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The true story of Melody, aged eight, the last of five siblings to be taken from her drug dependent single mother and brought into care.

When Cathy is told about Melody's terrible childhood, she is sure she's heard it all before. But it isn't long before she feels there is more going on than she or the social services are aware of. Although Melody is angry at having to leave her mother, as many children coming into care are, she also worries about her obsessively - far more than is usual. Amanda, Melody’s mother, is also angry and takes it out on Cathy at contact, which again is something Cathy has experienced before. Yet there is a lost and vulnerable look about Amanda, and Cathy starts to see why Melody worries about her and feels she needs looking after.

When Amanda misses contact, it is assumed she has forgotten, but nothing could have been further from the truth....

©2018 Cathy Glass (P)2018 HarperCollins Publishers

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Heartbreaking

Another amazing story that shows the strength and unconditional love that children have for their parents. A sad story but at the same time I was so pleased that Melody was no longer living on the streets and that her mother at least was comfortable as she passed away. Cathy is a true hero and an absolute angel.

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Brilliant

Didn’t expect the ending but it was sad and beautiful - another great book by Cathy glass

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Always love Cathy's books!

Loved it! Good reading and a good book. Always a good read by Cathy. She gives us an insight into fostering and all that can and does go wrong in young lives.

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A bit uneventful

I have read MANY of C.Glass books but this one was pretty straight forward with not many bumps. I did cry a couple times but there wasn't much else going on. It's just real life going on for noone's entertainment. lol

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Amazing as always!!

I could not stop listening. Another truly amazing read. Cathy does such amazing work, and the children she fosters are so lucky to have her. Hope she has another book to release soon.

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  • Zoe Norton
  • 04-10-2018

Bad Narration

Cathy Glass is obviously well regarded and I admire her work and writing, what an amazing woman....but listening to this on audible was like listening to the narration of a Peppa Pig episode, there was no warmth to it at all and I felt like it was explaining the story to a child. I had to stop listening as it was really irritating. Such a shame. Sorry

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  • Alison Eccles
  • 07-10-2018

another amazing book

amazing and it was well narrated loved it so much it's definitely a massive 5 stars

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  • chucks
  • 11-09-2018

tearful yet joyous read

As with many Cathy glass books this tells a story involving an inside to children in her care . wonderfully written and read. Brought a tear or two to my eyes . thanks Cathy

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  • jacqueline poole
  • 09-09-2018

fantastic story

another fantastic story from cathy glass but very teary at end and happy as welll

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  • Jo holmes
  • 21-02-2021

Good book terrible narration

Love Cathy Glass books but the reader was laughable.
Good story as usual but bit patronising in some places

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  • Anonymous User
  • 14-02-2021

love cathy Glass

This one was a wonderful story, probably the one which isn't overly about abuse. But completely heart wrenching. I cried a few times, very touching.

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  • Reeree
  • 17-09-2020

superb reading

loved it , very moving and brought me to tears on several chapters great reading

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  • Sandra Berry
  • 01-05-2020

Not for me

The story is sad of course but I couldn't emphasise as it felt like it was a case study rather than a book, the narrator reads this like she is talking to under 10's in a classroom. Started but will not finish as the narrator spoiled it for me. And coming from a social care and healthcare background I dont think it rang as true as it could of really read.

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  • Ninja
  • 14-04-2019

A heartfelt book

Always a pleasure to hear about how children from all walks of life are given another chance of life.

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  • collijm
  • 13-12-2018

Foster Care

A fascinating view of adoption and fostering. Test jerking at times but sharing the wonderful work undertaken by these people. Will certainly read more of these books.

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