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  • Published: 1 September 2011
  • ISBN: 9781864711578
  • Imprint: Bantam Australia
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 336
  • RRP: $19.99
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I Came To Say Goodbye




Caroline Overington's bestseller is a heart-breaking, utterly compelling novel of a family ripped apart.

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.

  • Pub date: 1 September 2011
  • ISBN: 9781864711578
  • Imprint: Bantam Australia
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 336
  • RRP: $19.99

About the Author

Caroline Overington

Caroline Overington is the Associate Editor of the iconic magazine, The Australian Women's Weekly.

Caroline has won the Walkley Award for Excellence in Journalism twice, and she's a former winner of the Sir Keith Murdoch prize for journalism, and of the Blake Dawson prize.

She is the author of five bestselling novels: Ghost Child, I Came to Say Goodbye, Matilda is Missing, Sisters of Mercy and No Place Like Home.

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Praise for I Came To Say Goodbye

“It is the sort of book you read in two days, then talk about for weeks afterwards.”

Australian Women's Weekly

“With great commercial appeal, Overington has the potential to leave Jodi Picoult's sales trailing in her dust.”

Bookseller & Publisher

“A beautifully written novel ... An enthralling, redemptive book full of heart.”

Who Magazine

“A brilliant book ... will stay with you long after you read the last page.”

Launceston Examiner


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