‘A worthy and frightening sequel to Chizmar’s Chasing the Boogeyman. Terrific storytelling’ – Stephen King
Back in the summer of 1988, a young Richard Chizmar was catapulted into the centre of a living nightmare as the serial killer Joshua Gallagher – dubbed by the media as ‘The Boogeyman’ – stalked his tranquil Maryland town. These days, Chizmar enjoys a certain level of notoriety himself as he is the only person to whom Josh Gallagher will talk, on or off the record.
Chizmar likes to visit Gallagher in prison, as there are plenty of other nameless victims out there and Gallagher’s confession would bring closure to grieving loved ones. But when a masked figure leaves a horrifying calling card in the front of his home, Chizmar finds there is a price for dancing with the devil. It’s clear that there is a new player controlled by the Boogeyman.
A riveting, haunting sequel to Chasing the Boogeyman, this is a tale of obsession and the adulation of evil, exploring modern society’s true-crime infatuation with unflinching honesty, sparing no one from the glare of the spotlight.