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A Family Torn Apart: Three sisters and a dark secret that threatens to separate them for ever

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The drama is a focus point towards the end and I wanted more time with the girls as they neared the end of their stay with Cathy - the story moved towards the adults. The police and social services have no choice but to remove two-year-old Jamey from home after his mother leaves him alone all night to go out partying. Since other Goodreaders have indicated that the book is not up to Glass’ usual standard I will withhold recommendations until after reading some of her earlier books. I was looking forward to a new Cathy Glass book, but like other reviews, I agree there was too many references and explaining of Covid protocols (Like we’ve all been living under a rock all this time! Way too much detail and the whole time you’re wanting to get to the end to find out the truth but mainly just to get it over with.

Now, when I read a new Cathy Glass book or listen to her stories on Audible, I don't feel like I'm reading a book, I feel as though I am reconnecting with an old friend. To access your ebook(s) after purchasing, you can download the free Glose app or read instantly on your browser by logging into Glose. Angie, 6, and sister Polly, 4, are utterly distraught when they arrive to stay with foster carer Cathy Glass.

Her next three titles, Hidden, Cut and The Saddest Girl in the World, were similarly successful, all reaching the bestseller charts. Her fostering memoirs tell the stories of some of the children who came in to her care, many of whom had suffered abuse. We all know about washing our hands and sanitizer but what I didn't get was more of the girls story. I have been a foster carer for over twenty-five years and am what's known as a specialist foster carer, sometimes referred to as a level 3 carer. I also worked closely with the police on abuse cases and understand why social workers cannot share all the information discovered during the assessment process.

Ashleigh is now living in a children’s residential home where she will be prepared for semi-independent living when she comes out of care at eighteen. Too much mention of the word 'love' and covid which wasn't really required and sometimes it felt like things were being listed, " this happened, and then that happened. She has three teenage children of her own; one of whom was adopted after a long-term foster placement.The discussion Q's seemed slightly insensitive, as of course children's allegations should be taken serious. Her work is strongly identified with both the True Life Stories and Inspirational Memoirs genres, and she has also written a parenting guide to bringing up children, Happy Kids, and a novel, The Girl in the Mirror, based on a true story.

Cathy, his carer, encourages Jackson to talk about what has happened to his family, but he just won’t engage. As described, the English foster system sounds much more bureaucratic, and much more concerned with childrens’ well-being than is California’s. nevertheless, i appreciated her writing style and insights into fostering as usual and it was nice to see that the children were indeed not victims. And in the end poor Ashliegh is abandoned by both of her parents and left in foster care permanently for telling a lie? Cathy instantly began labelling Tim with names although as a Foster carer she shouldn't have been using those titles.It was the first time reading one of Cathy's, and I found her writing style to be somewhat simple, which in turn made it difficult to follow. It is clear that the assault story was made up as there were multiple witness testimonies of where the father and the daughter both were at the supposed assault time, no physical evidence at all, and at the end the daughter admitted she made it up because she hates her step-dad and wanted to live with her bio-dad. The girls appear to have been well looked after, but as they settle and start to talk of life at home, it becomes clear something is badly wrong. Even more worrying, she will be brought to Cathy with a police escort as it’s vital her extended family don’t know where she is.

She is supposed to have phone contact with Polly and Angie but doesn’t want to speak to them, which seems strange. Glass has worked as a foster career for more than 20 years, during which time she has fostered more than 50 children. Their older half-sister Ashleigh has accused their father of something horrible, and the two young sisters have been removed from home to keep them safe. Angie, 6, and her sister, Polly, 4, are utterly distraught when they arrive at Cathy’s house, having been taken from their home by social workers, after their older half-sister, Ashleigh, accuses their father of raping her.Another great book by this author, this was a really hard book to read given the truth of the story. Cathy has written 16 books, including bestselling memoirs Cut, Hidden and Mummy Told Me Not To Tell. I didn’t feel it was one of Cathy’s best books to be honest, and it didn’t seem like the same person had written it! Ebooks fulfilled through Glose cannot be printed, downloaded as PDF, or read in other digital readers (like Kindle or Nook).

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