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:I'll Be Gone in the Dark: One Woman's Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer
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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
    oooh, goodreads choice awards semifinalist for best nonfiction 2018! what will happen? 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...
  • JanB
    Aug 18, 2018
    Edited on 8/28/18 to add that filming is in progress on a Docu-Series based on this book. It seems to be in very good hands: https://www.hbo.com/hbo-news/ill-be-g... By now most of us know the Golden State Killer, Joseph DeAngelo, has been caught and is awaiting trial. But few of u...
  • 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...
  • Elyse Walters
    Aug 31, 2018
    Reviews of this book were terrific from the get go - once available for readers.... yet, my husband said....?don?t do it?. ?Why do you need to read a book about a killer/serial rapist who committed crimes in the area where you lived as a young single female in the 70?s and...
  • Matt
    Aug 06, 2018
    ?One day soon, you?ll hear a car pull up to your curb, an engine cut out. You?ll hear footsteps coming up your front walk. Like they did for Edward Wayne Edwards, twenty-nine years after he killed Timothy Hack and Kelly Drew, in Sullivan, Wisconsin. Like they did for Kenneth Lee ...
  • 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, ...
  • Barbara
    Jul 25, 2018
    Michelle McNamara was an armchair detective/true crime writer who spent almost a decade trying to unmask the rapist/murderer she dubbed the 'Golden State Killer.' McNamara died in 2016, before she could finish her manuscript about the slayer, but Michelle's husband - the actor/comedi...
  • Dem
    Sep 01, 2018
    The words of the Song by Irish Band Aslan ". How can I protect you in this Crazy World" kept coming into my mind when I was reading this book. How could could a husband, the police, neighbours friends, mothers or fathers protect their loved ones from a deranged screwed up monster like...
  • Diane S ☔
    Aug 14, 2018
    4.5 captivating and incredibly creepy. One would have had to have been in a news blackout, at least here in the states, to have not heard about the long overdue capture of the rapist and murderer, called the Golden State killer. This book is do well researched, an in-depth expose of al...
  • Debra
    Aug 12, 2018
    ?What readers need to know?what makes this book so special?is that it deals with two obsessions, one light and one dark. The Golden State Killer is the dark half; Michelle McNamara?s is the light half. It?s a journey into two minds, one sick and disordered, the other intellig...
  • 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, ...
  • 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...
  • Christina - Traveling Sister
    Aug 12, 2018
    5, well I'll be sleeping with a baseball bat forever now stars!!! ?Everyday I'm feeling fine, Drinking wine, Forever reading true crime? This starts with an introduction by juggernaut thriller author Gillian Flynn and ends with a heartbreaking and beautiful epilogue by Mc...
  • 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. ...
  • 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...
  • Emma Giordano
    Sep 17, 2018
    A very enjoyable read! TW: graphic depictions of rape/assault/murder Though true crime is a great field of interest to me, I haven't read many books of this variety. I was pleasantly satisfied with my time reading I'll Be Gone In The Dark. The narration was vivid and engaging. I ...
  • 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...
  • Lucy Langford
    Aug 12, 2018
    "You'll be silent forever, and I'll be gone in the dark." In this book McNamara gives an unflinching account of the Golden State Killer, the mysterious boogeyman who burgled, raped and murdered his way through California. This book was divided into three parts; Book 1, details of ...
  • 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...