"Jackson gives a master class on true crime reporting in BOGEYMAN.He writes with both muscle and heart."
--Gregg Olsen, New York Times bestselling author of IF I CAN'THAVE YOU
"Jackson writes deeply. ... It's all in BOGEYMAN, a fascinating,well-paced read about the lows and highs of cold case investigations."--Katherine Ramsland, bestselling authorand professor of forensic psychology, in Psychology Today.
"Absorbing and haunting! BOGEYMAN spills creepily across the page with Steve Jackson's hellacious verve and insight, reminding us there are few better explorers of the American berserk."--Ron Franscell, bestselling author of THE DARKEST NIGHT
"After having read his riveting MONSTER non-stop, I didn't see how Steve Jackson could top Steve Jackson with BOGEYMAN. I can't say he has, as they are both equally riveting. In BOGEYMAN, he doesn't so much focus on the monster he calls "the darkness," but on the fine detectives who made it their life mission to put an end to his reign of terror. I highly recommend both fine works!"--Diana Montane, co-author of MISSING & PRESUMED DEAD.
"Steve Jackson's latest, BOGEYMAN, reveals a living, breathing nightmare that haunted parents, as well as detectives. Be sure to add it to your reading list if you're a fan of true crime books."--Aaron Habel, host of Generation Why Podcast
From the Author
I think what made BOGEYMAN unique for me as a writer wasn't the killer's story, or even the exceptional detective work that went into bringing David Penton to justice. The book gives us a poignant and powerful inside look at the emotional, psychological and physical toll a case like this has on the men and women of law enforcement, as well as on their families; those usually unseen, and rarely revealed, stories of courage, faith and sacrifice on behalf of the victims, the victims' families, and their communities.