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It's late on Friday night when Casey's mobile starts to ring. She is expecting it to be her daughter, Riley. But it isn't Riley. It's a woman from the Emergency Duty Team. So begins Casey and Mike's latest fostering challenge - a 15-year-old girl called Keeley who's run away from her long-term foster home 25 miles away.

The Jonathan Ross Show has just started when Casey gets the call. She thinks it will be Riley - telling her that her favourite actor is going to be on TV. But it's something far more urgent: a 15-year-old girl who has run away from her foster family and accused her foster father of sexual abuse. The family deny it vehemently, but such an allegation can never be taken lightly, so a new home must be found for Keeley.

Keeley is polite, but she's sharp, and she has all the hallmarks of a child who has been in the system a long time and knows how to play it. Whether the allegation is true or not, Casey knows there will be no winners here. If it is true, then a young girl's life has been torn asunder. If not, then the heartache for the family will be surpassed only by the bleak outlook for Keeley.

In the short term, it's a case of providing a safe, supportive home for a vulnerable child. But with the dangerous world of the internet at her disposal, it seems this strong-minded youngster has her own ideas of where that safe place should be....

©2017 Casey Watson (P)2017 HarperCollins Publishers

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awesome book

I couldn't stop listening to this book til it was done! keeping you on edge!

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  • Jules P.
  • 12-17-17

Annoying

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

No, the narrator really got on my nerves....

Would you recommend Groomed to your friends? Why or why not?

No see above...

Who might you have cast as narrator instead of Kate Lock?

Anyone but Kate Lock.

Do you think Groomed needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

Only if Kate lock didn’t read it.

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  • Helen
  • 02-12-18

Good story but long.

A good story over all but it felt like a marathon to listen to it. Story very drawn out and the narration slow.

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  • 02-04-18

Dreadful!!! Don't bother

I used to love Casey Watson books but in recent years they have become so boring. We hear far more about her kids than the ones she looks after... I dread it if it's Christmas in one of her books because we hear about a whole chapter on decorations!!!! All conversations with people are left with unanswered questions so you have to read 8 chapters to get them answered. It's like a bad thriller where the you think well why didn't you just ask!!

Oh and please don't get me started on the narrator. She has the most annoying voice ever. She makes Casey sound like a thick Cockney while everyone Casey appears to talk to is from up north... Please her voice grates me so much.

So get a new narrator.. Stop going on more about your own kids and grandchildren & Tyler who is portrayed as the nicest teensger going. Lastly if you have run out of genuine storylines just stop writing, don't keep making your loyal readers purchase new books just with the HOPE they would be any good!!

Sorry my first ever review on Casey Watson but I've really had enough...