fiction vs nonfiction

Imagine reading about the mystery of a Maryland town in 1988 through Chasing the Boogeyman by Richard Chizmar. This book blurs the lines between a gripping horror story and a true crime tale. It feels so real that you might find yourself checking if it’s a story or something that happened.

The author, inspired by his own life and the eerie events in his hometown, created a story that sits somewhere between fiction and reality.

This is where the lines get blurry. Is it a novel or a recounting of true events? Where is the difference between fiction vs nonfiction?