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Girl Alone: Part 3 of 3: Joss came home from school to discover her father’s suicide. Angry and hurting, she’s out of control.

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      Girl Alone: Part 3 of 3: Joss came home from school to discover her father’s suicide. Angry and hurting, she’s out of control.
Cathy Glass

Girl Alone can either be read as a full-length eBook or in 3 serialised eBook-only parts.This is PART 3 of 3 (Chapters 18-26 of 26).You can read Part 3 on release of the full-length eBook and paperback.Aged nine Joss came home from school to discover her father's suicide. She's never gotten over it.This is the true story of Joss, 13 who is angry and out of control. At the age of nine, Joss finds her father’s dead body. He has committed suicide. Then her mother remarries and Joss bitterly resents her step-father who abuses her mentally and physically.Cathy takes Joss under her wing but will she ever be able to get through to the warm-hearted girl she sees glimpses of underneath the vehement outbreaks of anger that dominate the house, and will Cathy be able to build up Joss’s trust so she can learn the full truth of the terrible situation?

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Certain details in this story, including names, places and dates, have been changed to protect the family’s privacy.

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Contents

Cover (#uab67a0c2-1aa8-5dce-9fc1-5f5055cd0de2)

Title Page (#ulink_54034345-5a3d-529f-b169-4d5b99532730)

Copyright (#ulink_af474a4a-8c91-5334-829d-c108123d9d26)

Chapter Eighteen: Lying? (#ulink_ef968e00-1fca-54b3-8893-b9e6cf7a7179)

Chapter Nineteen: Alone (#ulink_064ccab8-c306-5748-b6d8-4b179429b8ac)

Chapter Twenty: Monday (#ulink_7b4fd4c2-9f09-5bf0-941d-325f09a22744)

Chapter Twenty-One: Waiting for News (#litres_trial_promo)

Chapter Twenty-Two: Missing (#litres_trial_promo)

Chapter Twenty-Three: The Endless Wait (#litres_trial_promo)

Chapter Twenty-Four: Unbelievable (#litres_trial_promo)

Chapter Twenty-Five: And She Wept (#litres_trial_promo)

Chapter Twenty-Six: Bittersweet (#litres_trial_promo)

Epilogue (#litres_trial_promo)

Suggested topics for reading-group discussion (#litres_trial_promo)

Exclusive sample chapter (#litres_trial_promo)

Cathy Glass (#litres_trial_promo)

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Chapter Eighteen

Lying? (#u60316be2-a3e5-5c2c-b39c-4cd2e6f48d77)

The clock on the mantelpiece showed it was 4 a.m. I quickly switched off the television and went down the hall to open the front door. Joss and her mother stood side by side, pale and drawn.

‘Come in,’ I said, opening the door wider.

‘I’m going to bed,’ Joss said as they stepped in. She was wearing the change of clothes we’d taken with us.

‘Do you need anything?’ Linda asked her.

‘No,’ Joss returned. I closed the front door.

‘I’ll see you, then,’ Linda called as Joss began upstairs.

‘Yes. Goodnight.’

‘Night, love,’ I said.

Linda and I watched Joss go upstairs until she’d turned the corner on the landing to go to her bedroom.

‘Do you want to come and sit for a while?’ I asked Linda.

‘I wouldn’t mind,’ she sighed. ‘I’m tired, but I’m not ready to go home yet and explain all of this to Eric.’

We went through to the living room. ‘Can I get you a drink?’ I asked.

‘No, thanks. I had one at the police station. They were very kind.’
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