Book review: Behind closed doors, by maggie hartley

I just finished the most amazing foster care memoir. It was an incredible read. I couldnt put it down.
It was powerful, moving, sad, poignant, inspiring, and so much more.
First here is the book summary…


A powerful, moving true story from Sunday Times best seller Maggie Hartley, Britain’s most-loved foster carer. Perfect for fans of Cathy Glass and Casey Watson.

Foster carer Maggie Hartley is finally enjoying a well-earned holiday from fostering, savouring time with her brand-new baby granddaughter. One night, though, the peace and quiet is interrupted by an urgent call from Social Services. A man has been stabbed, and Social Services need to find an emergency placement for his little girl.

Maggie is used to children arriving on her doorstep at all times of the day and night, but nothing can prepare her for the sight of 11-year-old Nancy. The little girl arrives in her pyjamas, covered in blood and mute with shock. With her mother missing and her father in intensive care, the police are desperate for answers.

Who stabbed Nancy’s father? Where is her mother? And what is Nancy hiding about her seemingly perfect family? The longer Maggie spends with her little girl, the clearer it becomes that all is not as it seems. Can Maggie discover the terrible truth of what’s been happening behind closed doors?

As I said, once I started reading this book, I couldnt put it down. Nancy is so brave, resilient, and so is her mother. What they went through at the hands of their husband and father is unbelievable. There are a lot of twists and turns, and I loved how the book ended.

I would give it a five star rating. And I’d highly recommend it!

You can get the book from audible, which is where I got it, or amazon has a kindle or paperback version available also.