I Came To Say Goodbye

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Penguin Random House Australia, Oct 1, 2010 - Fiction - 336 pages
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Caroline Overington's bestseller is a heart-breaking, utterly compelling novel of a family ripped apart.

It was four o'clock in the morning. A young woman pushed through the hospital doors. Staff would later say they thought the woman was a new mother, returning to her child - and in a way, she was.

She walked into the nursery, where a baby girl lay sleeping. 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. She then clipped the infant into the car, got in and drove off.

That is where the footage ends. It isn't where the story ends, however. It's not even where the story starts.

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User Review  - smik - LibraryThing

This is another novel by Caroline Overington that sits on the perimeter of crime fiction. Certainly a crime is committed, probably more the one, but the primary focus of the novel is social issues ... Read full review

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User Review  - jodes101 - LibraryThing

It was OK in the manner that I kept turning the pages wanting to find out what happens and I liked the voice of Med which is such a quintessential australian male of that generation and location (much ... Read full review

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About the author (2010)

Caroline Overington is the author of two non-fiction books, Only in New York and Kickback, which won the Blake Dawson Prize for Business Literature. She has twice won a Walkley Award for Investigative Journalism, and has also won the Sir Keith Murdoch Award for Journalistic Excellence.

She has written four novels: Ghost Child, I Came to Say Goodbye, Matilda is Missing and Sisters of Mercy (out November 2012). She lives in Bondi with her husband and their young twins.

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