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Summary

The true story of Melody, aged eight, 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....

©2018 Cathy Glass (P)2018 HarperCollins Publishers

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Bad Narration

Cathy Glass is obviously well regarded and I admire her work and writing, what an amazing woman....but listening to this on audible was like listening to the narration of a Peppa Pig episode, there was no warmth to it at all and I felt like it was explaining the story to a child. I had to stop listening as it was really irritating. Such a shame. Sorry

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another amazing book

amazing and it was well narrated loved it so much it's definitely a massive 5 stars

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tearful yet joyous read

As with many Cathy glass books this tells a story involving an inside to children in her care . wonderfully written and read. Brought a tear or two to my eyes . thanks Cathy

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fantastic story

another fantastic story from cathy glass but very teary at end and happy as welll

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This is a bit like listening to someone’s journal being read out loud

I kept going with this book. Mainly because I wanted to know how Melody got on. But I struggled with the daily journal style of writing/narration which can be patronising at times. As a reader, you don’t need need to hear what they had for tea and how the housework got done. Although it’s well written in terms of grammar, it’s a bit pedantic and repetitive. The book could have been half the length and just as interesting and informative. Wouldn’t put me off reading another though.

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Touching

Such a sad but lovely story. I’m making my way through all of Cathy’s books and have enjoyed them all. She is an inspiring lady and all of the children she has cared for our little hero’s.

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another cracker

I have read lots of Cathy glass books sorry listened to now and I absolutely love them . my heart broke for melody but what a lovely ending . Someone had commented on the books that they are false I am sure some bits are added for effect but another great read can't wait till next credit c

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Heartbreaking yet powerful

Beautifully written, as always. The woman reading is exactly as I'd imagines Cathy Glass to sound funnily enough.

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very sad but beautifully told .

another heart renching story of true tragedy. very sad but beautifully told . I enjoy this book .

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the most heartbreaking!

This is possibly one of the most heartbreaking cathy glass books I've ever read/listened to. Really beautifully written, and Denica did a fantastic job narrating.