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When six-week-old Jasmine is placed with foster carer Maggie Hartley, Maggie is delighted to have a baby in the house again. Jasmine has been taken into care over fears for her safety after the police are called to the family's home several times following her birth. Her mother, Hailey, vehemently denies that anything is wrong, however, and social services allow her to have daily supervised visits with Jasmine.

Baby Jasmine is a joy to be around, but Maggie suspects that all is not quite as it seems with her mum. Maggie struggles to draw timid and extremely quiet Hailey out of her shell and fears that she may be suffering with postnatal depression. 

Then one day Hailey arrives for the contact session with her hair streaked with blood and her body covered in bruises. Breaking down, a terrified Hailey admits that she is being abused by her violent husband and is too afraid to leave him. 

Maggie realises that the only way mother and daughter will be reunited is if Hailey admits what's going on behind closed doors and leaves her husband. But after years of physical and psychological abuse, that's easier said than done....

©2018 Maggie Hartley (P)2018 Orion Publishing Group

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  • Pam
  • 04-07-2018

Love to hear about Maggie

I enjoy the story and learning how foster care works.
I have a hard time putting them down once I start.
would recommend. Good read keeps the mind intriged.

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  • Jackie Marie Shaw
  • 25-05-2018

Maggie Hartley is the best!!

I absolutely love each and every Maggie Hartley book I read or listen to!! This book doesn’t disappoint, another great book by one of my favorite authors!!

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  • Helen
  • 07-07-2018

Fantastic!

Another fantastic book! Finished it in a day it was so good! Lots going on and great writing.

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  • Munchie
  • 17-06-2018

Brilliant!

this was a fantastic book. Penny read it very well. Story line was great. I'd highly recommend it. An extremely great read.

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  • misszsazsa
  • 02-06-2018

great read !

I was finding it hard to put it down! A great story.You will enjoy !

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  • steph
  • 12-08-2018

Great read

I couldn’t put this book down great read recommended to everyone that like these books

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  • rozina
  • 12-07-2018

Another Beautifully written heart rending story

I’ve read all of Maggie’s books and she not yet failed to make me cry.
I was in the foster care system myself but could not get the happy ending that these children and family‘s got.
Maggie writes beautifully with the attention to small details that really makes such emotional stories come alive.