Richard Chizmar has pieced together a house with a puzzle floor – horror, True Crime, real life. For sure, I remember the first issue of Cemetery Dance; I was part of it in a small way, so this must be true, but the cover says this story is a novel, and it’s listed as horror. But what part of this is True Crime and what’s fictional horror? Where’s the line? The author ties the blindfold over my eyes and spins me as he whispers the story of the Boogeyman in my ears, complete with pictures of real people, and I’m totally disoriented. What am I reading?!
The end took my breath away. And then the note after the end – that made everything even more haunting. Thanks to Richard Chizmar for providing his readers with a truly unique and harrowing experience; that’s not an easy feat.
And thanks to Simon & Schuster – Gallery Books, #NetGalley, and the author of #ChasingTheBoogeyman for the ARC in exchange for my honest feedback, this is it! Available in August.