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

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

Introduction by Gillian Flynn Afterword by Patton Oswalt A masterful true crime account of the Golden State Killer?the elusive serial rapist turned murderer who terrorized California for over a decade?from Michelle McNamara, the gifted journalist who died tragically while investigating the case. "You?ll be silent forever, and I?ll be gone in the dark." For more than ten years, Introduction by Gillian Flynn Afterword by Patton Oswalt A masterful true crime account of the ...

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Title:I'll Be Gone in the Dark: One Woman's Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer
Author:Michelle McNamara
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Genres:Nonfiction
ISBN:0062319809
Edition Language:English
Format Type:ebook
Number of Pages:352 pages pages

I'll Be Gone in the Dark: One Woman's Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer Reviews

  • Kemper
    Mar 14, 2018
    I'd heard about Michelle McNamara before I even knew her name or that she was a true crime writer. She was married to comedian/actor Patton Oswalt, who I?m a big fan of, and several of his bits over the years have involved his wife. Per Patton?s descriptions in his routines she was...
  • Josh
    Mar 01, 2018
    I'll Be Gone In The Dark is a haunting and disturbing book, beautifully written and densely populated with facts and footnotes all of which convey the authors fierce determination to catch a long hidden serial killer and rapist responsible for over 50 acts of unimaginable cruelty in Ca...
  • Sara
    Mar 30, 2018
    Sometimes all you can say is wow. Wow. From the mid 70's to the 1980's northern California was terrorized by a man known only as the East Area Rapist. Though it would be years before forensic science was able to put all the pieces together this man would eventually be wanted for ...
  • Eve
    Mar 05, 2018
    ?There's a scream permanently lodged in my throat now.??Michelle McNamara I'm a hardened and seasoned reader of true crime books. Forensic Files soothes me to sleep whenever I have an ailment that confines me to bed. I don't get scared. Or at least, I didn't used to be scared....
  • Brea Grant
    Mar 25, 2018
    Recommend this to all true crime/MFM type fans. This book may be very triggering for some people so please take care. I?ll be hiding in my closet with a knife if you need me. ...
  • Ashley
    Mar 08, 2018
    I will not let this review defeat me! I will not! I have so much to say about this book I don't know how to organize it, and I'm still not sure what I'm going to rate it even as I type this; and I'm still freaked out by it, and still sad, and I want the Golden State Killer caught, b...
  • Trudi
    Mar 04, 2018
    "The truth was, I was jittery from sugar, hunger, and spending too much time alone in the dark absorbing a fifty-chapter horror story narrated in the kind of dead voice used by desk clerks at the DMV." ~Michelle McNamara, I'll Be Gone in the Dark I probably would have been drawn to ...
  • Megan Abbott
    Nov 25, 2017
    I've been waiting for this book for a long time, having been a fan of McNamara's True Crime Diary blog (http://www.truecrimediary.com). While she hadn't finished it before her death, it is a remarkable book--both in terms of its investigative power and its superb, precise prose (and an...
  • Robin
    Oct 06, 2017
    I read this with my heart in my mouth, not only because of the sinister topic of a serial rapist/killer who has never been named, but also because the author died while researching and writing the book. However, NcNamara and her follow-up authors did an excellent job of investigating t...
  • Janet
    Apr 12, 2018
    Oh hell no! I don't read a lot of non-fiction but a little true crime once in a while can be interesting. I had heard that the author died before solving the case but I didn't realize that it was still unsolved. I'm the type of person that can easily go down the rabbit hole of the inte...
  • Julie Ehlers
    Apr 06, 2018
    I'll Be Gone in the Dark does several things very successfully. It reports compellingly on the Golden State Killer and the various law-enforcement personnel who tried to track him down?and in some cases, are still trying. It gives a fascinating window into Michelle McNamara's own psy...
  • Simone St James
    Mar 28, 2018
    So good. So scary. So tragic. So detailed. So chilling. So sad. SO GOOD. ...
  • Renee (itsbooktalk.com)
    Feb 19, 2018
    Riveting. Chilling. Fascinating. I could go on with the adjectives to describe this incredible work of nonfiction but you get the idea. It's very rare that I come across a book, especially a nonfiction one, that literally made my heart race while reading certain scenes. Like others hav...
  • Ammar
    Mar 08, 2018
    A true crime in the tradition of the masters like Capote, Ann Rule, and the shows like Forensic Files, 48 hours mystery. A plot that spans decades. The 70s right to the 2000s. And a reporter who is obsessed. A healthy and unhealthy obsession that gave her nightmares and made her ch...
