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Maggie faces one of the most challenging cases of her career when a young, orphaned Syrian girl comes to live with her. Barely able to communicate without a shared language, Maggie must battle to reach the vulnerable refugee and help her to start to overcome the traumas she has endured. 

But there is more horror to come when Maggie starts to suspect that the young girl is being groomed by relatives back in Syria to return and join ISIS....

©2020 Maggie Hartley (P)2020 Orion Publishing Group

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Another interesting listen

Maggie Hartley gives a glimpse into the life of a foster parent and the struggles of the children taken into the care system. A must read for anyone interested in social work!

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  • 09-11-20

brilliant

aboustley fabulous and can't wait for the next one roll on the next book xx

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  • MissD
  • 08-11-20

Timeline doesn’t make any sense, false advertising.

If this was a true story then it would’ve been set in 2013 or later (because of the events mentioned to do with ISIS in Syria)
In the 2016 book that she wrote called “tiny prisoners” which is supposed to be set most recently then she has a 6 year old son and two foster children who she’s been fostering for 14 years!
If this is a true story like advertised, then her biological son and two foster daughters would’ve been in this book.

It’s obviously fiction!

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  • Linda jauncey
  • 08-09-20

Another good true story from Maggie

another good story from Maggie. I enjoyed it a lot. Though not sure why the recent update comes at the end. I think it should be at the beginning.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-04-20

Well written and Narrated

I’ve become quite addicted to listening to Maggie Hartleys’ books. Hopefully Penny MacDonald will continue to narrate Maggie’s novels, as she does an amazing job, and it wouldn’t feel right being read by anyone else at this point.

Regarding the review claiming Maggie’s books are fiction. Two points; one, would it matter if they were? I don’t believe they are, but so what if it was?

And two, Maggie has to be very careful to make sure the identities of the children she writes about are kept private. Obviously it would be important to change names, places, and possibly even nationalities of the people she writes about. It’s also highly likely she has to change the timeline of actual events; for instance, when writing about a child she fostered in the late 90’s, she may change things in the book to make it appear they were fostered within the last year or two, and vice versa. Maggie is likely also a pen name, are you going to be upset about that too?

Fiction or not, keep them coming, Maggie. I love hearing about your work, and have even picked up a few parenting tips along the way.