Hidden: The Heartbreaking True Story of an ‘Invisible’ Boy
Cathy Glass

Hidden: The Heartbreaking True Story of an ‘Invisible’ Boy

There are 11.8 million children know to be living in the UK. It is thought there could be as many as 1 million other children living here who are unregistered, and therefore unknown. Some have been trafficked into the country to work in the sex industry, or as cheap labour in our sweatshops. Others have been smuggled in, or sent from third-world countries to be privately fostered in the hope of escaping abject poverty. Some will have come in on forged passports, or under visitor’s visa that have expired. Others many have been born here to parents who are not registered themselves. No one really knows the true picture, but these children live isolated and perilous. They are outside of, and unprotected by our society, and often only come to our attention, when something goes dreadfully wrong.

This is the horrendous story of one such child who came into Cathy’s care.

Book Details:

  • Author: Cathy Glass
  • Published Year: 2008
  • Rights Sold
    • UK: Harper Collins
    • Poland: Muza

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

  • "Hidden: 8 weeks in the Top Ten."
    Sunday Times Bestseller
  • "...Hidden plays out like an ITV drama. The tragedy is no fiction, but a true story. A life-affirming read...that proves sometimes a little hope is all you need."
    Heat magazine. No 4 in their top ten books
  • "...her style of writing is gripping and the issues she deals with completely engrossing. I won't give the ending away, but I was in tears, just like I was with Damaged. I shall be buying her next book as soon as it's out. It's unusual to find a writer this good! I just can't get enough."
    Amazon Review, Martha, UK
  • "Hidden is a fantastic read - a great page turner, totally absorbing, and real eye-opener. I had no idea such things could happen in this country…a glimpse of an underworld that no child should ever be aware of, let alone be part of. MPs and those in government…read this book and take note! This is a side of illegal immigration we don't see and there could be as many as 1 million children living as Tayo had to!"
    Amazon Review, Robert, UK