Angie, age 5, and her sister Polly, age 4, are utterly distraught when they are removed from home by social workers and taken to live with experienced foster carer, Cathy Glass. They love their mummy and daddy and seem to have been well cared for, but their older half-sister Ashleigh, has accused their father of raping her. A shocking crime which means Angie and Polly are considered at risk too.
The girls are inconsolable for days, not helped by only being allowed to see their mother online because of covid restrictions and concerns that she may frighten them into not telling the truth. But gradually they begin to settle and as they do they talk about life at home where there were a lot of arguments between Ashleigh and their parents.
Then a chance remark by Angie sets Cathy thinking that the situation might not be as it appears. She contacts the police which sets in motion a chain of events that eventually changes everything.
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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