I decided to read it again, but I skipped the really horrible places as they made me feel sick.
I wondered what had happened to his mother, so I googled & she was never punished for what she did to David. She carried on the torture with another brother, for 10 years.
I can't believe the authorities let her get away with it, nor can I believe she was never monitored to make sure she didn't start again with another of her children. She was an evil woman & should have been locked up for a long time in a mental institution.