y Ghost Child single work   novel  
Issue Details: First known date: 2009 2009
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'On 11 November 1982, police were called to a housing estate an hour west of Melbourne.

In the lounge room of an otherwise ordinary brick veneer home, they found a five-year-old boy lying on the carpet.

His arms were by his sides, his palms flat. The paramedics could see no obvious signs of trauma other than an almost imperceptible indentation to the boy's skull, but he died the next day. The boy's mother said a man had attacked her son on the way back from the shops but few people were surprised when she and her boyfriend went to prison for the crime.

Police declared themselves satisfied that justice had been done. And yet, for years, rumours swept the estate and clung like cobwebs to the long-vacant house: there had been a cover-up. The real perpetrator, at least according to local gossip, was the boy's six-year-old sister, Lauren...' Source: www.randomhouse.com.au/ (Sighted 01/10/2009).

Notes

  • Dedication: For Katie
  • Epigraph: I see you in the sky above

    In the tall grass

    In the ones I love

    -Bob Dylan

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • North Sydney, North Sydney - Lane Cove area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Bantam Books , 2009 .
      Extent: viii, 363pp.
      Note/s:
      • Includes reading group questions (p 361-363)
      ISBN: 9781863256803 (pbk.)

Works about this Work

Telling Truth Through Fiction Angus Hohenboken , 2009 single work column
— Appears in: The Australian , 30 September 2009; (p. 6)
Learning How to Fake It Caroline Overington , 2009 single work column
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 3-4 October 2009; (p. 20-21)
Suffer the Children Lucy Clark , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Mail , 25 October 2009; (p. 17)

— Review of Ghost Child Caroline Overington 2009 single work novel
Books Susan Hewitt , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The West Australian , 24 October 2009; (p. 20)

— Review of Ghost Child Caroline Overington 2009 single work novel
Untitled Shelley Orchard , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 7 November 2009; (p. 24)

— Review of Ghost Child Caroline Overington 2009 single work novel
Criminal Technique Chris Womersley , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian Literary Review , November vol. 4 no. 10 2009; (p. 24-25)

— Review of King of the Cross Mark Dapin 2009 single work novel ; Ghost Child Caroline Overington 2009 single work novel
Haunted by a Child, Terrified by Gangland's Mr Big Sue Turnbull , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 21-22 November 2009; (p. 28-29)

— Review of Ghost Child Caroline Overington 2009 single work novel ; King of the Cross Mark Dapin 2009 single work novel
Quiet Questions Denise O'Dea , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , December 2009 - January 2010 no. 317 2009; (p. 63)

— Review of Ghost Child Caroline Overington 2009 single work novel
Suffer the Children Lucy Clark , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Mail , 25 October 2009; (p. 17)

— Review of Ghost Child Caroline Overington 2009 single work novel
Books Susan Hewitt , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The West Australian , 24 October 2009; (p. 20)

— Review of Ghost Child Caroline Overington 2009 single work novel
Untitled Shelley Orchard , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 7 November 2009; (p. 24)

— Review of Ghost Child Caroline Overington 2009 single work novel
Criminal Technique Chris Womersley , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian Literary Review , November vol. 4 no. 10 2009; (p. 24-25)

— Review of King of the Cross Mark Dapin 2009 single work novel ; Ghost Child Caroline Overington 2009 single work novel
Haunted by a Child, Terrified by Gangland's Mr Big Sue Turnbull , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 21-22 November 2009; (p. 28-29)

— Review of Ghost Child Caroline Overington 2009 single work novel ; King of the Cross Mark Dapin 2009 single work novel
Quiet Questions Denise O'Dea , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , December 2009 - January 2010 no. 317 2009; (p. 63)

— Review of Ghost Child Caroline Overington 2009 single work novel
Telling Truth Through Fiction Angus Hohenboken , 2009 single work column
— Appears in: The Australian , 30 September 2009; (p. 6)
Learning How to Fake It Caroline Overington , 2009 single work column
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 3-4 October 2009; (p. 20-21)
Last amended 2 Aug 2010 16:29:56
Settings:
  • Melbourne - Outer West / North West, Melbourne, Victoria,
  • 1980s
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