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Summary

Officers from the RSPCA investigate reports of animal cruelty and neglect on a farm, only to discover a 5-year-old boy curled up asleep in a dog bed, amidst filth and squalor.

He has severe physical and cognitive impairments, and no one outside the family seems to know of the existence of little Jacob.

When he arrives in the Allen household, a terrified Louise wonders how on earth she will cope looking after a child with his level of physical and emotional damage. With the support of veteran social worker, Mary, the fight begins to get Jacob the support he needs - as medical investigations begin to reveal more shocking details about Jacob’s story.

©2021 Louise Allen (P)2021 W F Howes

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would loved to have heard more of Jacob back story and what happened to the family.

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Shocking and heartwarming story.

Very good book. Jacob’s story was so shocking and hard to read in parts. I think Louise having grown up in care makes her a fantastic foster carer as she can understand some of the challenges the children go through. Despite not having the experience with Jacobs needs she really jumpt in and took good care of him. Having the support of Mary the social worker also helped her to support Jacob. His story could have ended far more tradgically and his disibility may not have even been properly diagnosed had he not been found by anna and then had people like Louise and Mary fighting his corner. It’s great that he ended up in the best place that could cater for his needs and continue the great work Louise started.

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The book is beautifully written and easy to follow the story line, I love that you here the story from different perspectives and not only Louise's