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

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, a mysterious and violent predator committed fifty sexu A masterful true crime account of the Golden State Killer?the elusive serial rapist turned murderer who...

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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

  • karen
    Jun 22, 2018
    fulfilling book riot's 2018 read harder challenge task #2: A book of true crime no extry points this time. there?s almost no point in my writing a content-based review of this book - i?m late to the party and better folks than me have already admirably and exhaustively covere...
  • Diane
    May 03, 2018
    This is a gripping true crime book! I was riveted by the news that authorities arrested a man in the Golden State Killer case, and this book is a good overview of those crimes. "I'll be Gone in the Dark" doesn't unfold in a strict chronology; rather it more closely follows Michelle...
  • Kemper
    Mar 14, 2018
    **Update 4/26/2018 - When this book was published it was an unsolved mystery. It got a happy ending yesterday.** 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...
  • 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
    Update: 4/25/18 So I almost can?t believe I?m writing this. There?s going to be a press conference later today. They have arrested the original night stalker. It?s a 100% DNA match. You did it Michelle. ****** Wow. From the mid 70's to the 1980's northern Cali...
  • 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....
  • Trudi
    Mar 04, 2018
    ***Update 4/26/2018: the monster has been unmasked "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 G...
  • 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...
  • Will Byrnes
    Jun 12, 2018
    That summer I hunted the serial killer at night from my daughter?s playroom. For the most part I mimicked the bedtime routine of a normal person. Teeth brushed. Pajamas on. But after my husband and daughter fell asleep, I?d retreat to my makeshift workspace and boot up my laptop, ...
  • 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...
  • Caroline
    May 16, 2018
    ***NO SPOILERS*** I first heard about this book when I read a beautiful article about how Michelle McNamara?s husband was handling his grief over her sudden death, and I was immediately interested. This was a case I?d never heard of and one that particularly fascinated McNamara,...
  • 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 ...
  • 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...
  • Malia
    Apr 30, 2018
    I was very wary of reading this book, because it just sounded so, so creepy and when I bought it, the killer had not yet been caught. Yet when he was recently, after so many years, I felt compelled to know the background and read the book. It is a tragic story, made all the more so bec...
  • 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, ...
  • Myrna
    Apr 27, 2018
    Incredible true crime and memoir. As I mentioned in my status update, while reading this book the alleged sick !?@#*$ that reigned terror was captured. The author, a journalist, devoted her life seeking justice through heartbreaking research but ultimately died before she could finish ...
  • Melissa
    Jun 23, 2018
    I was listening to a podcast that some friends of mine recommended called "My Favorite Murder". If you haven't heard of it, it's a true crime podcast mixed with some (mostly tasteful) sarcastic comedy by two American comedians Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstack. I have never really ...
  • Kelly (and the Book Boar)
    May 29, 2018
    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ I had a feeling I would be the dissenting opinion on this one right from the start when the author performed a Google search for some stolen cufflinks based off of a sketch (not an actual picture) and swore she found the ...
  • Ginger
    Jun 29, 2018
    5 stars!! What an excellent book! If you love true crime, you?ll love I?ll Be Gone in the Dark. This book reads as if a true crime book and a memoir had a baby. It works though and it's great! Damn, I wish Michelle McNamara had lived long enough to see Detective Paul Holes a...
  • Erin
    May 14, 2018
    Audiobook performed by Gabra Zackman 9h 45 min Phenomenal! This is the word that has been on my mind since I completed the Audiobook just moments ago. Like Michelle McNamara, I too, found myself completely obsessed by the case of the Golden State Killer. In fact, I was so captivated...
  • viktoria
    Oct 26, 2017
    ETA 4/25/18 in the most holy crap, hopeful, bawling kind of way: I hope you got him, Michelle. I hope THEY got him. #IllBeGoneInTheDark #MichelleMcNamara #stepintothelight https://t.co/ewq3NyCz56? Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) April 25, 2018 I'm not crying. You're crying. ...
  • Alice Lippart
    Jun 17, 2018
    Terrifying, but fascinating. ...
  • Ellen Gail
    Oct 12, 2017
    UPDATE : An arrest has been made. And I'm crying. I'm so fucking proud of you Michelle. We've seen your face Joseph James DeAngelo. Welcome to the light motherfucker. --------------- This is how you ends for you. "You'll be silent forever, and I'll be gone in the dark,...
  • Glenn Sumi
    May 19, 2018
    FIVE THINGS I LIKED ABOUT I?LL BE GONE IN THE DARK (AND FIVE THINGS I DIDN?T) By now, most everyone knows that police have, decades after he killed more than a dozen people and raped more than 50, found and arrested the alleged Golden State Killer, the subject of this true cri...
  • Erin
    Apr 13, 2018
    UPDATE: An arrest has been made, 72 year old Joseph James DeAngelo a former police officer. 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 watch...
  • Chelsea Humphrey
    May 18, 2018
    Incredible. It was a pleasure to listen to this following the capture of Joseph Deangelo, and it's excruciating to think that Michelle was so close to unveiling one of the most notorious serial rapists and murderers in US history. If you haven't managed to snag this one yet, I highly r...
  • 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...
  • Johann (jobis89)
    Apr 28, 2018
    "This is how it ends for you. "You'll be silent forever, and I'll be gone in the dark," you threatened a victim once. Open the door. Show us your face. Walk into the light." A portrait of a woman's obsession and her unflagging pursuit of the truth. I'll Be Gone in the Dark is the ma...