(as of Jul 25,2021 12:52:39 UTC – Details)
"Haunting and moving – a must-read."
Eight shocking true stories of children who were abused and murdered by their own parents or caregivers. Baby Peter’s nightmare intensified on the arrival of his mother’s sadistic boyfriend. Amy was hung up by her hair on a door frame and used as a punchbag. A 3-year-old was burned with a blowtorch to punish him for bed-wetting. Sylvia’s foster mother encouraged the neighbourhood children to humiliate and abuse her. In his death throes, Dennis clawed desperately at his brother’s back in the bed they shared.
In a bid to raise awareness of these horrific crimes, Jackson often tells the stories from the child’s point of view, giving a voice to those were neglected and tortured to death, following with the facts of each case, such as trials and sentencing, and concludes by searching for answers to the question, "How can we save children from this dreadful fate?"
This book is not suitable for children, and those who find depictions of the suffering of children deeply upsetting may wish to tread cautiously.