betrayed

by lyndsey harris | Biographies & Memoirs |
ISBN: Global Overview for this book
Registered by sarahbear of St Helens, Tasmania Australia on 10/9/2007
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8 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by sarahbear from St Helens, Tasmania Australia on Tuesday, October 09, 2007
Purchased recently but not read yet.

Journal Entry 2 by sarahbear from St Helens, Tasmania Australia on Sunday, June 08, 2008
Absolutely fantastic. I opened this book at 8.30am while I was still curled up under my warm doona and I was still there 4 hours later..book finished. I was enthralled from the start. I don't want to say anything here about the actual story line suffice to say it gets you hooked very quickly.

Journal Entry 3 by sarahbear from St Helens, Tasmania Australia on Friday, July 04, 2008
Aussie Bookring:

1. L1nda
2. briz-cowgirl
3. fairy-whispers
4. scrapaholic
5. ScarletRubies
6. Puppymummy
7. bookseekerAT
8. gabbysmum

and back to sarahbear

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Journal Entry 5 by L1nda from Newcastle, New South Wales Australia on Sunday, July 13, 2008
arrived safe and sound, I have another ahead of this so may take a little while!

Journal Entry 6 by L1nda at By mail, A Bookring -- Controlled Releases on Sunday, July 27, 2008

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Mailed off to Briz-cowgirl.........enjoy!

Journal Entry 7 by L1nda from Newcastle, New South Wales Australia on Sunday, July 27, 2008
I was the same as sarahbear, I started reading and a few hours later had finished, it was compelling! What a dreadful experience for a family to go through. I loved the honesty of the writer, her questioning and doubting her parenting skills as we often do was heart wrenching.

thanks for sharing sarahbear!

Journal Entry 8 by briz-cowgirl from Brisbane, Queensland Australia on Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Received from L1nda today, thanks! Sounds like a great book, can't wait to start reading it.

Journal Entry 9 by briz-cowgirl from Brisbane, Queensland Australia on Monday, August 04, 2008
Wow! This book well and truly sucked me in. I started reading it about 11pm last night, fully intending to only read about 50 pages before bed, but I couldn't put it down! What a horrifying story, I can't even begin to imagine how the mother must have been feeling, questioning her sanity; let alone poor Sarah's ordeal. Very easy to read novel, an engrossing story.
Thanks for this bookring sarahbear!

ADDIT 14/08/08: Mailing off to fairy-whispers tomorrow.

Journal Entry 10 by seldombites from Bridgewater, South Australia Australia on Wednesday, August 20, 2008
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G'day,

Just checking in to let you know I am safe and sound. I am having a nice visit with fairy-whispers before continuing on my travels. I hope you’re having as much fun as I am!

With Great Affection,

Your Book :-)

Journal Entry 11 by seldombites from Bridgewater, South Australia Australia on Saturday, September 20, 2008
I picked this book up fully intending to read a chapter before bed. Nine hours and six glasses of coke later, I was finished. The story this book tells is sad and tragic, and the writing hooks you from the beginning. Betrayed details the doubts and uncertainties most parents feel at some point, especially when dealing with what appears to be a problem child, and highlights the lack of help available to such families. The fact that Sarah and her family had to endure such horrible events for so long is an inditement of our society, where parent's concerns are dismissed as nonsense, and illnesses and psychosis are diagnosed for convenience. Betrayed is a difficult book for parents to read, but I highly recommend it.

Journal Entry 12 by seldombites at Gunn, Northern Territory Australia on Sunday, October 12, 2008

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I’m missing you but I’m still having fun, so I’m off to visit scrapaholic. See you soon!

Journal Entry 13 by scrapaholic from Darwin, Northern Territory Australia on Monday, October 20, 2008
Arrived safely in Darwin

Journal Entry 14 by scrapaholic from Darwin, Northern Territory Australia on Sunday, October 26, 2008
What a horrifying story - how one disturbed person can ruin so many lives. Like the others who have read this, once I started reading I couldn't put it down. Thanks for sharing this book with us.

Journal Entry 15 by scrapaholic from Darwin, Northern Territory Australia on Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Passed to amberC at work today. She will bring it to our meetup for next reader.

Journal Entry 16 by wingamberCwing from Darwin, Northern Territory Australia on Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Received from scrapaholic at work yesterday. I will read it immediately so I can pass it along at the meet-up on Sunday.

Thanks for letting me slip into the list.

Journal Entry 17 by wingamberCwing from Darwin, Northern Territory Australia on Friday, October 31, 2008
It is hard to imagine how a family would cope in this situation.

Thanks for letting me read it. I will be taking it to the meet-up for ScarletRubies tomorrow.

Journal Entry 18 by ScarletRubies from Palmerston, Northern Territory Australia on Tuesday, November 04, 2008
Not going to read the JEs before I start the book!

I picked this up at Sunday's meet up, having joined the ring on it's last 'leg' (can a ring have a leg?). I think it's going home to Tassie when I am done (got that wrong - it's still chuffing around); have a couple of other books on the go but will make this one a priority. Thanks!

Journal Entry 19 by ScarletRubies from Palmerston, Northern Territory Australia on Saturday, February 28, 2009
Egads! I found this book in a bag this weekend... I had thought I had passed it on already!

I am so sorry to have slowed the ring down. The book was read by myself and three friends locally, and I will get in touch with Puppymummy for an address.

Like other readers, I found it a compelling story; completely un-put-downable. There were times I felt frustrated with the way the mum and co-author wrote, but the tale itself is just heartbreaking. Early in the book, I thought the "betrayer" was someone else, but once I realised who it was, I found myself so angry and wanting to know how the story concluded. Sadly, that took about two thirds of the book! I thought it was a lot longer than necessary, but can't begin to imagine how mother and daughter felt/feel. I hope writing the book was cathartic.

My local friends also enjoyed the book, and were all done in only a day or two. Like I said, the book is longer than it needed to be - in fact, reminds me a little of Schappelle Corby's "My Story".

Thanks very much for the loan; hope to have Puppymummy's address and get this book off on Tuesday.

Journal Entry 20 by puppymummy from Melbourne CBD, Victoria Australia on Wednesday, April 01, 2009
This actually arrived a little while ago, unfortunately I was in the middle of completing five major assignments and so internet time was (what? internet time? not for research?????)
Fortunately next Thursday I start holidays, so will be reintroducing myself to the concept of reading for pleasure :)

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