Mummy Told Me Not to Tell

  • by Cathy Glass
  • Narrated by Denica Fairman
  • 9 hrs and 1 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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.


What the Critics Say

"Cannot fail to move those who read it." (Adoption-net)
"Heartbreaking." (Mirror)
"A truly harrowing read that made me cry." (The Sun)
"A true tale of hope." (OK!)
"Foster carers rarely get the praise they deserve, but Cathy Glass's book should change all that" (First magazine)
"A hugely touching and emotional true tale." (Star magazine)


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Mummy told me not to tell

A heart warming story beautifully narrated luckily their are such caring people in the world,
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- Mrs. Lorraine J. Brown


Very moving and emotionally story of a little boy scarred by his life before he came into care, has a very happy ending
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- kirsty barbour

Book Details

  • Release Date: 29-01-2015
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited