The children’s parents are distraught when little Kit, 18 months old, and his sister, Molly, 3 years, are brought into care as a result of suspected non-accidental injuries. One or both of the parents is thought to have harmed the children. Kit has a broken arm and bruises to his face and his sister is withdrawn and scared.
The parents maintain they have never hurt their children. Molly and Kit appear to have been well looked after and miss their parents dreadfully. Is it possible the social services have got it wrong and Kit’s injuries were accidental?
Both children become sick with a mysterious illness while, experienced foster carer, Cathy, is looking after them. Very worried, she asks for more hospital tests to be done. They’ve already had a lot. When Cathy’s daughter, Lucy, becomes ill too she believes she has found the cause of Kit and Molly’s illness and the parents aren’t to blame. However, nothing could be further from the truth and what comes to light is far more sinister and shocking.
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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