(Review) Chasing the Boogeyman by Richard Chizmar

Posted March 24, 2023 by shooting in Book Review / 3 Comments

Chasing the Boogeyman by Richard Chizmar

This book is written as if it’s nonfiction, but it’s really fiction. Now, what does that mean? The book is told in first person POV, and that POV is Richard Chizmar. There are aspects of the book that are based on real life events – and experiences that Richard had growing up, etc. However, the biggest aspect of this book follows a serial killer and all of that is made up. It’s an interesting way of telling a story but it worked for me!

Chasing the Boogeyman takes place during the summer of 1988 and Richard is living at home again after graduating from college. During this time, teenage girls around where he lives go missing and then soon show up dead. Richard kind of teams up with a local reporter, someone around his age, to try and figure out who the Boogeyman is before he continues his spree.

The Boogeyman reminded me a bit of the actual Golden State Killer. As for the identity of the Boogeyman, that’s something that is eventually revealed. I kind of wanted more information, but for a book that mimics nonfiction, I think what we get makes sense.

Definitely recommend for fans of mysteries/thrillers/true crime.

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