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Two novels from the author who gets everyone talking!
‘The sort of book you read in two days, then talk about for weeks afterwards’
Australian Women’s Weekly on I Came To Say Goodbye
Enjoy Caroline Overington’s critically acclaimed debut Ghost Child and her bestselling I Came to Say Goodbye.
In 1982 police were called to a home on a housing estate an hour west of Melbourne. There, they found a five-year-old boy lying on the carpet. There were no obvious signs of trauma, but the child, Jacob, died the next day. Few people were surprised when the boy’s mother and her boyfriend went to prison for the crime.
And yet, for years rumours swept the estate that there had been a cover-up. The real perpetrator was the boy’s six-year-old sister, Lauren…
Twenty years on, Lauren struggles with the ghosts of her childhood. And it seems only a matter of time before the past catches up with her.
I CAME TO SAY GOODBYE
It was four o’clock in the morning. A young woman pushed through the hospital doors. Staff would later say they thought she was a new mother, returning to her child. The infant didn’t wake when the woman placed her gently in the shopping bag she had brought with her.
There is CCTV footage of what happened next, and most Australians would have seen it, either on the internet or the news. The woman walked out to the car park, towards an old Corolla. For a moment, she held the child gently against her breast and, with her eyes closed, she smelled her. That is where the footage ends.
It isn’t where the story ends, however. It’s not even where the story starts.
‘Overington has a real gift’ Sydney Morning Herald