When Reece arrives at Cathy's door aged 7 years old, he has already passed through the hands of four different carers in four weeks. As the details of his short life emerge, it becomes clear that to help him, Cathy will face her biggest challenge yet.
The latest title from the author of Sunday Times and New York Times bestseller Damaged.
Reece is the last of six siblings to be fostered. Having been in care for four months his aggressive and disruptive behaviour has seen him passed from carer to carer. Although only 7, he has been excluded from school, and bites people so often that his mother calls him 'Sharky'.
Cathy wants to find the answers for Reece’s distressing behaviour, but he has been sworn to secrecy by his mother, and will not tell them anything. As the social worker prepares for the final hearing, he finds five different files on Reece’s family, and is incredulous that he had not been removed from them as a baby. When the darkest of family secrets is revealed to Cathy, Reece’s behaviour suddenly starts to make sense, and together they can begin to rebuild his life.
About the author
Cathy has been a foster carer for over 20 years, during which time she has looked after more than 70 children, of all ages and backgrounds. Cathy runs training courses on fostering for her local Social Services, and helps draft new fostering procedures and guidelines. 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.
A broken boy with a beautiful ending
Beautiful story of a beautiful little boy and a career who took time to show him love. God really did take care of Reece. Cathy, thank you for being a blessing to so many precious children. ❤️
Heartbreaking but beautiful story
This story was truly heartbreaking but in the end it was magical to see a special little boy loved and treasured by so many different people. Cathy Glass has touched my life with her foster care memoirs. Thank you for sharing your stories, Cathy xx
Author believes she knows more then anyone else involved. She is so busy crowning herself a Saint the book gets real tedious. A lot of misspelled words.