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No Child of Mine

By Susan Lewis | Paperback | 4 Review(s)

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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... read more

Format
Paperback
Release Date
05 Jul 2012
Author(s)
Susan Lewis
Publisher
Cornerstone
ISBN-13
9781846059513
Dimensions
153mm x 234mm x 33mm
Pages
480
Format
Paperback
Release Date
05 Jul 2012
Author(s)
Susan Lewis
Publisher
Cornerstone
ISBN-13
9781846059513
Dimensions
153mm x 234mm x 33mm
Pages
480

View variations of this book >

Currently out of stock online, please contact your nearest store for availability

Reviews

Reviews

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.

Review comments:


Thanks for this review, Kerre! This is the sort of book I love to read, and your comment about the solution that Alex comes to at the end has me intrigued - so I will have to read it!
19 Jul 2012 18:22:40 | Frances Anderson

Hi Kerre, Your review certainly makes me want to read this book, even though I'm not a regular reader! Thanks, Judi C :-)
19 Jul 2012 20:46:07 | Judi Christensen

Another book I will have to buy I think. I have only read one other of Susan Lewis's books but really enjoyed that so will give this one a try too
20 Jul 2012 09:19:06 | Vanessa Davidson

Every Time I hear Kerre review this I am fascinated by the name Ottillie-will have to but it.
22 Jul 2012 17:26:00 | Linley Crofskey

The subject matter sounds interesting and is something that I haven't really read a lot about and your comment at the end about also intrigues me, so this is a book i'm going to have to make an effort to read. Thanks for this.
26 Aug 2012 14:06:10 | Natalie O'Brien

The subject matter made this book hard to read in places. I found the whole book quite implausible in places and while the ending itself was a surprise (and not a totally good one), it would be a brave author who didn't come to the same result. (I don't want to give the ending away.) I personally wouldn't rush out to find other books by this author as overall I was disappointed. Having said that, it was good enough to keep me reading until the end.
11 Sep 2012 09:19:48 | Niki Bailey

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20 Aug 2012
By Michelle Burt
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A little girl lost and a Social Service worker with the biggest heart.

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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20 Aug 2012
By Michelle Burt
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17 Aug 2012
By Michelle Burt
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Littler girl lost and Social Worker with a big heart....

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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17 Aug 2012
By Michelle Burt
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20 Jul 2012
By Christine Moore
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No Child of Mine by Susan Lewis

I spotted this book in paperplus,thought it would be a good read as i am going to the UK.

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20 Jul 2012
By Christine Moore
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