  • Mark
    Apr 03, 2018
    "You?ll be silent forever, and I?ll be gone in the dark." ?If you commit murder and then vanish, what you leave behind isn?t just pain but absence, a supreme blankness that triumphs over everything else. The unidentified murderer is always twisting a doorknob behind a door ...
  • Julie
    Mar 27, 2018
    I'll Be Gone in the Dark: One Woman's Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer by Michelle McNamara is a 2018 Harper publication. No butler, no second maid, no blood upon the stair. No eccentric aunt, no gardener, no family friend smiling among the bric-a-brac-and murder. Only ...
  • Susie
    Mar 19, 2018
    This book was amazing. It was the perfect blend of memoir and true crime for me. I need more true crime like this in my life. ...
  • Larry H
    Apr 06, 2018
    Since its publication earlier this year, some have asked whether Michelle McNamara's utterly engrossing true crime book, I'll Be Gone in the Dark , would be as popular if McNamara, the wife of comedian and actor Patton Oswalt, hadn't died suddenly while writing the book in 2016. While...
  • Rachel (TheShadesofOrange)
    Mar 10, 2018
    4.0 Stars This was such an addicting true crime book! The case was absolutely fascinating so it was easy to see how the author became so obsessed with this particular serial killer and rapist. This was a fast read with just the right amount of detail to fuel my obsessive brain, withou...
  • Lauren
    Mar 30, 2018
    You were a voyeur. A patient recorder of habits and routines. The first night a husband working dispatch switched to the graveyard shift, you pounced. There were four-to-seven-day-old herringbone shoe impressions beneath the bathroom window at the scene on the 3800 block of Thornwood,...
  • Heidi The Hippie Reader
    Mar 24, 2018
    Michelle McNamara was obsessed with the subject of this book. She believed that by using modern technology, a rapist and killer could finally be brought to justice. She created maps and chased leads. She ran a true crime blog and this was one of her topics. It haunted her. Then, ...
  • Brooke
    Apr 02, 2018
    3 stars Admittedly, I don't read too much true crime & it's one of my goals to incorporate them more into my reading challenge this year. I'm also not familiar with the author's True Crime Diary, but now wish I had been paying more attention. I admire Michelle McNamara's tena...
  • Rachel Wallace
    Apr 08, 2018
    4 Stars This true crime story following the Golden State Killer earned four stars from me. SUMMARY Michelle McNamara; author, laptop detective, mom and wife to actor/comedian Patten Oswald, dedicated the final years of her life to researching and writing the story of the search...
  • viktoria
    Oct 26, 2017
    Confession: I'm what you would call a murderino. I listen to My Favorite Murder religiously, I watch the hell out of Investigation Discovery (City Confidential is amazing), and I listen to a few other podcasts. Sadly, I never read Michelle McNamara's work until after her death....
  • Ellen Gail
    Oct 12, 2017
    4.5 stars. Ellen Gail tested, Penny approved. This one smashed my heart like an old watermelon and make my brain work overtime - those are good things, in case you were wondering. It's everything great nonfiction can be. This is how you ends for you. "You'll be silent forev...
  • Erin
    Apr 13, 2018
    This book is easily one of the best True Crimes books I have ever read. The first time I remember hearing about Michelle McNamara was on an episode of 48 Hours and the only reason I watched that episode was because I recognized her husband Patton Oswalt. His first name is my last n...
  • Joce (squibblesreads)
    Mar 24, 2018
    I don?t think I liked this quite as much as everyone else on here. I listened to this on runs and on my commute and after awhile, all the cases and investigators seemed to blend together. In all fairness, there were a lot of victims she wanted to acknowledge and respect, and a lot of...
  • Tammy
    Oct 22, 2017
    This one didn?t quite do it for me. I found the story interesting because I knew absolutely nothing about this killer that got away (not a spoiler). The development of the methodologies to apprehend criminals was fascinating and many of the terms are commonplace today. It?s an unev...
  • j e w e l s [Books Bejeweled]
    Mar 19, 2018
    FIVE STARS My queen, Gillian Flynn, starts this book with a Midwestern twang and down-to-earth introduction; Patton Oswalt ends with a heart-rending final chapter and I was spellbound the entire time by Michelle McNamara's non-fiction novel. A mind-blowing mountain of evidence to...
  • Taylor
    Jan 16, 2018
    This was my most highly anticipated book of 2018, and the first book I ever preordered. I didn't want to run the risk of a waiting list at my local library, and knew I would want to read it the second it was available. I'll Be Gone in the Dark: One Woman's Obsessive Search for the Gold...