No Child of Mine

By Susan Lewis | Paperback
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Alex Lake's day job is all about helping people, especially children. She cares about them passionately and does everything in her power to rescue them from those who mean them harm. When the case of three-years-old Ottilie Wade comes to her attention, Alex finds herself completely unable to detach from the child the way she should. She feels an overpowering need to make a real difference in little Ottilie's life, but no one is prepared to believe that Ottilie is in danger. In the end, Alex makes a decision that has consequences for her, her family and Ottilie - consequences that no one, least of all Alex, could have foreseen. 

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FormatPaperback 
Pages480 
Dimensions234mm x 153mm x 33mm
PublisherCornerstone 
Release Date5 Jul 2012 
ISBN-139781846059513 

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12 Jul 2012, 5:08pm | Review by Kerre Woodham
Alex Lake is a social worker, a job she’s particularly good at given her own tragic childhood.  But when she encounters three year old, Ottilie, she’s unable to convince her colleagues that Ottilie is in danger.  After all, Ottilie’s family is respectable and her father has a responsible position at the local school  But Alex is convinced Ottilie needs rescuing and so she makes a decision that will change everybody’s lives.  This is a real page turner but Lewis pulls no punches in describing the horrors of child abuse, so be warned. Ultimately, I didn’t really believe the solution Alex comes to was plausible but it’s a great read nonetheless.
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A little girl lost and a Social Service worker with the biggest heart.

20 Aug 2012, 8:14pm | Review by Michelle Burt
When I read Kerre's review on this I just knew I had to read it - brought it the next day. Susan Lewis has written about one of the hardest subjects of our time ~ child abuse. The way this has been written is so realistic. Some parts are hard to read but others will make your heart melt. The characters and story embeds in your mind where I found it hard to put this down as I wanted to find out what happened next. Congradulations Ms Lewis for writing something as difficult as this but also in writing it in such a way that the subject got the respect it needed. Often when we hear of cases like this we can be quick to point the finger at Social Services - yet how would you react in some of these situations - very thought provoking. I cannot wait to read another book from this author especially if this is the quality of the writing.
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Littler girl lost and Social Worker with a big heart....

17 Aug 2012, 11:50am | Review by Michelle Burt
Susan Lewis has written about one of the hardest subjects of our time ~ child abuse. The way this has been written is so realistic. Some parts are hard to read but others will make your heart melt. The characters and story embeds in your mind where I found it hard to put this down as I wanted to find out what happened next. Congradulations Ms Lewis for writing something as difficult as this but also in writing it in such a way that the subject got the respect it needed. Often when we hear of cases like this we can be quick to point the finger at Social Services - yet how would you react in some of these situations - very thought provoking. I cannot wait to read another book from this author especially if this is the quality of the writing.
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No Child of Mine by Susan Lewis

20 Jul 2012, 5:38pm | Review by Christine Moore
I spotted this book in paperplus,thought it would be a good read as i am going to the UK.
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