Abandoned Prayers: The Shocking True Story of Obsession, Murder, and 'Little Boy Blue'
Abandoned Prayers The Shocking True Story of Obsession Murder and 'Little Boy Blue' Author:Gregg Olsen 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 app... more »earances a dedicated farmer and family man in the country's strictest religious sect. But behind his quiet fa?ade 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. . .« less
I read this book many years ago loved it then. Reread it when I read of Eli Stutzman's suspicous suicide death recently in Florida. A very good read. Be sure you have time to devote to it as there are many charactors involved.
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Helpful Score: 4
There were a lot of different people put in to this book that made it hard to follow along all the time. It was mesmorizing however, I couldn't stop thinking about the book even when I wasn't reading it. Not as good as Ann Rule books, but a good true crime story.
The author, Gregg Olsen delivers with this one! Well written, researched and crafted, Olsen weaves a tale that will pull the reader into a world (thank God) most of us will never see. I don't want to give away any surprises but I will say that in the end I began to wonder if its possible that some people are born without a soul much less a conscience. Go ahead, buy it and read it, I highly recommend it, but be prepared this Amish tale aint about quilts and growing corn.