By Dan Foley

Every time James Sutton gets close to someone, it ends in disaster. He’s abandoned at birth by his parents, at nine by his best friend Alex and his dog Trixie, at eighteen by his girlfriend Donna, and at thirty when his adoptive father commits suicide and leaves James alone … again.

On a rare warm day in January, James witnesses a man suffer a heart attack. The paramedics arrive in minutes and whisk the man away, failing to see the pair of glasses lying on the ground where the man collapsed. For James and his abandonment issues, this will not do.

It’s time for a little payback on behalf of everyone—and every thing—that has ever been neglected or discarded. James is going to set things right again: one body part at a time.


“Dan Foley knows the hard truth: that the darkest of monsters reside within the human heart. Abandoned is just plain scary—the kind of horror that’s made all the more terrifying because it could be true.” ~ Charles R. Rutledge, co-author of BLIND SHADOWS and CONGREGATIONS OF THE DEAD

“A deliciously macabre dark comedy that serves as a reminder of just how close we all can be to the brink of insanity.” ~ Peter N. Dudar, Bram Stoker Award-nominated author of A REQUIEM FOR DEAD FLIES and WHERE SPIDERS FEAR TO SPIN

“If the measure of a man is his mind, Dan Foley inhabits a world of horrors that is otherwise unoccupied. Abandoned grabs you from the very beginning and doesn’t let go. This one will stay with you long after the last page has been turned.” ~ John Valeri, HARTFORD BOOKS EXAMINER

“…an inventive and sympathetic exploration of the extreme effects of rejection and isolation. Although there are hints of Fowles’s THE COLLECTOR as well as Lindsay’s Dexter, this book is all Dan Foley. Abandoned is an exciting portrait of a man struggling to reconcile his cravings for belonging with his urges for bloody retribution. It shows . . . that Foley clearly has heart—maybe several of them—in jars on his desk.” ~ Bracken MacLeod, author of MOUNTAIN HOME and STRANDED

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