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When Reece arrives at Cathy's door aged 7 years old, he has already passed through the hands of four different carers in four weeks. As the details of his short life emerge, it becomes clear that to help him, Cathy will face her biggest challenge yet. The latest title from the author of Sunday Times and New York Times bestseller Damaged. Reece is the last of six siblings to be fostered. Having been in care for four months his aggressive and disruptive behaviour has seen him passed from carer to carer. Although only 7, he has been excluded from school, and bites people so often that his mother calls him 'Sharky'. Cathy wants to find the answers for Reece’s distressing behaviour, but he has been sworn to secrecy by his mother, and will not tell them anything. As the social worker prepares for the final hearing, he finds five different files on Reece’s family, and is incredulous that he had not been removed from them as a baby. When the darkest of family secrets is revealed to Cathy, Reece’s behaviour suddenly starts to make sense, and together they can begin to rebuild his life.

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Mummy Told Me Not to Tell: The true story of a troubled boy with a dark secret
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4.3 / 5
Fantastic read
October 2nd, 2014
Low start but as good as all of glasses books
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June 16th, 2014 it possible for us humans to be so inhumane! I take my hat of for a Carer. I am not build to do it. What a sad sad family secret.
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May 4th, 2014
Again another amazing story!
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Mummy told me not to tell
April 24th, 2014
Other fantastic read Cathy x
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Mummy told me not to tell
October 24th, 2013
This story really moved me. I was furious, disgusted with the parents, grateful, emotional for the foster mother and sad, understanding, and finally extremely happy for the foster child. This story made my heart ache for an innocent child who was abused and finally found happiness thanks to a very patient and loving family. Thank you....
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