Abandoned Prayers

  • by Gregg Olsen
  • Narrated by Jeffrey Kafer
  • 11 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

On Christmas Eve in 1985, a hunter found a young boy's body along an icy corn field in Nebraska. The residents of Chester, Nebraska, buried him as "Little Boy Blue", unclaimed and unidentified - until a phone call from Ohio two years later led authorities to Eli Stutzman, the boy's father.
Eli Stutzman, the son of an Amish bishop, was by all appearances a dedicated farmer and family man in the country's strictest religious sect. But behind his quiet façade was a man involved with pornography, sadomasochism, and drugs. After the suspicious death of his pregnant wife, Stutzman took his preschool-age son, Danny, and hit the road on a sexual odyssey ending with his conviction for murder. But the mystery of Eli Stutzman and the fate of his son didn't end on the barren Nebraska plains. It was just beginning....

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What the Critics Say

"A riveting and deeply disturbing chronicle of true crime. Olsen has done a superior job." (Cleveland Plain Dealer)

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Book Details

  • Release Date: 15-09-2010
  • Publisher: Gregg Olsen