A Baby's Cry Paperback
by Cathy Glass
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?
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 320 pages
- Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
- Publication Date: 15/03/2012
- Category: Memoirs
- ISBN: 9780007442638
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Review by wearylibrarian
I have enjoyed each book by Cathy Glass. I continue to to think that she is an amazing woman, not only as a writer but also as a mother and foster parent. He stories share the ups and downs, good times and bad, that every foster parent must face. I found it difficult to put her other books down and this book was no exception. Cathy is asked to foster a newborn. There is much secrecy about Harrison's biological parents. All Cathy knows is that, if news of Harrison's birth gets out the lives of both mother and baby could be at risk.