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No Child of Mine | [Susan Lewis]

No Child of Mine

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-year-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.
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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-year-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.

©2012 Susan Lewis (P)2012 Random House Audiobooks

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    Linda Rego Park, NY, United States 08-03-12
    Linda Rego Park, NY, United States 08-03-12 Member Since 2004
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    "Couldn't stop reading!"

    This was my first novel by Susan Lewis, and I was not disappointed. I appreciated the author's writing style drawing parallels between past and present. Also, the narrator was perfect for this book.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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  • Saffy
    UK
    12/23/12
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    "Gripping storytelling"

    I have never listened to or read Susan Lewis before this but was persuaded to download this audiobook after listening to a free chapter. I am so glad I did as it is definitely one of my most memorable listens of the year and probably my fastest listen. I was so involved in the story and so caught up in the lives of the characters that I really felt part of their lives and constantly wondered what I would do in their situation. Susan Lewis is a great storyteller and Julia Franklin the perfect narrator. If you like the story telling talents of Joanna Trollope or Penny Vincenzi (as I do) you will love this.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Janet
    Bury, United Kingdom
    4/13/13
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    "The Dark Side of Life"

    This book had me hooked from the start. It had lots of different themes running through it - Love, betrayal, loss and worse of all sexual abuse. The main character of the book was crying out to be loved all the way through which went hand in hand with her job as a children's social worker. The only part of the book that let it down was the ending and hence I felt unable to give it the 5 stars I would have expected from the rest of the book. The plan by Alex and her mother to take Ottilie, the victim of sexual abuse, out of the country seemed rather impossible to achieve in today's climate of airport security. I know the book is a work of fiction but the rest of the book had been very credible and this ending rather spoilt it,

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Stella
    Lausanne, Switzerland
    8/20/12
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    "No child of Mine"

    This was in many ways a very sad story, but it was extremely interesting and brilliantly narrated

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Victoria
    London, West minster, United Kingdom
    12/23/13
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    "An unforgettable read!"
    If you could sum up No Child of Mine in three words, what would they be?

    Insightful, gripping, unforgetable


    What was one of the most memorable moments of No Child of Mine?

    The first time Little Otilly spoke.


    Have you listened to any of Julia Franklin’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    I particularly enjoyed Julia's narration. She gave all the characters unique ways of speaking that you almost felt they were in the room with you.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes, I couldn't put it down once I had started. I often found myself worrying about little Otilly when doing my chores at home and I often had to pinch my self to remind myself that she was not real.


    Any additional comments?

    This book is unforgettable, and if you choose to read it, Please read the sequel "Don't let me go" I had to take a break from reading for at least one week as I needed time to detach myself from the lives of the characters. Susan Lewis gave all the characters enough depth to enable the reader to empathise with them. She did not sugarcoat their misery and where there was joy, it was explosively expressed.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • susan
    burntwood, United Kingdom
    11/1/13
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    "Compelling"
    What made the experience of listening to No Child of Mine the most enjoyable?

    Well read with expression! Thus book kept me wanting to read on! Cant wait to read the follow up! Well done Susan Lewis


    What does Julia Franklin bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    The Charictures Come to life


    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I Laughed and cried my heart was beating and i was also angry


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Rosie
    United Kingdom
    7/7/13
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    "Awesome"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I can't recommend this book enough the characters were very real and complex it drew you in completely .


    What did you like best about this story?

    The subject matter and the narrator


    Have you listened to any of Julia Franklin’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    No


    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    It was a complete roller coaster of emotion I cried at the end


    Any additional comments?

    I want to listen to more Susan Lewis now

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Anna
    Birmingham, United Kingdom
    6/30/13
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    "A really good listen"

    A really good listen although nature of the subject of abuse can make it hard to listen to. As ever with Susan Lewis the story flows well and the book seems to be over too quickly.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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