Little Prisoners by Casey Watson

Little Prisoners

By Casey Watson

  • Release Date: 2012-06-07
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
Score: 4.5
From 146 Ratings
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From the Sunday Times bestselling author comes a harrowing and moving memoir about two innocent and frightened ‘unfosterable’ children who do not know what it means to be loved.

This is the third book in the series.

The shock that strikes Casey and her family when Ashton and Olivia arrive is immeasurable. Two dirty, frightened little waifs stand before them, huge eyes staring around their new surroundings. Ashton – 9, Olivia – 6, have the same urchin look; hair running wild with head lice, filthy nails and skin covered in scabs. And the smell is horrific. The eldest two children of a group of five siblings, Casey had only been told they were coming two days earlier. But it was an emergency, temporary placement, and they were only due to stay a couple of weeks…

Casey is desperate to help these poor, lost children, who have been taken away from their family because they were considered at risk, but before she can even start to understand the horrific things that have happened in the past, she has to teach them the most basic of behaviours. Ashton and Olivia have no barriers and no sense of what’s right and wrong – her challenges begin with the toilet and eating habits.

The weeks roll into months and the months roll on, but bit by bit the children are starting to feel like they truly belong to a family, for the first time. With this new found security and love, gradually they start to reveal what really happened to them and their siblings at home, and slowly Casey can help them start to rebuild their young lives.

Includes a sample chapter of Too Hurt To Stay.

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.

Casey is married with two grown-up children and three grandchildren.

The name Casey Watson is a pseudonym.


  • Little prisoners

    By SEDD73
    Have bought every book now, so easy to read and feel all the emotions. Such a wonderful family are the Watsons doing an amazing, amazing job - an inspiration to everyone.
  • Little Prisoners

    By exiled abroad
    A compelling and heartbreaking story - hopefully with the love and guidance shown to these little ones they have a good chance at a normal life - Also a stark reminder of how vigilant we have to be as parents and communitues to stop the damage sexual preditors continue to do, it is everyones responsibility to speak out.
  • Give your kids an extra hug

    By Enna80
    Great read, couldn't put it down. Story of hope but also anguish at what happened to these kids. Going to languish my kids with extra hugs tomorrow.
  • Unputdownable

    By ?rhonda?
    Fantastic. This family are an inspiration and make such a difference in children with such tragic backgrounds. God bless them
  • Little prisoners

    By Caz.731
    Very sad to see children go through this stuff. How dare any adult abuse children in this way , but to see the end result in children taken not caring homes where they are now safe Fantastic book. Love all e books so far from this Author
  • Little prisoners

    By Tracy Gaske
    What a heart felt book , lived every minute of reading this .. Such a admiring couple ( family ) .. You give hope and love to children that desperately are I need ..
  • Little Prisoners

    By Diamagche
    One of those books you can't put down. I read it in 2 days. I look forward to reading more of Casey's books
  • Heart rendering

    By sienna_smiles
    Thank god there are carers out there like this,atleast some kids get chance.
  • Casey Watson little prisoners

    By princesslyn1973
    This book is fantastic just like her first 2 books. I loved every minute of it. And I'm amazed at how strong Casey and mike are with some of the situations they come across. A great Author and will be buying All her books.
  • So powerful!

    By Larri0101
    Another great read by Casey. Her heart on her sleeve and you live it with her. It only took me two days to read this one because I couldn't put it down!! Well done Casey and thanks for sharing your life. Inspiring.