A Baby's Cry
Cathy Glass

A Baby's Cry

What could cause a mother to believe that giving away her newborn baby is her only option? Cathy Glass is about to find out. From author of Sunday Times and New York Times bestseller Damaged comes a harrowing and moving memoir about tiny Harrison, left in Cathy's care, and the potentially fatal family secret of his beginnings.

When Cathy is first asked to foster one-day old Harrison her only concern is if she will remember how to look after a baby. But upon collecting Harrison from the hospital, Cathy realises she has more to worry than she thought when she discovers that his background is shrouded in secrecy.

She isn't told why Harrison is in foster care and his social worker says only a few are aware of his very existence, and if his whereabouts became known his life, and that of his parents, could be in danger. Cathy tries to put her worries aside as she looks after Harrison, a beautiful baby, who is alert and engaging. Cathy and her children quickly bond with Harrison although they know that, inevitably, he will eventually be adopted.

But when a woman Cathy doesn't know starts appearing in the street outside her house acting suspiciously, Cathy fears for her own family's safety and demands some answers from Harrison's social worker. The social worker tells Cathy a little but what she says is very disturbing . How is this woman connected to Harrison and can she answer the questions that will affect Harrison's whole life?

Book Details:

  • Author: Cathy Glass
  • On Submission
  • Rights Sold
    • UK: Collins
    • Poland: Hachette
Cathy Glass

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

  • "…a harrowing and moving memoir about tiny Harrison, left in Cathy’s care, and the potentially fatal family secret of his beginnings. "
  • "Another excellent book…could not put it down. I have read all Cathy’s books and can’t wait for the next one to come out. "
  • "Cathy’s books are like chatting to an old friend…her writing style is diary like and easy to follow. "
    Dooyoo books
  • "have never been more drawn into a book as I was while reading A Baby’s Cry…. I would recommend this book to anyone. "
  • "I have just finished reading A Baby’s Cry, which was an emotional and moving read. I have read all Cathy’s books at least three times, and every time they reduce me to tears….an amazing individual."
    Australian Reviewer
  • "A Baby’s Cry kept me on the edge of my seat…couldn’t put it down. The whole mystery of Harrison’s mother and her secret was totally gripping."
    Michelle Conquer, Waterstones
  • "Brilliant. Another good read from Cathy glass. A real page turner as usual."