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Publisher's Summary

The heartbreaking true story of a young, troubled mother who needed help.
The 16th fostering memoir by Cathy Glass.
It is the first time Laura has been out since the birth of her baby when Cathy sees her in the school playground. A joyful occasion, but Cathy has the feeling something is wrong. By the time she discovers what it is, it is too late.
This is the true story of Laura, whose life touches Cathy's in a way she could never have foreseen. It is also the true stories of little Darrel, Samson and Hayley, whom she fosters when their parents need help. Some stories can have happy endings and others cannot, but as a foster carer Cathy can only do her best.
©2015 Cathy Glass (P)2015 HarperCollins Publishers Limited
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4 out of 5 stars
By Thomas on 04-09-16

Okay, but not as good as her first book.

So far I have listened to three of Cathy Glass's books; I started with "Girl Alone" based on a recommendation and really liked it, so I decided to read her others in chronological order. So that meant I read "Cut" next, and then this one "The Silent Cry".

Unlike the other two books, Cathy never actually fosters a child for any period of time in this book -- instead she takes in some kids in "respite", meaning they are just in her care temporarily, such as a weekend. So you don't really get to know them very well, with the exception of Samson, who constantly misbehaves and stands out from the others.

Instead the book mostly deals with a family down the street, and a mother (Laura) who is suffering severe postpartum depression. I just found this part of the book somewhat boring. But I can't really blame the author, she is writing down true stories and this is apparently what happened during this period.

I will bestow praise to he narrator Denica Fairman (who does all of the Cathy Glass books); she is just amazing in how she is able to convincingly do voices for toddlers, preteens, teenagers and adult women and make them all unique. She also does a good enough job of adult male voices that it doesn't distract from the story.




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5 out of 5 stars
By Randi shelton on 03-28-16

Excellent!

Cathy Glass has given us another excellent memoir! I love her books and can't start once I start!

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5 out of 5 stars
By Anonymous User on 10-18-17

loved it

loved it, could listen to it over and over again. recommended to all, made me smile and put a lump in my throut

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5 out of 5 stars
By Bubblemate on 07-23-17

Cathy's

A wonderful a wonderful story . loved it so interesting like all the books I've had of Cathy's it,s because they are all true story.


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By Emma on 02-03-17

Cathy is a genuine caring person. love her books.

been a great help raising my own 3 kids.
endless patients she has got is such a inspiration. xx

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