Sometimes when you have clear expectations of a book based on its blurb, and then you get an utterly different story, it can be frustrating. While I think. I Came To Say Goodbye – Kindle edition by Caroline Overington. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like. I Came to Say Goodbye by Caroline Overington is a work of fiction however there are so many elements of the story that are chillingly familiar.

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Feb 27, Rachael Hewison rated it it was amazing Shelves: Characters seemed to just vanish and were never heard of again, whilst others vanished and then suddenly popped up again. It is a very moving storyline though, it just takes time to build. I wasn’t sure I liked the new voice at the end, but I do realise that a bit more background was needed from another point of view.

swy I loved this book so much I read it in one sitting-4 hours! For a moment, she held the child gently against her breast and, with her eyes closed, she smelled her.

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Nov 14, Rambling Reviews rated it really liked it. Part Two is written by one of Med’s daughters, Kat, as she picks up a specific part of the tale before returning to Med. It is a clever device used to push the ogodbye along while imbuing the narrative with an authentic flavour of what it would be like for an older person of modest intellect and education, and very little experience of the ovefington world, having to deal with the complexities of 21st century legal issues. I loved that it was written in letter format, underlining the power of parental love and the battle to keep family together.


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‘I Came to Say Goodbye’ by Caroline Overington

It cuts both ways – this DoCS system and others like it in many Western jurisdictions. This is my favourite so far out of ‘Matilda is missing’ and ‘Sisters of Mercy’. I really loved this book. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

I Came to Say Goodbye

Retrieved from ” http: Med is a bush Australian man, not overly educated, worked hard to bring home the money for his family, give his wife everything that she wanted and stepped in as mother and father when she took off.

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Slowly the reader is able to put parts of the jigsaw into place. A young girl falls in with the wrong crowd, twice, with devastating consequences for her children.

The Atleys may not be that typical in many respects, but they are a family, and they look out for their own. To say I enjoyed this book would be the wrong word because of the topics that are covered throughout this book, but what I can say is it is definitely well worth reading. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: That left Med and Fat at home together and when Fat was just 15 she was starting to come home later, sneak out.


The child exists on life-support, but they all expect it to cariline within days or weeks. Taking away parents rights etc etc. Added by 2 of our members. As the story unfolds “left behind” blossoms with new meaning. Books by Caroline Overington. Caroline Overington’s bestseller go a heart-breaking, utterly compelling novel of a family ripped apart.

She walked into the nursery, where a baby girl lay sleeping. She walked into the nursery, where a baby girl lay sleeping. Random House Australia Setting: I normally don’t read books that deal with such disturbing subject matters; but I have thus far been converted.

Oct 15, Renita D’Silva rated it it was amazing. There are very few food references in the book. Notify me of new posts via email. I’ve been laid up with a bad back and not able to acme much, so when the painkillers actually do decide to kick in I stay still!!!

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