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

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

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

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Another great book by this author, this was a really hard book to read given the truth of the story. i feel like there was not enough of a plot to warrant a novel- it’s literally about a girl who falsely accuses her stepfather of raping her causing herself and her sisters to temporarily enter foster care.

I'm so glad everything got sorted but I feel so heartbroken the family had to go through it in the first place. Her next three titles, Hidden, Cut and The Saddest Girl in the World, were similarly successful, all reaching the bestseller charts. They didn’t have evidence to support the claim and I think they could have gotten there way earlier. The girls appear to have been well looked after, but as they settle and start to talk of life at home, it becomes clear something is badly wrong. Cathy has written 16 books, including bestselling memoirs Cut, Hidden and Mummy Told Me Not To Tell.In my opinion, they should have questioned the teenager and her boyfriend way more in depth early on and months of separation for the other two kids could have been avoided. 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.

The 103 third parties who use cookies on this service do so for their purposes of displaying and measuring personalized ads, generating audience insights, and developing and improving products. The whole book made me angry and it was clear from the beginning she had made her mind up then went sweet with him at the end. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. 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.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. Cathy is very diplomatic in the way that she discusses and interacts with the families of the children she looks after, a characteristic which shines brightly throughout this particular story. She starts with the same methods of looking after children each time then adapts where necessary and is rarely surprised by any reaction that she has to deal with.

I didn’t feel it was one of Cathy’s best books to be honest, and it didn’t seem like the same person had written it! I suppose the only interesting part was that it occurred during 2020 COVID pandemic so the author perhaps wanted to document how strange life was then. Cathy, his carer, encourages Jackson to talk about what has happened to his family, but he just won’t engage. And the book’s description of the “ripple effect” of a child’s removal from his own home, however bad, shows it to be enormous, however good the foster home.They decided not to sue the police or social services as they were going to as they recognized they were only doing their jobs. 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. Despite mentioning that she does not / would not judge families, there were references to her "being right" about quite sensitive topics.

Angie, 6, and her sister, Polly, 4, are utterly distraught when they arrive at Cathy’s house, having been taken from their home by social workers, after their older half-sister, Ashleigh, accuses their father of raping her. Ashleigh is now living in a children’s residential home where she will be prepared for semi-independent living when she comes out of care at eighteen. Even more worrying, she will be brought to Cathy with a police escort as it’s vital her extended family don’t know where she is.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 police and social services have no choice but to remove two-year-old Jamey from home after his mother leaves him alone all night to go out partying.

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