No 1 UK bestseller!


Tilly, aged 14, was very angry with her parents. Her step-father, Dave, abused her mother, but she wouldn’t leave him. Unable to cope with their fighting any longer and fearing for her own safety Tilly placed herself into foster care. She came to live with me and arrived with a cut on her face from getting in the way of another fight.

As well as looking after Tilly and keeping her safe I was worried about my daughter, Lucy, who was faced with a very difficult decision. I just hoped she made the right decision as it would affect the rest of her life.

Tilly’s step-father Dave became increasingly controlling and vindictive, but I was shocked at the lengths he was prepared to go to. It wasn’t normal and I had a suspicion there was more going on than anyone knew. I was right, although I dearly wished I hadn’t been. It would be a very long time before Tilly recovered.

Praise  for A Terrible Secret

As soon as I get a book by Cathy Glass I have to read it straight away… not only an author but a wonderful and very caring lady… Waterstones 5* review

Cathy writes from the heart and you feel the emotion as if in the room Amazon 5* review

Another Cathy a Glass book I was unable to put down until finished… Amazon 5* review

Wonderfully written, not only a great author but clearly such a caring person. I think about fostering. Cathy doesn’t sugar-coat it and shows how hard and frustrating it can be… Amazon 5* review

Her writing is truly from the heart, and it is impossible not to get emotionally involved. I have already pre-ordered her next book… Amazon 5* review

An emotional rollercoaster that kept me gripped…Goodreads 5* review

A well written story, Cathy writes in such a way it draws you in from the start. A moving story of a young girl (Tilly) with a bit of a twist… Goodreads 5* review

Loved it! I read this in couple of sittings, really hard to put down, fantastic read, well done Cathy and congratulations… Goodreads 5* review

Fantastic listen… Such an inspiring story of bravery and determination and the love of a child… Audible 5* review

Amazing book as always from Cathy, can’t wait for the next! Have read every single one of her books! Audible 5* review

Fantastic book. Sad, but a story that must be told. I was gripped right from the beginning. I would definitely recommend this book. Nice keeping up to date with Cathy and her lovely family. Audible 5* review

Another fantastic read… Twitter

A great read. Keep the books coming, Cathy… Twitter.

I read A Terrible Secret in two sittings. Couldn’t put it down. Well done, another very emotional and gripping read… Twitter

Brilliant reading as usual… Facebook

Thank you Cathy for another excellent book… Facebook

Already looking forward to your next book. I am reading your Lisa Stone books at the moment and enjoying them… Facebook