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An Australian mother's love, the power of the Catholic Church and the fight for justice over child sexual abuse.

An Australian mother's love, the power of the Catholic Church and the fight for justice over child sexual abuse.

Chrissie and Anthony Foster were like any other young family, raising their three daughters in suburban Melbourne with what they hoped were the right values. Chrissie could not have known that the stranger-danger she feared actually lurked in the presbytery attached to the girls' Catholic primary school. Father Kevin O'Donnell, a long-term paedophile, lived and worked there. Two of their young daughters became victims of O'Donnell. And once the truth was revealed, the Fosters began a battle to find out how this could have happened. The Church offered silence, lies, denials and threats. Meanwhile, their daughters tried to piece together their fractured lives.

This is the chilling true story that made national and international headlines. Chrissie Foster's heartbreaking account of her family's suffering, and their determination to stand up for themselves against the might of the Catholic Church, is testament to the strength of a mother's love, and the resilience of the human spirit.

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    9781742753041

    October 3, 2011

    Bantam Australia

    384 pages

    RRP $19.99

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    9781741669527

    September 1, 2010

    Bantam Australia

    400 pages

    RRP $34.99

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    9781742741024

    September 1, 2010

    Random House Australia

    384 pages

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