Nobody’s Son.
Cathy Glass

Nobody’s Son.

When Cathy is asked to foster little Alex, aged 7, her immediate reaction is: Why can’t he stay with his present carers for the last month? He’s already had many moves since coming into care as a toddler and he’ll only be with her a short while before he goes to live with his permanent adoptive family. But the present carers are expecting a baby and the foster mother isn’t coping, so Alex goes to live with Cathy.


He settles easily and is very much looking forward to having a forever family of his own. The introductions and move to his adoptive family  go well. But Alex is only with them for a week when problems begin. What happens next is both shocking and upsetting, and calls into question the whole adoption process. It’s not the first time this has happened and it won’t be the last.


Book Details:

  • Author: Cathy Glass
  • Published Year: 2017
  • Rights Sold
    • UK: Harper Collins
    • France: L’Archipel.
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

  • "Amazing book, I was filled with emotion for this lost little boy. . Brilliant. Never disappoints   Another excellent book by Cathy Glass. I couldn’t put it down   Amazing book I read it in one sitting"
    Amazon 5* reviews
  • "So beautifully written my heart ached for Alex. Another amazing read!   Poignant and touching   Another excellent book by my favourite author   Fantastically well written "
  • "A very good book that calls into question the workings of our adoption system.   Another great book  "
    Goodreads 5* reviews
  • "A poignant and stirring glimpse into the life of foster care."
  • "An excellent book, wonderfully written."
  • "shocking and upsetting."
    Kobo 5* review