an interesting and engaging premise: The different voices and different views are so well written. Post new comment Your name. Firstly, the death of little boy Jake, unmarked except for an indentation on his head, from blunt force trauma, the knowledge of the reader immediately that what happened is not the story the mother is saying.
Published October 1st by Bantam first published One downside to this way of writing is that as a reader you don’t develop a particular liking for or bond with a certain main character, but I have to say this didn’t really bother me while reading this book.
Caroline Overington has done so well with this book that I’m looking forward to reading many more of her novels. Lovers of this book will be pleased to know I was very much in the minority because I really did not like this book.
It actually took me a while to figure out this book was fiction. I lov It actually took me a while to figure out this book was fiction. Back in a five year overingtkn boy dies after apparently being bashed by strangers on his way home from the shops.
May 25, Rikke rated it really liked it. This book carolne very easy to read and a page-turner. 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.
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. I Came To Say Goodbyean earlier work by this author, is excellent too. A child is unresponsive.
This story takes place over two times, back when the incident happened and now, in the present day. In terms of time and place, the author really gets the era and location spot on, caorline the many voices in the novel backing this up very well. Firstly, the death of little boy Jake, unmarked except for an indentation on caro,ine head, from blunt force trauma, the knowledge of the reader immediately that what happened is not the story the mother is saying.
Ghost Child by Caroline Overington – book review
Each chapter gives a different individual’s story, from the police to the foster parents yhost Jake’s siblings; how they viewed the case and it’s aftermath, gradually revealing the truth at the end of the book. Amazing story – I loved it. When one character comments that ‘this next bit will be hard to read’, I wondered who the audience was, in the minds of the characters. Lovers of this book will be pleased to know I was very much in the minority because I really ghpst not like this book.
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 Caroline Overington is an Australian author and journalist.