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Too Scared to Tell

A True Story
Narrated by: Denica Fairman
Length: 8 hrs and 55 mins
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Publisher's Summary

The true story of a six-year-old boy with a dreadful secret.

Oskar's school teacher raises the alarm. Oskar's mother is abroad, and he has been left in the care of friends, but has been arriving in school hungry, unkempt and with bruises on his arms, legs and body. Experienced foster carer Cathy Glass is asked to look after him, but as the weeks pass, her concerns deepen. Oskar is far too quiet for a child of six and is clearly scared of something or someone.

And who are those men parked outside his school watching him?

©2020 Cathy Glass (P)2020 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

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bloody brilliant

totally enjoyed very sad at times but a bloody awesome book. i felt like i knew them all.

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  • P&M mommy
  • 29-03-2020

Not my favorite but still good

I’m a huge fan of Glass books, but this one wasn’t at the top of my list. Still a good one, just not as captivating as her other books.

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  • sondra laco
  • 14-07-2020

Another cannot put down book!

All I can truly say is Thank God for a wonderful, exceptional life changing woman! I have read ALL of Cathy Glass's books and she is most definitely an angel here on earth! Such heartbreaking situations these children are in and I wish NO child to ever be harmed but I thank god there are people like her! Also as always the narrator is wonderful!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 18-05-2020

Heart-wrenching with a sweet ending

Denics Fairman has a soothing sweet voice. Cathy Glass writes such detailed and inspiring memoirs that you feel you are right there through it all. Though this story was heart wrenchingly sad, the end cheered me up a bit as they usually do.

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  • jocelyn ackerman
  • 05-05-2020

all of her books are wonderful

Cathy is an amazing author. Every one of her books are deeply meaningful. If you haven't listened to any of her books, you are missing out! She takes her listeners along with her trials and tribulations.

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  • Deanna Holbrook
  • 03-03-2020

Full of compassion and impossible to put down!

This book is another well written, exciting, thought provoking, and heart wrenching book. Ms Glass has outdone herself. I wait on tenterhooks for the next book.

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  • Wikidride
  • 28-02-2020

need tissues...

I loved it, although extremely sad in the beginning, it brings better feelings in the end.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 28-02-2020

Her memoirs get better and better with each book

Being a huge Cathy Glass fan, I have listened to all of her books, so when this one was released for preorder I bought it immediately. It did not disappoint. My heart broke along with Cathy’s when she told Oskar’s story. She is an amazing human being in the way she deals with these kids and their tragic stories. Danica Fairman is a great narrator, and give life the stories. I can’t wait for the next book!!!

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  • ashleigh byrne
  • 25-02-2020

not what I expected

I bought this book thinking it was going to be a thriller but instead it was an account of foster care and a heartbreaking story I've been abused little boy it wasn't a bad book but it was definitely not what I wanted

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  • Rachael Max & Poe
  • 24-02-2020

Soul warming

I love this story. Cathy has a way of telling true stories that can impact any reader. This book has left my heart warmer and my soul lighter.

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  • Rachel
  • 21-02-2020

Another great book

Cathy Glass and Denica Fairman are an unbeatable combination! This was a wonderful book! Felt that I actually met all the characters. A really wonderful uplifting story!

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  • Linda jauncey
  • 23-02-2020

Another great fostering story from Cathy.

I thoroughly enjoyed this audio production and was sorry when the book ended. I can't wait for the next one!

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  • Jackie
  • 21-02-2020

another brilliant life lesson...

since cathy's first memoir, i have been challenged to take a slower look at the things i pass by too quickly. it is critical that people know the real world and she brings that to us, once again. thanks for opening up your world so i could open mine...the tears and the joy....

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  • Sally baynes
  • 21-02-2020

To scared to tell by Cathy glass

Fantastic book like all her books are. She's such a fantastic writer the best I no off...

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  • Miss A A Bowers
  • 19-07-2020

Touching Memoir

Another amazingly touching memoir of Cathy & the children she’s fostered & cared for over the years.
Oscar’s story was harrowing & so glad that those men met their comeuppance in the end. I really hope he thrived back in Poland with Doll & Ivan, who also were clearly heroes in this story.

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  • Reeree
  • 17-07-2020

u won't want to stop listening

loved it , brough tear to my eyes, amazing story line , emotional and happy

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  • mitchellt
  • 24-06-2020

fabulous

Another fabulous read. I thoroughly enjoyed.listening to this. well done Cathy. looking forward to your next one.

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  • Samantha Rose
  • 02-06-2020

brilliant as always

you really are .y favourite author Cathy, I could read, listen or watch your stories all day long. Since reading your books it has made me a better person. would and will recommend

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  • angel
  • 01-06-2020

brilliant

absolutely brilliant as expected love all cathy glass books but this made it easy for me as I get eye strain reading.

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  • Laura Kershaw
  • 19-05-2020

Fabulous listen.

Love listening it this. As a Foster carer myself it was lovely to hear the stories from another carer.
It was happy, sad, and so emotional. Having young children myself it's hard to find the time to pick up a book to read. So this is perfect as I can listen any chance I get to myself and if in the car can turn the radio off and listen.

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  • Libby Winfield
  • 01-05-2020

Wonderful

So upsetting at times and shocking I was gripped with every word. Such a happy ending bought a tear to my eye several times.