Girl Alone
Cathy Glass

Girl Alone
  • Joss, aged 13, is angry and out of control when she arrives at Cathy’s house. Two previous foster carers and an aunt have tried and failed to help Joss. Cathy has doubts she can do any better but she is Joss’s last chance. Joss’s next move will be to a secure unit for own protection. In prison at the age of thirteen.
  • Joss smokes cannabis, drinks alcohol, goes missing overnight and is in trouble with the police and at school. Cathy worries about the effect her behaviour is having on her own teenage children, especially when it seems she is unable to make a difference and Joss’s behaviour deteriorates further. Yet Cathy appreciates why Joss is so angry, confused and upset. Four years previously, aged only 9, Joss  arrived home from school to find her father’s lifeless body hanging in the garage. He had committed suicide. 

Book Details:

  • Author: Cathy Glass
  • Published Year: 2015
  • Rights Sold
    • UK: Harper Collins

Cathy Glass

Cathy has been a foster carer for over 25 years, during which time she has looked after more than 150 children, of all ages and backgrounds. She is a specialist foster carer, also referred to as a level three carer, which means she often looks after children with complex needs or those with very challenging behaviour. Much of her inspiration for writing comes from fostering. She was awarded a degree in education and psychology, as a mature student. Cathy has always combined fostering with writing, rising very early every morning in order to write, before the day begins with her ever changi...
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Book Reviews

  • "Another amazing read by Cathy Glass. Once I pick up her books I can never put them down until that last page has been read. I am never disappointed."
    Goodreads
  • "….deceptively easy style which builds the suspense expertly and teases out the various events in a totally gripping manner. "
    Andrew Lownie
  • "Another heart wrenching true story…"
    Amazon
  • "Another heart wrenching true story…"
    The Book Depository
  • "Another brilliant book by this author, I have enjoyed every single one of her books…. told with great sensitivity."
    Goodreads
  • "As always with Cathy’s books the story is very touching but also has details of abuse.  I’d advise keeping tissues nearby. The language is very emotive too. The detail involved is spot on. "
    The Glitter Notebook.
  • "I loved this book. I have every book that Cathy Glass has written. I would highly recommend. "
    W H Smiths review
  • "Another amazing book couldn't put it down ."
    Amazon