Cruel To Be Kind
Cathy Glass

Cruel To Be Kind

Fostering 6 year old Max gets off to a bad start when his mother telephones Cathy with threats and complaints even before the child has arrived. Max’s mother is in hospital having had two toes amputated, and Cathy hopes their relationship will improve with time.


Yet, despite Max’s mother and social worker both telephoning Cathy she has very few details about Max. When he arrives she has a big shock. Clearly looking after Max is going to be a new and different challenge. But while Max is kind, gentle and studious he struggles to fit in. He wants nothing more than to be like other children and have friends. 

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  • Author: Cathy Glass
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    • UK: Harper Collins
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 must buy, must read… "
    Ireadnovels Goodreads 5 * review
  • "Truly inspirational… "
  • "A must read…"
    Waterstones 5* review
  • "Brilliant story line. This story captured my heart as all of Cathy's books do... "
    Julie Blackman Goodreads 5 * review
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    Christine 5* Kobo review.
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    S Jewell Amazon 5* review
  • "Wonderful. A fantastic story…excellent narration…. "
    Mrs Brown 5* Audible review
  • "Such a brilliant read, my heart broke for max and his family"
    Kerry Amazon 5* review
  • "Had to read it all in one sitting"
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  • "Another excellent read I couldn’t put down… "
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  • "Brilliantly written… "
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  • "Cathy does it again! Wonderful book which I couldn't put down and read in one sitting... "
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