The Trouble With AlexBook - 2008
Melanie Allen had a dream - to adopt a special needs child and provide a loving family for her - but her dream turned into a nightmare. To all appearances five-year-old Alex was obedient and charming but, over the course of five years, Melanie was left desperate by her behaviour. Alex festered from being abused as an infant and turned that venom onto her carers. No one knew she was suffering from a severe attachment disorder, a common problem in neglected children. The manifestation of her symptoms was deceptive - Melanie's relatives didn't believe her when she told them about the trouble with Alex. In desperation, Melanie sought help from Social Services. Unfortunately, nobody in authority accepted the seriousness of Alex's condition until it was almost too late...
Publisher: Leicester : Charnwood, c2008.
Characteristics: 457 p. ;,24 cm.