The true story of Melody, aged 8, the last of five siblings to be taken from her drug dependent single mother and brought into care.
When Cathy is told about Melody’s terrible childhood, she is sure she’s heard it all before. But it isn’t long before she feels there is more going on than she or the social services are aware of. Although Melody is angry at having to leave her mother, as many children coming into care are, she also worries about her obsessively – far more than is usual. Amanda, Melody’s mother, is also angry and takes it out on Cathy at contact, which again is something Cathy has experienced before. Yet there is a lost and vulnerable look about Amanda, and Cathy starts to see why Melody worries about her and feels she needs looking after.
When Amanda misses contact, it is assumed she has forgotten, but nothing could have been further from the truth…
About the author
Cathy has been a foster carer for over 25 years, during which time she has looked after more than 100 children, of all ages and backgrounds. She has three teenage children of her own; one of whom was adopted after a long-term foster placement. The name Cathy Glass is a pseudonym.
Cathy has written 29 books, including bestselling memoirs Damaged, Cut, and Will You Love Me?
Another brilliant book
Every book I read by Cathy has me laughing out loud and in tears. What an amazing family they are. I love all of her books and this one caught me off guard as I am a carer to people who are devastatingly struck by dementia. You are one in a million Cathy xxx
A true inspiration
A truly brilliant book which shows the warm heart of “Cathy”. You really do ride the waves of emotions alongside the family throughout the book.