The blurb from the back of the book:

The true story of a 6-year-old boy with a dreadful secret.

Oskar’s school teacher raises the alarm. Oskar’s mother is abroad and he has been left in the care of ‘friends’, but has been arriving in school hungry, unkempt, and with bruises on his arms, legs and body. Experienced foster carer Cathy Glass is asked to look after him, but as the weeks pass her concerns deepen. Oskar is far too quiet for a child of six and is clearly scared of something or someone.

And who are those men parked outside his school watching him?


I always look forward to new books from Cathy Glass. This one was as heartwarming and harrowing as the rest.

It might sound strange that I love these books that usually make me cry, but I love how Cathy can help a young person overcome what has happened to them in their past and bring them such a long way with her fostering.

I loved little Oskar and his story. His story is one of bravery and I couldn’t help but fall in love with him.

Cathy’s family also plays a huge part in her fostering and I have loved going on this journey with them.

The other thing I love about these stories is that Cathy updates her website with how the children she has fostered are doing now. You can find those updates here.

I gave this ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️