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Nowhere to Go The Heartbreaking True Story of a Boy Desperate to be Loved by Casey Watson

Nowhere to Go The Heartbreaking True Story of a Boy Desperate to be Loved

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A stark story of a boy about to veer off the tracks, his only hope his new foster family. Casey Watson writes of a boy who, as a three-year-old was trapped in his home for two days with the body of his dead mother, his trauma was intensified when his father didn’t want him and his step-mother beat him. It is a desperate task to get the boy leave his violent past behind him and learn to live a normal life, a battle that has to be won for Tyler’s sake.

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Nowhere to Go The Heartbreaking True Story of a Boy Desperate to be Loved by Casey Watson

Bestselling author and foster carer Casey Watson shares the shocking true story of Tyler, an abused eleven-year-old who, after stabbing his step-mother, had nowhere else to go. Knowing a little of Tyler's past - his biological mother, a heroin addict, died of an overdose when he was three - Casey feels bound to do her best for him. It isn't easy; Tyler continuously lashes out, even trying to attack Casey herself. Investigation into his earlier childhood reveals why: forced to watch his mother die he was found emaciated and traumatised two days later, then delivered to a father who didn't want him and a step-mother who beat him. With the horrific events of his past now vividly affecting the course of his present, Casey and her husband Mike are determined to veer him away from the violence and drugs they fear he will come to depend on. Heartbreaking and profoundly moving, Nowhere to Go tells the story of a child forsaken by his family but fought for by his foster carers.

About the Author

Casey Watson is a specialist foster carer. She has been working in this field for six years after giving up her position as a behaviour manager for a local school. During this time she has welcomed 14 difficult to place children into her home. As a specialist foster carer she works with profoundly damaged children, seeing each child through a specific behavioural modification programme, at the end of which they will hopefully be in the position to be returned either back to their family or into mainstream foster care. Casey combines fostering with writing, usually late at night when the rest of the family is sleeping. During her spare time she is working towards a degree in Psychology and Criminology. Casey is married with two grown-up children and three grandchildren. The name Casey Watson is a pseudonym.

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20th October 2014


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Harper Element an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers


288 pages


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