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What could cause a mother to believe that giving away her newborn baby is her only option? Cathy Glass is about to find out. From author of Sunday Times and New York Times bestseller Damaged comes a harrowing and moving memoir about tiny Harrison, left in Cathy's care, and the potentially fatal family secret of his beginnings.
When Cathy is first asked to foster one-day old Harrison her only concern is if she will remember how to look after a baby. But upon collecting Harrison from the hospital, Cathy realises she has more to worry than she thought when she discovers that his background is shrouded in secrecy.
She isn't told why Harrison is in foster care and his social worker says only a few are aware of his very existence, and if his whereabouts became known his life, and that of his parents, could be in danger. Cathy tries to put her worries aside as she looks after Harrison, a beautiful baby, who is alert and engaging. Cathy and her children quickly bond with Harrison although they know that, inevitably, he will eventually be adopted.
But when a woman Cathy doesn't know starts appearing in the street outside her house acting suspiciously, Cathy fears for her own family's safety and demands some answers from Harrison's social worker. The social worker tells Cathy a little but what she says is very disturbing . How is this woman connected to Harrison and can she answer the questions that will affect Harrison's whole life?
©2015 HarperCollins Publishers Limited (P)2015 Cathy Glass
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4 out of 5 stars
By Christina on 11-03-2018

Good but mainly uneventful

I love Cathy Glass books, however, this one had little in the way of gripping events except when she had a little girl for respite care who was sharing horrible memories from her mom and step dad's home. I am aware Cathy's point of view is limited when it comes to the horrible events going on outside of fostering, the events usually only being shared by the child, so the fact that this was a story of a newborn would obviously leave the story absent of why I love reading Cathy's books. On the other hand it was nice to not put myself under all that heartbreaking torment you usually find in her books. On to the next one. :)

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4 out of 5 stars
By Sandy Banfield on 12-02-2018

A baby's cry

I enjoyed the book. I wasn't crazy with the different stories going on in one book.

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3 out of 5 stars
By Abby Zensea on 14-08-2016

Good story but a bit slow

I really like this narrator and the stories of Cathy Glass. However, I found this one a bit slow. The same story could have been told in half the time. This is a happy story, it is not upsetting as Damaged is.

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5 out of 5 stars
By susan on 21-06-2018

beautiful

another great book by cathy glass, has me in tears
a brilliant twist to a sad story

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5 out of 5 stars
By Jenny Davies on 01-04-2018

As good as the first time

I read this years ago but I then purchased on audio xx loved it all over again xx

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