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  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Harper Element (11 Oct. 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0007436629
  • ISBN-13: 978-0007436620
  • Product Dimensions: 19.6 x 12.7 x 2.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (126 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 59,076 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Casey Watson is a specialist foster carer. She has been working in this field for six years after giving up her position as a behaviour manager for a local school. During this time she has welcomed 14 difficult to place children into her home.

As a specialist foster carer she works with profoundly damaged children, seeing each child through a specific behavioural modification programme, at the end of which they will hopefully be in the position to be returned either back to their family or into mainstream foster care.

Casey combines fostering with writing, usually late at night when the rest of the family is sleeping.

Casey is married with two grown-up children and three grandchildren.

The name Casey Watson is a pseudonym.


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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Jacquie on 26 Oct. 2012
Format: Paperback
This book was very touching and timely for me to read and came upon me happenstance. I cannot say enough good about it. This woman and her husband and family are an inspiration in the world of foster parenting and more importantly; unconditional love but the author is also an expert writer. I could not put this down. I was chilled as if reading a mystery novel, moved to tears as when reading a tear jerker and left hopeful and optimistic, as if reading a winning hero/heronie epic and cheering for all involved. She captures it all and with such humble and genuine honesty. If you are looking for a true tale of the human experience, written by someone who comes by it with experience, don't hesitate. Buy this book. Now which one of hers should I choose next?
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By J. Ellerker on 13 Oct. 2012
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Another book, just out. Really enjoyed this one. Found it interesting and love the way casey tells her stories. Always love the mystery part of her books, finding out what happened to the child. This book is about 8 year old Spencer who has very challenging and criminal behaviour and causes a lot of problems for Casey. How are they going to cope with this child. Absolutely brilliant, can't wait until the next one.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Michelle on 19 Oct. 2012
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A fantastically well written account of one boys struggle and an account of things are not always as they seem! I could not put this book down, every page keeps you interested as to what is going to happen next! Cried many tears reading this book, thank you casey for sharing your experience in such a true and honest way x
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By D. J. Wilden on 3 Jan. 2013
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I had 2 or 3 ideas in my head for the "solutions" to Spencer, all wrong, the bottom line is children are not born evil or bad or wicked, its the circumstances of their upbringing that makes them become the way they are in order to survive, not having any of their basic needs met by the very people who should be caring for them, they lash out and appear "bad" to the outside world because the outside world has no concept of what they have to endure on a day to day basis. Its a credit to Spencer that he survived. And to Casey Watson for her ability to pierce the shell and find out what was underneath. Her books should be read by everyone, they are eye openers to what goes on behind closed doors.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Bookworm from Basingstoke on 5 Sept. 2013
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Could not put this book down, casey has the patients of a saint and nice to have a happy ending to a emotional story
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Jill Whitaker on 28 Aug. 2013
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This is a book you can not put down. You really do feel for the people in the book. This poor little boy.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By christmas on 8 Nov. 2012
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I have read Casey Watsons previous books & really enjoyed reading it, so much I have it on my Kindle as well as in paper back form. Would recommend it to anyone
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By vicky on 8 Nov. 2012
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This was a good read for me, as I've recently been.pouring.through Cathy glass and finished them and now we have Casey Watson too. Its good to get an insight into the world.of foster care and see how these carers put their heart into their tasks. Great read. Recommend it.
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