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Innocent: The True Story of Siblings Struggling to Survive

Narrated by: Denica Fairman
Length: 8 hrs and 54 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (6 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Innocent is the shocking true story of little Molly and Kit, siblings, aged three years and 18 months, who are brought into care as an emergency after suffering non-accidental injuries.

Aneta and Filip, the children’s parents, are distraught when their children are taken into care. Aneta maintains she is innocent of harming them, while Filip appears bewildered and out of his depth. It’s true the family has never come to the attention of the social services before, and little Kit and Molly appear to have been well looked after, but Kit has a broken arm and bruises on his face. Could it be they were a result of a genuine accident, as Aneta is claiming?

Both children become sick with a mysterious illness while experienced foster carer Cathy is looking after them. Very worried, she asks for more hospital tests to be done. They’ve already had a lot. When Cathy’s daughter, Lucy, becomes ill too she believes she has found the cause of Kit and Molly’s illness, and the parents aren’t to blame. However, nothing could be further from the truth, and what comes to light is far more sinister and shocking.

©2019 Cathy Glass (P)2019 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

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Another fantastic story written by Cathy Glass.

What a sad ending, although can't be changed because it's a true story. I feel awful for Cathy, the parents could have been more grateful.

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  • Nicole Lavery
  • 18-09-2019

Absolutely excellent! I loved every minute!

Incredible book. Would give 10 stars if I could. Thank you Cathy for another wonderful story.

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  • twandawanda
  • 09-09-2019

Always a great and informative true story

Another great story from Cathy Glass!! As for the narrator...she can draw me right into the book to the point that I don't want to put the book down!!! Hats off to the both of you in my opinion. As always looking forward to her next book

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  • Hanson
  • 09-09-2019

Very hard to get into

Usually finish Cathy’s books the day I purchase them, but this one got off to such a slow start it was hard to listen for longer than an hour or so at a time. Feel like the first 10 or so chapters was just the same thing being repeated over and over again. A good story but feel like many chapters were just unnecessary page fillers.

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  • Moya francis
  • 09-09-2019

Excellent as usual

I love all her books. This one is very interesting and also frightening. Crazy story!

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  • Lynne Murphy
  • 07-09-2019

Love it..

Another Cathy Glass Fostering memoir must read! An incredibly honest account of the highs and lows of fostering and the variety of children, professionals and birth families foster carers work with. Heartwarming and Heartbreaking all at once...exactly like fostering is Bravo!

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  • Lou
  • 22-09-2019

Not as good as previous

I enjoy the narrator, and have listened to many other books read by her and written by this author. But I don't think I'll be getting any more in the future. The last few books have been boring and predictable. I had this on preorder and it wasn't worth the wait. it's been brilliant to have an insight to the foster system and these children's lives but I feel the focus has moved into producing more books. Quantity over quality.

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  • Tricia
  • 19-09-2019

Brilliant

Absolutely brillliant but all Cathy glass books are,very touching and sometimes heart wrenching.overall very good.

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  • BEX385
  • 14-09-2019

Fantastic read yet again

Cathy yet again gives such an honest and detailed review of such a sensitive and often covered up process.

This book will make you smile, laugh, fill up but most of all you feel as though you are there going through it too. A great listen! Bring on the next one :)

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 13-09-2019

tearjerking

another heartfelt story from Cathy so sad in places giving you an insight of life.

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  • ian mcnamara
  • 06-09-2019

Great story but sad ending.

Another really good book by this author, I have to say i was concerned about the condition that the mother had. I agree it's good that she realised she'd been in the wrong and did something about it. However this is a serious condition and I would question weather it's a condition you can truely recover from. I really hope in this case that the write choice was made and that these children will be ok. Another really good book by this author, I have to say i was concerned about the condition that the mother had. I agree it's good that she realised she'd been in the wrong and did something about it. However this is a serious condition and I would question weather it's a condition you can truely recover from. I really hope in this case that the write choice was made and that these children will be ok.

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