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    The basis for the major six-part HBO documentary series.

    Number one New York Times best seller.

    A best book of the year:

    Washington Post | Maureen Corrigan, NPR | Paste | Seattle Times | Entertainment Weekly | Esquire | Slate | Buzzfeed | Jezebel | Philadelphia Inquirer | Publishers Weekly | Kirkus Reviews | Library Journal | Bustle

    Winner of the Goodreads Choice Awards for Nonfiction | Anthony Award winner | SCIBA Book Award winner | Finalist for the Edgar Award for Best Fact Crime | Longlisted for the Carnegie Medal for Excellence

    The haunting true story of the elusive serial rapist turned murderer who terrorized California during the '70s and '80s, and of the gifted journalist who died tragically while investigating the case - which was solved in April 2018.   

    Introduction by Gillian Flynn 

    Afterword by Patton Oswalt

    “A brilliant genre-buster.... Propulsive, can’t-stop-now reading.” (Stephen King)

    For more than 10 years, a mysterious and violent predator committed 50 sexual assaults in Northern California before moving south, where he perpetrated 10 sadistic murders. Then he disappeared, eluding capture by multiple police forces and some of the best detectives in the area.

    Three decades later, Michelle McNamara, a true-crime journalist who created the popular website TrueCrimeDiary.com, was determined to find the violent psychopath she called "the Golden State Killer". Michelle pored over police reports, interviewed victims, and embedded herself in the online communities that were as obsessed with the case as she was.

    I’ll Be Gone in the Dark - the masterpiece McNamara was writing at the time of her sudden death - offers an atmospheric snapshot of a moment in American history and a chilling account of a criminal mastermind and the wreckage he left behind. It is also a portrait of a woman’s obsession and her unflagging pursuit of the truth. Utterly original and compelling, it is destined to become a true-crime classic - and may at last unmask the Golden State Killer. 

    PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio. 

    ©2018 Tell Me Productions (P)2018 HarperCollins Publishers

    Kritikerstimmen

    "Narrator Gabra Zackman delivers this terrifying account... Her calm, objective voice makes the minute details of GSK's 50 sexual assaults and 10 murders in California chilling.... McNamara's research makes for intriguing listening, thanks to Zackman's restrained, intelligent presentation of the grim details." (AudioFile)

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    A bit confusing

    It mentions so many people and places and the time-line is back and forth and this made it hard for me to keep track of the events

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    Great book on this recently caught killer. It's shame the author passed away before she finished it.

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    interesting but sometimes hard to chew

    the book early chapters, those actually written by McNamara are really great and we'll crafted. unfortunately the second part, which relies on notes left drafts and articles written by her as source, tends to repeat information several time. one chapter is made up by written transcript of a recorded conversation, which is not really interesting to hear (maybe that is simply a issue of the audio book) I did not appreciate the final chapter, in which there is an attempt to push a narrative, the fact that her work directly helped catching the killer, is frankly nauseating and feels like an obituary statement.

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    Deep dive par excellence

    i loved the book from start to finish. The voices are perfect and the writing is just so good. i would recommend to everyone interested in true crime and detective work. The personal touches are very cool, too.

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    A story of one woman's obsession to find a killer

    A chilling account of how ine woman tries to find The Golden State Killer. Following leads that often lead to disappointment, the author never gave up chasing this evil rapist and murderer.
    This obsession took an enormous toll on her health and well- being. It is an monument to her strength and determination. Her 'Letter to an Old Man' intended for the killer will remain with you for a long time. A marvellous crime fighter who didn't give up and kept the evil crimes in the public eye. Do not read alone at night, utterly chilling.

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    wouldn't recommend

    so many of my truecrime youtuber recommend this audiobook, so i had high expectancies. unfortunately, the audiobook was confusing and i didn't enjoyed it as i hoped i would. maybe it would have been better as a book- not an audiobook.

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    A woman’s life wasted

    I started this book, thinking it contributed in catching this predator. It left me disappointed, bored and unfulfilled. I was expecting that some of the clues would be tied to DeAngelo at the end but they just went nowhere. A waste of time.

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    This was such a chilling read!!

    That case is all kinds of disturbing. BUT it was told in such a great way. Seriously, the writing. (Also, I truly enjoyed the way the audio book was produced).

    The last few chapters. Especially the letter towards the end just gave me all the chills.
    I also loved the (kinda) discussion part at the end about how much that book helped find the son of a bitch, or if it didn't help at all. That was...interesting.

    I HIGHLY recommend this book!!!
    Even though I'm super into True Crime, I think that was the first time I actually read a book about it. I have some serious catching up to do. But this one set the bar really high.