Moving, distressing, uplifting, honest – a must read for all parents.
A candidly written book, but with clear effort taken to protect the innocent – the author’s daughter.
A believably genuine, even-handed (surprisingly so at times) account of a difficult time in a family’s life, Access Denied is a book I simply could not put down; it was completed in a mere two days!
As a father of a young daughter it tugged at my heart several times, making me realise how lucky I am to have such a straight-forward relationship with her.
I was left feeling: sorry for David, for what he’s been forced to understand and come to terms with; pleased for him for the eventual outcomes (albeit not the one he would evidently truly love to come true); admiration for him for his perseverance, determination and doggedness in pursuing what appears, from this account, a seriously flawed system of rights, access and responsibility.
On the point of child protection and support, for a series of laws and solutions designed to protect children, on this evidence there certainly seem to be enough challenges to the ensurance of well-being of all parties involved – clearly from the way it is written David is ‘only human’ and may have acted emotionally or not *always* in the eventual best interests of himself or his relationship with his daughter, but it is clear to see why this could be, and why it ended up being so.
A must read book that leaves you hoping for things to work out in the end for both him and his daughter, but fearing they may not.