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Hush, Little Baby

Hush, Little Baby [Kindle Edition]

Shane Dunphy
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)

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That rare beast: a serious work of non-fiction that reads like a thriller ... by turns funny, angry, touching and, ultimately, almost unbearably moving, it is a stunning achievement. (John Connolly On Wednesday's Child )

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Five heart-stopping true stories of terror and triumph, told by the man who tried to make life better for these troubled children ...

Clive, a thirteen-year-old victim of terrifying demonic visions, tells frightening stories of abuse and imprisonment. Could they be genuine?

Patrick, twelve, bravely setting out to find the truth about his birth family - however painful it may be ...

Six-year-old Johnny, tiny and undernourished, desperately tries to recover from a brain-injury inflicted by his drunken and violent father ...

At fourteen, Katie is so aggressive that the authorities have put her in special care, away from other children. What could be the cause of such fury?

And in a grim island prison, a lumbering bully ponders his crimes against his twin children, Larry and Francey - while his sadistic and conniving wife, the real monster behind his actions, tries to fool the state into returning the traumatised boy and girl to her care.

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars a brilliant book 21 July 2008
This book is a must read. Shane Dunphy has worked with many families and their children. This book is about four diffrent families with one thing in common,the children are suffering. I was in tears over each seperate story as Shane helps to get the children out of awful situations.One of the storys which has stayed on my mind is of the family that lived in a caravan, the father was a monster who beat the kids and his wife untill Shane got them away and showed the wife she could manage better on her own with the children with a little help from social services. I dont want to spoil the story but there is a heartbreaking end to that paticular story. I could not put this book down and finished it in two sittings.(i would have done it one if i didn't have a family to sort out)Please Please read this book. I have got two more books from this author and will be reading them soon. If they are as good as this one i will need to stock up on the tissues!
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5.0 out of 5 stars The first but certainly not the last 28 Sep 2011
This is the first Shane Dunphy title I read...I actually found it in the library...and decided that I needed a copy of my is THAT good...

I have gone on now to read all of Shane's titles...this one remains to be my favorite...

The stories reviewed in this book are intriguing as well as heart breaking...what is more intriguing is how Mr Dunphy dealt with each case and brought it to a conclusion...he has a true gift...

A wonderful read by a remarkable author...
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5.0 out of 5 stars can't 25 Sep 2008
i can't talk about this book it's utterly heartbreaking. one for the stronger person i think. never cried so much over a book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Hush Little Baby 2 Nov 2008
This writer is excellent. His job must be one of the most heart breaking in the world. He manages to write his stories with honesty and empathy. You can't help but wonder how the things he tells you of, are happening in this country in the 21st century, but they obviously are.
We need all the Shane Dunphy's we can get to help eradicate these evil people and rescue the poor children these dreadful things happen to. Well done Mr Dunphy on a series of well written books and thank you from the bottom of my heart for the job you do.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Thought provoking 22 July 2009
A very interesting, thought provoking book that keeps you wanting to know how the children and their families are getting on. I wasnt sure when I began the book as it seemed we were only to get snippets of information but Shane keeps you informed even when it becomes very sad. The book made me rethink my thoughts about social services there are some really caring people out there.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Very sad stories 7 Aug 2009
Four very sad stories here. Beggars belief that some children have to live like this. Shane Dunphy paints a very vivid picture. I kept thinking about the children long after I'd finished the book. Thank God there are some people in the social services who care. All we usually hear are the terrible cases that go wrong.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very hard to stop reading once you start 2 Jun 2014
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This is the 2nd book I have read by this author. Slightly different from my normal type of book but once you start reading and get involved with the different cases it's very hard to put down. Keeps you gripped to what happens next. The end seems to come quite suddenly when your not quite expecting it though. Great read.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Gripping 13 May 2014
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A collection of stories about the affect abuse had on them, a must read for those who think life is easy for kids with problems or in care. Well written.
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5.0 out of 5 stars I love it
Couldnt put it down
Published 2 months ago by bird
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Really good read
Published 3 months ago by KateC
5.0 out of 5 stars Books
Love Shane Dunphy and have read a lot of his books before so was only too happy to purchase this. Anyone who likes true to life this author is very good.
Published 13 months ago by Gina Cronin
5.0 out of 5 stars Shocking tales of children's awful upbringing
I have read Shane,s other books,though they are not an easy read due to the nature of the stories they are though an insight into how awful some children,s lives are and how... Read more
Published 13 months ago by ceri
5.0 out of 5 stars powerful, devastating yet hopeful
This book runs the full gauntlet of emotions. The stories show the power over children that parents and those in authority hold both in a negative and positive way. Read more
Published 15 months ago by J. Burton
5.0 out of 5 stars love this!
Amazing read.. A Very recommended author, def makes you want to read more and more.. Was hard to put down.
Published 15 months ago by lacey
5.0 out of 5 stars Hush, little baby. By Shane Dunphy
A fantastic read if a little upsetting to think of the innocent children whose lives are ruined by people they trust. Read more
Published 22 months ago by Kate T
5.0 out of 5 stars hush little baby
Fantastic book, very difficult to out down, keep the tissue box handy especially if you are like me and feel that all this type of book tear at my heart strings.
Published on 9 Nov 2012 by Kindle Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars I'm a dunphy virgin!
First book of his I'd read, saddening to think that children have to suffer at the hands of their families or guardians; however their are people out there who are prepared to... Read more
Published on 3 Mar 2011 by too young for a book club?
5.0 out of 5 stars A Must Read
I could not put this book down once I had started it.
This was really well-written and, although some parts are painful and deeply upsetting to read, it makes you aware of... Read more
Published on 20 Aug 2010 by LDW024
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