Breaking the Silence by Casey Watson

Breaking the Silence

By Casey Watson

  • Release Date: 2013-06-01
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
Score: 4.5
From 28 Ratings
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From the Sunday Times bestselling author comes a true story of two deeply troubled boys both in need of a loving home.

This is the sixth title in the series.

The Watsons are astonished when they answer their front door to find their case worker with a small boy on the doorstep. Jenson is just nine years old. He was removed from his home thirty minutes earlier when it was discovered his mother had left him at home while she went on holiday with her boyfriend.

A couple of weeks later Casey is in for a second shock when she is asked to take a second nine-year-old boy, Georgie. Georgie is autistic and has been in a children’s home since he was a toddler. The home is closing and social services need somewhere temporary for him to stay. With her own grown up son, Kieron, having Asperger’s (a mild form of autism), Casey knows this is one child she cannot say no to.

The relationship between Jenson and Georgie is difficult from the outset. Jenson is rebellious and full of attitude and he kicks off at anything, constantly winding Georgie up. Georgie doesn’t cope well with change and is soon in a permanent state of stress. Despite Casey’s best efforts, her innate love for the children is being tested and she begins to question if she can handle Jenson’s cruelty.

But over time it becomes clear that the boys have formed an unlikely bond. Could this be the solution to all of their troubles?

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.


  • Breaking the silence: two little boys, lost and unloved

    By Jimmy Lehmann
    This book had me crying most of the way through it. My nephew has Autism and although he is high functioning he still has moments. I felt for Georgie, I kept thinking he just needed a loving home and family that would do anything for him, I'm glad he found that in Casey and Mike and then his permanent foster carers. Casey and Mike I have read all of Casey's books so far and I can't tell you the respect I have for you guys, also to your children. I can't wait for the next book to come out, I like reading how you have helped children that just need love.
  • Love her

    By In2horses(1.8)
    Couldn't put it down.
  • Breaking the silence

    By Star333333333333
    Yet again another one of Casey's books I couldn't put down. A remarkable and enchanting story that I didn't want to end.