I'll Be Gone in the Dark: One Woman's Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer (Compact Disc)

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By Michelle McNamara, Gillian Flynn (Read by), Patton Oswalt (Read by)
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Do you like true crime? Do you like not sleeping? Great, read this book. I felt myself like Michelle McNamara, obsessed and unable to tear myself away from this series of horror stories. So good, so scary.

— Rin

I'll Be Gone in the Dark is a story of obsession and violence, a woman and a killer. As much a book of true crime as it is a book about a time and a place. And a person: Michelle McNamara. She is a streak of good in the darkness, and how fortunate we are to have this record of her perceptiveness, honesty, and humanity. Go ahead and plan to stay up all night. It's that good (and that scary).

— Tyler

Michelle McNamara's book connected the dots that ultimately led to the arrest of the Golden State Killer. Her tenacity as a detective is matched by her sensitivity to the victims of these horrific crimes. Warning: do not read in bed alone at night unless you like being terrified.

— David


#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - The haunting true story of the elusive serial rapist turned murderer who terrorized California for over a decade--and of the gifted journalist who died tragically while investigating the case.

Introduction by Gillian Flynn - Afterword by Patton Oswalt

"A brilliant genre-buster.... Propulsive, can't-stop-now reading." --Stephen King

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 is destined to become a true crime classic--and may at last unmask the Golden State Killer.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781538498910
ISBN-10: 153849891X
Publisher: HarperCollins
Publication Date: February 27th, 2018
Language: English