My Dad’s a Policeman

My Dad’s a Policeman

By Cathy Glass

  • Release Date : 2011-02-17
  • Genre : Fiction & Literature
  • FIle Size : 8.76 MB
Score: 4.5
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My Dad’s a Policeman The second novel, and first quick read title, from Sunday Times and New York Times bestselling author Cathy Glass.

My Dad's a Policeman is a dramatic and engaging story of a young boy with an alcoholic mother. Lonely, bullied and desperate for a life of happiness and security he tells everyone he meets his dad's a policeman.

Fast-paced and compelling, this short story from Cathy Glass follows the experiences of a Ryan, a small and lonely 12-year-old boy who struggles to fit in. In an attempt to make friends, and discourage the school bullies from picking on him, Ryan tells his peers that his dad is a policeman. When the police actually turn up on Ryan's doorstep, to take him away from his alcoholic mother and put him in care, his life crumbles.

It's not long before Ryan has run away, taking a long bus ride back across the city, desperate to get back to the inner-city life he knows. Keeping a low profile, and sneaking in to his best friend's house late a night for shelter, he soon discovers that he's not the only one who appears to be stretching the truth about the happiness of his home life.

About the author

Cathy has been a foster carer for over 20 years, during which time she has looked after more than 70 children, of all ages and backgrounds. Cathy runs training courses on fostering for her local Social Services, and helps draft new fostering procedures and guidelines. She has three teenage children of her own; one of whom was adopted after a long-term foster placement. The name Cathy Glass is a pseudonym.


  • My dad's a policeman

    By Lindys loo
    Good reading
  • My dads a policeman

    By Blues2013like
    I have enjoyed all Cathy glass books and read them in a few days. I can't put them down. I was fostered myself for a few months although I don't know why. I love reading the true stories and its great when the kids have a happy ending. Good work and easy reads.
  • My dads a police man

    By Amosndjawz
    I really enjoyed this book could not put it down I read it in 4 and half hours really good storey
  • My dads a policeman

    By Mrs Cassidy
    Great short read
  • Amazing

    By Laramon
    Beautiful, heartbreaking but warming and uplifting book! Absolutely loved it
  • Brilliant

    By Gracey-young
    What a lovely ending t a very sad story and it's hard to think people live like that! Lovely story and short! Couldn't put it down!!! Xxxxxxxx
  • Loved this book

    By vatif
    Loved this book
  • My dads a policeman

    By Anne 74
    Amazing short story couldn't put it down
  • Fantastic book

    By Sarah macaulay
    This has got to be one of the best short stories I have ever read ! It Touches your heart.
  • Wonderful

    By Joeymul
    Another wonderful read by the truely inspiring cathy.