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A Family Torn Apart: Three sisters and a dark secret that threatens to separate them for ever

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I don't like to perpetuate the idea that false reports occur, because the system makes it difficult enough for children and women to be believed as it is. It is clear that the assault story was made up as there were multiple witness testimonies of where the father and the daughter both were at the supposed assault time, no physical evidence at all, and at the end the daughter admitted she made it up because she hates her step-dad and wanted to live with her bio-dad.

The baby is coming to her straight from hospital and will have no contact with her teenage mother, Haylea. She is able to perfectly capture and balance the perspectives of herself as the foster carer, her children, the foster children, and the foster children's families. I suspect there are issues of consent, which is why she publishes under a pseudonym and changes the names of her charges and their families, but she provides lots of very specific details about the family, regardless. She has three teenage children of her own; one of whom was adopted after a long-term foster placement. i just hope the family are able to get their life back on track and move forward with help and support.Cathy has written 16 books, including bestselling memoirs Cut, Hidden and Mummy Told Me Not To Tell.

I was looking forward to a new Cathy Glass book, but like other reviews, I agree there was too many references and explaining of Covid protocols (Like we’ve all been living under a rock all this time! Now, when I read a new Cathy Glass book or listen to her stories on Audible, I don't feel like I'm reading a book, I feel as though I am reconnecting with an old friend. I hope that readers can accept this saddening story for what it is and acknowledge that when false allegations are made it can be devastating to the family. She should have stood by her daughter throughout the process and then she never would have lost the younger two.

This memoir toys with the readers emotions as they try to find the truth within this family's chaos. We all know about washing our hands and sanitizer but what I didn't get was more of the girls story. This was the story of two little girls who’s elder sister had made allegations against their father (the older sister’s stepfather) ending in them being removed to Cathy’s care. I have been a foster carer for over twenty-five years and am what's known as a specialist foster carer, sometimes referred to as a level 3 carer.

The story Cathy tells keeps you captivated from the very first page right through until the last page. They loved their mummy and daddy and seemed to have been well cared for, but their older half-sister Ashleigh, had accused their father of raping her. One of the things that captivates me about her books is that the stories she tells are not isolated.

Every time a Cathy Glass book comes out I know I need to set aside some time because I cannot put these books down once I start. Yes, I appreciate some people are new to her books but most are not and we don't need to read it in every book. This book in particular was hard to read due to the subject matter, and the intense distress it clearly caused to all family members involved. When foster carer, Cathy Glass, is asked to foster Darcy-May, a two-day old baby, she is very concerned.

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