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Will Mummy Be Coming Back for Me? by [Dunphy, Shane]
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Will Mummy Be Coming Back for Me? Kindle Edition

4.6 out of 5 stars 17 customer reviews

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About the Author

In fifteen years as a child-protection worker, Shane Dunphy saw children growing up in horrific situations. He also witnessed their amazing ability to survive those unpromising beginnings. Shane is now a tutor on childcare courses, a broadcaster and a respected commentator on child-protection issues.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 3022 KB
  • Print Length: 260 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 184488211X
  • Publisher: Penguin (2 July 2009)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004LLIHFO
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars 17 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #45,934 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Brought this book and read it within two days in all it is a good book, but i cant help but think it was written in a rush, its not a very indepth book and its based solely on one case this time as opposed to his other books being based on a few different people.

A lot of the story is taken up with a reprint of a creative writing story which in itself works in the book as it explains a story but i think it was done to "bulk" the book out. I wont ruin the story for you but i found it so hard to sympathise with his charge in this instance and maybe that is why i found the book a real let down, i believe shanes skills would have been better spent elsewhere, but we live and learn and i am sure he has too.

Still one of my favourite authors but not his best book to date.
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This a a gripping story that I was hoping would have a different ending. Such a sad story of child abuse by those who are supposed to live bad protect them . I could not put this book down. Well done Shane
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What a heartbreaking story, sensitively written and raises many moral questions on when should we give up on a person. Also reminds us that many criminals' back stories are ones of tragedy and abuse. Worth a read.
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By Sheila Camp VINE VOICE on 13 April 2015
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I've read all of Shane's books and each one is as interesting as the other. This is a fairly old book, which take you to the beginning of Shane's working life.

We meet Jason both as a 5 year old and then as a teenager. Shane tries to help him on both occasions. A great read.
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A 16-year-old commits a brutal rape on a pensioner and is also known to pick up toddlers who he jointly abuses with his own father. His father, that is, who has a sexual preference for boys under 5 and who repeatedly bound and raped him while he was himself a toddler. His mother did nothing to stop the rapes and he was taken into care, but ended up in residential units after two serious sexual incidents with tiny children once he reached adolescence. Dunphy was his child care worker as a five-year-old and feels he has failed the lad completely; to make up for it, he tries to have him sent to a therapeutic unit rather than prison. The snag comes when this plan requires the co-operation of his parents...

The tale is well related as usual by Dunphy and sheds light on multi-generational transmission of sex abuse, a subject rarely covered in mainstream media, but, even knowing that these professionals must try to support their clients, I found it hard to stomach his belief as a child-care worker [not a defense lawyer, who would just be representing his client without prejudice] that a youth aged almost 17 who is a vicious nonce should be offered soft treatment because of his past. The front cover's talk of "paying for the sins of his parents" would only be true if he had no agency of his own, many (though not the majority of) abusers have been abused themselves in the past and still have to take the punishment when they harm somebody.

An instructive example could be found in R vs. "GM" and others [1998], a court case involving 8 members of the same family taking part in abuse of two generations of children. The father of the first generation and grandfather of the young abused children was jailed for 25 years.
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I found the book very interesting in that Jason was the victim as a boy but became the abuser himself. I don't have sympathy for sexual abusers but it was an insight into how they become that way, particularly when Shane finally got Jason to explain why.

Very thought provoking.
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This was a little different to Shane's usual book, the abused child becomming the abuser, same great story telling about a very hurt little boy.
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Good read - couldn't put it down - enjoyed it - compelling and fast moving though got confused at times by constant past/present - but don't regret buying it and might well buy again - Squirrel 59 - M 8.4.13
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