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Bogeyman: He Was Every Parent's Nightmare by [Jackson, Steve]
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"Jackson gives a master class on true crime reporting in Bogeyman. He writes with both muscle and heart ..." - Gregg Olsen, NY Times bestselling author of The Girl In The Woods "Jackson writes deeply... It's all in BOGEYMAN, a fascinating, well-paced read about the lows and highs of cold case investigations." - bestselling author and professor of forensic psychology Katherine Ramsland in Psychology Today. "Jackson gives a master class on true crime reporting in Bogeyman. He writes with both muscle and heart as he chronicles every parent's worst nightmare. Taut and smart, his prose defies any reader to set it aside." - Gregg Olsen, New York Times bestselling author of IF I CAN'T HAVE YOU "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 "Bogeyman is a very scary but very real true-crime story that tracks the actions of a terrible demon all over the country. Great writing and a compelling story line. You should read it!" - John Ferak, author of BLOODY LIES. "I highly recommend Bogeyman byAuthor Steve Jackson to my true crime friends. It's actually quite touching and written with a great deal of respect." - R.J. Parker, author (with JJ Slate) of SOCIAL MEDIA MONSTERS. "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, bestselling co-author of MISSING AND 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 READER REVIEWS "Steve once again delivers an excellent read. ...Steve has told this horrific story with dignity and grace for those involved and really made their emotions come alive." - Lisa Burleson Bennie "What a great story about great police work and also a sad story for the families of the girls that were taken. Monsters exist. But so do monster hunters." - R Gregg "I have read many true crime stories and this is one of the best. ... I am thankful that we have professionals out there with determination and willing to work hard so that all our children are a little safer!" - Terri Johnson "Jackson constructs the narrative in a way that makes the reader feel as though he or she is working alongside the detectives, experiencing the frustrations and hardships of trying to bring this perpetrator to justice." - tree0789 "I highly recommend this book to anyone who reads True Crime. This is a horrific and heartbreaking story and you won't be able to stop reading once you start." - Kindle Surfer "I have had two brothers murdered and know how it feels to be a victim's family member! This book is about justice and truth!" - Wayne Johnson "Bogeyman by Steve Jackson is a page turner! Lock your doors and windows and keep your children close! If you only read one book this year - make it this one!" - Mary Mccutcheon Dobbins "This book will certainly open your eyes to how hard our police officers work, and how much they suffer emotionally and sometimes it takes its toll on them and their private lives. I hope everyone enjoys this book as much as I did." - Jerry O Fickling "A fascinating read. Having personally interacted with the men and women who keep us safe, this a worthy tribute to all that they do! ... My hat is off to you Mr. Jackson!" - Jon Keehner

About the Author

Best-selling and award-winning author and journalist Steve Jackson has written nine non-fiction books in true crime, history and biography genres; he has also written a dozen crime fiction thrillers for the "Butch Karp Series" in collaboration with former New York assistant district attorney Robert K. Tanenbaum. His latest true crime book, SMOOTH TALKER, was published in May 2016 by a company he started with a partner, Michael Cordova, in August 2014. As of summer 2016, WildBlue Press had published more than two dozen books in true crime, crime fiction, romance, memoir and business genres. The company is rapidly expanding both the number of authors and number of titles, and will be moving into other genres in the Summer 2015. In April 2015, WildBlue Press released an updated version of Jackson's true crime classic NO STONE UNTURNED for the first time in eBook and audiobook. His first book for WildBlue Press was the bestselling BOGEYMAN, which was published in August 2014. His first non-fiction book, MONSTER, a true crime, was published in October 1998 and within two weeks became a NYTimes bestseller. In 2003, his World War II dramatic narrative, LUCKY LADY, received The Colorado Book Award, best biography/history, from the Colorado Center for the Book; Lucky Lady was also the runner-up that year for the Admiral Samuel Morrison Naval History Award. In June 2013, Jackson joined forensic investigative team NecroSearch International, the group featured in NO STONE UNTURNED, searching for the remains of the Grand Duke Mikhail Romanov in Perm, Russia as part of his research for an upcoming dramatic history FINDING ANASTASIA. He and the team returned to Russia to continue the search in June 2015 and will again in July 2016. Born in Bethesda Naval Hospital in 1955, Jackson grew up in Hawaii and Colorado. He graduated in 1979 from Colorado State University with a BA in Journalism. A newspaper journalist for 25 years, he worked in locales as varied as Montana, Hawaii, Guam, Micronesia, Indonesia, Indiana, Washington D.C., Florida, Oregon and Colorado. During his career with newspapers, he received numerous national and regional awards for feature writing and investigative reporting. Jackson lives and works on the coast in Manzanita, Oregon. Outside of writing, his interests include backpacking, fly fishing, skiing, guitar, reading, softball, music, wine, beer and spending time with his family and friends.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1033 KB
  • Print Length: 250 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: WildBlue Press (4 Aug. 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00MG4L9YO
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars 23 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #139,237 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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I received this book via StoryCartel to give an honest review.

