It was Melanie’s six-month review as the psychologist attached to the Child Protection Unit.
Her boss smiled in encouragement.
Good – he hadn’t noticed. Don’t rely on anyone was Melanie’s motto; work alone, don’t socialise. A lone wolf stayed sharp, alert.
That mother who’d accused her ex-husband of abusing their daughter – Melanie had been the only one to see through it. Why did people always believe mothers?
Melanie smiled back. ‘Part of the team? Of course.’
Just one child and it was worth it, then after that one child you kept going.
M J Lewis ©2015
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