No 1 UK bestseller! 


What could I possibly say to a mother who’d recently lost her husband and son in tragic circumstances? I thought, as I drove to meet her for the first time. I’d no idea. As if the poor woman didn’t have enough to cope with and now her younger son, Jackson, was behaving so badly she had no choice but to put him into foster care.

As an experienced carer it was felt that I would be able to manage Jackson’s behaviour, but my family and I struggled. The only person who could reach him was his teacher who’d been in care as a child. Then one evening a chance phone call led to Jackson asking me what ‘abused’ meant. He began to tell me what had really happened and I called the police.

Praise for A Life Lost

Wow! Another fantastic read and insight into fostering… Amazon 5* review

Another brilliantly written heart-wrenching memoir by Cathy Glass… Thank you for sharing your story with us Cathy… Amazon 5* review

I adore Cathy’s books and as always  it was a fantastic read…Amazon 5* review

Again another great book from Cathy. A page-turner I didn’t want to end…. Amazon 5* review

Once again Cathy Glass has written a very hard to put down book, this story was extremely sad but she never ceases to amaze me with her strength and true family values. Amazon 5* review

An amazing book, as always. Cathy once again invites us inside her home and life and the lives of her children and those she cares for…Goodreads 5* review

Excellent as always, I cried at the end which is not normal for me. Can’t wait for the next book…Goodreads 5* review

I really enjoyed this book I love Cathy Glass books but this one was particularly good as it shows the true trials and tribulations of a foster carer… Goodreads 5* review

Another brilliant read by the wonderful Cathy Glass, a read I just didn’t want to put down… I really appreciate Cathy telling us her stories about being a foster carer and trying to raise awareness of children in the hope of improving the system… Waterstones 5* review

I absolutely love the books and narration. I can honestly say that I have enjoyed every one. Audible 5* review

Another amazing book, roller coaster of emotions, but kept me wanting to hear more .… just brilliant. Audible 5* review

Great book as always, such a sad ending. Hugs to you all, also thank you. Audible 5* review

Another fantastic read. Deserves to be number one … Twitter

You’ve don’t it again. I couldn’t put the book down….Twitter

Yours are the only books I read! …Twitter