The title called out to me. I wanted to get my hands on this book to see what this book was about I didn't even read the blurb when I selected this book. Then I went to Goodreads to add it to my books I am reading, and I read the blurb. This is a story that takes place in the 80's and you can tell that the officers have their work cut out for them. It is not easy to capture someone so sick and twisted back then as you could almost do it now.
Let me say I no longer want my kiddos outside playing in the yard without me right there.
This story is of the serial killer David Penton who I do not know anything about. This is an account of his crimes by a detective who found the cold case of one of his young victims and never gave up trying to put Penton away. I have to say that this is a detective that every missing, kidnapped, killed person's family would want to try to get answers for them. Penton is a sick and twisted man, and while reading the book yes I could tell he was evil, but it didn't truly hit until the end when I got to the pictures of those little girls. The youngest being three, my heart broke. This author while writing about the crimes didn't go into the detail of what Penton did to his victims but you could grasp what he did and I am very surprised he did not get the death penalty.
You get a feel from the officers that were the first to learn of the crime that happened that it took a toll on them, and their family. And we always think about the victims family and how they are torn apart but we never think of the officers it affects. And this story touches on that along with the victims families, and those that were witnesses.
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The book was obviously well researched and although I only read 28% on my kindle before giving up on it I can't criticise it over than to say it just wasn't for me
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This book is a very well presented look and feel.the story starts out almost innocently like in a childs eyes but soon this monster turns up to tear them away.Detective Gary Sweet comes into the picture as a fresh faced detective and turns his attention to a case that never left his mind.This is a beautiful book and left me feeling a bit sad but i felt better knowing they got the right monster
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It was well written. It made you feel what was happening, and how the families, and detectives felt! Parts made me angry, then horrified, and I cried a time or two. To even imagine what those poor little girls went through at the hands of this Monster!!! Thank you, to all the dedicated law enforcement who never gave up on finding the Bogeyman and putting him away. Steve thank you for a well written book, and telling this story.
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This man has frightened lots of children for long enough but had his come glance when he met the men that were eventually going to catch him no longer the bogeyman but mote the coward.
Thoughts go out to all those that are left to mourn.
A good read well worth buying .
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A very sad and deeply interesting story. Penton looks so evil on the cover I had to hide his face. Sweet did an excellent job. A few grammatical errors but it didn't take away the brilliance of the writing. Such a sad poignant story. Justice will prevail
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This book makes you want to hold your children just a little tighter. Steve Jackson did an excellent job honoring those precious babies and the dedicated officers that didn't stop until they found justice. Make sure you keep the Kleenex handy.
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Superbly written book! It demonstrated the determination of dedicated police officers in catching this monster and bringing him to justice and helping the families of the victims find closure. Gripping throughout!
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