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Ruth was a ghost of a girl when she arrived into foster mother Maggie Hartley's care. Pale, frail and withdrawn, it was clear to Maggie that Ruth had seen and experienced things that no 11-year-old should have to, that she had been conditioned to 'see no evil, speak no evil'.
Ruth is in desperate need of help, but can Maggie get through to her and unlock the harrowing secret she carries? Through love, reassurance and patience, Maggie starts to unravel Ruth's painful past - a past defined by cruelty and abuse by the very people who should have protected her.
Raised by a cruel stepmother and her father after her own mum abandoned her, Ruth was abused, underfed and ignored while her half siblings lived a life of luxury. It's up to Maggie to help Ruth find her voice - to be a ghost no more and bring those who have harmed her to justice.
©2016 Maggie Hartley (P)2017 Orion Publishing Group
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By gina on 01-24-18

what a turn around

loved it couldn't stop listening what a heroic little girl. What determination by her care taker Maggie rocks

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By memeh on 11-18-17

heartwarming and moving

very moving story. content and narration was great. I would highly recommend this book to anyone interested in the care of children

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By Anonymous User on 12-05-17

just brilliant ,

really good sad bits but most of all you get to a girl blossom and run with it .

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By Anonymous User on 10-07-17

brought tears to my eyes & made me laugh out loud.

I looked forward to listening to this each time I drove. kept me company on a three hour drive. made me laugh, cry sigh and shout.

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