I just finished reading A sisters shame, by Maggie hartley.
It was one of her best books, in my opinion.
A heartbreaking, powerful true story from Sunday Times best-selling author Maggie Hartley, Britain’s most-loved foster carer. Perfect for fans of Cathy Glass and Casey Watson.
Foster carer Maggie Hartley is used to all manner of children arriving on her doorstep, but nothing can prepare her for sisters Billy and Bo when they arrive at her home. It is clear from the moment she sets eyes on them that four-year-old Bo and seven-year-old Billy have clearly been subjected to unimaginable neglect, and it takes all of Maggie’s skills as a foster carer to try to connect with the volatile little girls, who seem far younger than their years.
Over time, the little girls slowly emerge from their shells, and Maggie begins the difficult task of trying to gain their trust. But as time goes on, it becomes clear that there is something much darker going on, something that will call into question everything Maggie has ever learned in all her years as a foster carer….
I did love this book, but I must warn you it is very disturbing and shocking. There are dark themes throughout the book. It includes themes of child obesity, sexual abuse, incest, and other forms of neglect. Its relatively short, 5 hours 41 minutes for the audio version. I think maggie’s writing style is awesome. I also loved the narrator, she did well narrating the book. I won’t spoil the ending, but I will say that there are many twists and turns throughout the book.
The book is available on audible and from amazon and other book sellers.