I'll Be Gone in the Dark by

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I'll Be Gone in the Dark by

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Ward’s pick: I’ve had to put this book down for an extended period twice while reading it Not that the writing isn’t beautiful and compelling, but this story of the Golden State Killer is really emotionally disturbing. That said, I still think anyone interested in true crime should read it! McNamara, who unfortunately passed away before the release of this book, is an incredible narrator, and the way she writes herself into the story and the care with which she discusses the victims deserves to be appreciated. Sure, I’ve been triple checking door and window locks and have become hyper-aware of my surroundings because of this book, but reading about the details of the hunt for the Golden State Killer makes his recent capture even that much sweeter.

About the book: For more than ten years, a mysterious and violent predator committed fifty sexual assaults in Northern California before moving south, where he perpetrated ten 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 has been hailed as a modern true crime classic—one which fulfilled Michelle's dream: helping unmask the Golden State Killer.

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