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Publisher's Summary

In her new book, Cathy Glass, the number one best-selling author of Damaged, tells the story of the Alice, a young and vulnerable girl who is desperate to return home to her mother.
Alice, aged four, is snatched by her mother the day she is due to arrive at Cathy's house. Drug-dependent and mentally ill, but desperate to keep hold of her daughter, Alice's mother snatches her from her parents' house and disappears.
Cathy spends three anxious days worrying about her whereabouts before Alice is found safe, but traumatised. Alice is like a little doll, so young and vulnerable, and she immediately finds her place in the heart of Cathy's family. She talks openly about her mummy, who she dearly loves, and how happy she was living with her maternal grandparents before she was put into care. Alice has clearly been very well looked after and Cathy can't understand why she couldn't stay with her grandparents.
It emerges that Alice's grandparents are considered too old (they are in their early sixties) and that the plan is that Alice will stay with Cathy for a month before moving to live with her father and his new wife. The grandparents are distraught - Alice has never known her father, and her grandparents claim he is a violent drug dealer.
Desperate to help Alice find the happy home she deserves, Cathy's parenting skills are tested in many new ways. Finally questions are asked about Alice's father suitability, and his true colours begin to emerge.
©2010 Cathy Glass (P)2014 HarperCollins Publishers Limited
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Critic Reviews

"Cannot fail to move those who read it." (Adoption-net)
"Heartbreaking." ( The Mirror)
"A truly harrowing read that made me cry." ( The Sun)
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5 out of 5 stars
By Gloria Burkhart on 03-23-16

Heart Wrenching!

As a CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) in the America I found this particular book hard to listen to at times. This particular novel took me through the many emotions that I have experienced with the kids I have advocated for. Much like Cathy I have been frustrated by decisions made by Social Services as I worked through a particular case especially. She and the Social Worker found themselves at odds against a system as wheels move slowly in the case.

We forget sometimes that some four-y

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3 out of 5 stars
By Lisa Willett on 03-04-18

not one of my favorites

This one dragged on and I found it hard to listen to. Very drawn out and boring, in a sense......not what I expected from a Glass book.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Susan Inglis on 01-10-17

Such a tragic story

This one got to me. As a nurse, I cannot agree strongly enough that lack of funding equals lack of staff. However, this simply does not justify the lack of action at the beginning of this story. This poor, innocent, sweet little girl had to suffer because of ignorance. I am so very glad that she had a happy ending.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Lisa Byrd on 12-02-16

Another great Cathy glass story

This is the first ever audio book I've listened to. Very well narrated and easy to listen too

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