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Innocent Paperback – 9 Sep 2019
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About the Author
Cathy Glass is a pseudonym. She has been a foster carer for over 20 years, during which time she has looked after more than 100 children, of all ages and backgrounds. Cathy runs training courses on fostering for her local Social Services, and helps draft new fostering procedures and guidelines. Cathy has three teenage children of her own; one of whom, Lucy, was adopted after a long-term foster placement.
Cathy has always had an interest in writing, combining fostering with occasional freelance journalism and commercial writing, usually when a particular issue stirs her passion. Before the success of Damaged she had written on health and social issues for the Guardian, the Evening Standard, Luton News, and the Hemel Gazette. She is also a published fiction writer, with poems and short stories published in a number of commercial magazines.
Cathy’s books have been constantly in the best-seller charts since Damanged was published in 2007, having sold over 2 million copies across her titles worldwide.
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Really lovely children fostered in this book and a brilliant read. Lovely how you and the family give these two a lovely home life. Not much interaction to start, but they soon begin to bloom under Cathy's care.
Poor little things though keep being sick. Total mystery!
I actually do not feel that the end was the best outcome at all! Shocking I think!
You must read yet another fabulously written book by Cathy who is an amazing Foster Carer.
What poor Molly & Kit went through, at the hands of their mother was appalling. And as for the judge, the final decision was a travesty.
The way Cathy was treated by Aneta and Filip was disgusting, cruel, disrespectful and callous. I have read every book Cathy has written and THIS is the one that has made me the most angry.
Aneta treated her own children and Cathy so cruelly. Trying to blame Cathy for making the children ill, knowing full well she was poisoning them, was calculated and downright evil. It's shockingly sad, and scary to think those poor children are allowed back in the parents "care" after Aneta deliberately harmed them to make them sick, for attention - granted, she did have FDIA but it doesn't change the fact she could have killed them, and she could have ruined Cathy's life too. Selfish, horrid woman.
I just hope, for Molly and Kits' sake, that judge made the decision based on the children's best interests and not the parents wants. And I hope Molly and Kit don't suffer at her hands ever again and have no lasting trauma of what they went through, and remember their time with Cathy as a happy time.
I pre-ordered this-but didn't read it as soon as it came out. I kept seeing comments in groups where people were wanting to discuss the happenings-and I avoided looking at them as I didn't want to spoil it for when I read it. I saved this book for the Christmas and New Year holiday-when I would be able to just sit and read and read, and be able to really get my teeth into it. I'm so glad I did. It was fantastic, intriguing, and shocking. One of her best books in a while, I think, and highly recommend it.
Two young children are removed from their parents' care, and come to stay with Cathy and her family. The case is very intriguing. I thought I had guessed what might be going on-due to reading a few medical and true crime memoirs, and seeing some true crime documentaries on the TV-but I really wasn't sure, and it kept me guessing, and totally engrossed. I read it in just a couple of days.
Cathy Glass usually puts updates on her site so I resisted peeking there until I'd finished the book. Some people who'd read the book had said things about the ending. I suppose, as it's real life-we don't always get the ideal ending, everything rosy etc. I thought I'd see when I got to that bit. That's what made it totally unpredictable and involving. I did look on the author's website afterwards, and she has put a bit of update information, so I think it's a must to take a look there to complete the reading experience.
A great read.
The story is about two siblings who come to Cathy because they are constantly being sick (mother's fault as it turns out) and the younger sibling has a broken arm (sister's fault, albeit an accident)
Enough said or I'll give the story away.
Make your own mind up. Personally, I think if this was my first Cathy Glass book, it would be my last.
Well done Cathy & family for doing what you did. Another fabulous read.
Molly and kit are to little gems ,and u did yr very up most to keep them safe and well ,
You never seek to amaze me as I do it every time I read one of yr books and I've read most of them 100/100 stars xxx
Well done once again Cathy xxx