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

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#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.

Number of Pages: 328
Genre: True Crime, Biography + Autobiography
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: HarperCollins
Age Range: Adult
Author: Michelle McNamara
Language: English
Street Date: February 27, 2018
TCIN: 53199469
UPC: 9780062319784
Item Number (DPCI): 059-01-4270
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alexgia 8 months ago
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i have followed this case when i lived in so cal and now in sacramento. i later visited visalia many times although not within this time frame. so much info i never knew. thank you michelle for this book. i am so hoping you are in heaven knowing about this awful man being caught who has lived ne...see moreof the reviewer's review
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