The Silent Witness by Casey Watson


Read the latest shocking and moving true story from specialist foster carer Casey Watson, The Silent Witness. We have five reading group sets of 10 copies to giveaway.

It’s the night before Christmas when Casey and her husband Mike get the call, asking them to take in a twelve-year-old girl, Bella. Bella is stuck in one of the most unimaginable positions. Her father is on a ventilator, fighting for his life, while her mother is currently on remand in prison. Despite claiming she attacked him in self-defence, Bella’s mother has been charged with his attempted murder.
Bella is refusing to say anything about what really happened. The trouble is that she is also the only witness…

Can Casey persuade Bella to reveal the truth?

The Silent Witness raises themes on foster care, the criminal justice system and domestic violence, proving to be a highly sensitive and emotive read.

Casey Watson is a specialist foster carer specialising in children who are particularly troubled or damaged by their past. She shares her stories through her writing, using under a pseudonym to protect the children she cares for. If you want to keep up-to-date with all of Casey’s latest releases and news, you can like her Facebook page at follow her on Twitter @caseywatson1.

Once you and your reading group have read this, we’d love you to tweet us @HarperNonFic on Twitter, #TheSilentWitness, to let us know what you think!


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