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A beautiful work of reporting...I was hooked from the beginning.-- "Gillian Flynn, #1 New York Times bestselling author"
A posthumous treasure that feels thrillingly alive. Grade A-.-- "Entertainment Weekly"
In this explosive book, McNamara combines her prodigious research with her impressive storytelling skills and ability to seamlessly weave the narratives of all those lives into one terrifying story...A detective story with an unlikely narrator, a study in changing forensic techniques, a multidecade saga that never loses urgency, and a potent analysis of human behavior in victims, witnesses, investigators, and onlookers.-- "Kirkus Reviews (starred review)"
It's a journey into two minds, one sick and disordered, the other intelligent and determined. I loved this book.-- "Stephen King, #1 New York Times bestselling author"
Michelle McNamara was an obsessive. She was also a damn good writer. That combustive mix has produced I'll Be Gone in the Dark, a dark page-turner.-- "USA Today"
This is true-crime reporting at its best.-- "Michael Connelly, New York Times bestselling author"
Utterly gripping.-- "People"
Zackman delivers a stellar performance. Her steady and calm narration helps to ramp up the suspense and passion.-- "Library Journal (starred audio review)"
Zackman perfectly balances the author's passion with the terrifying nature of the crimes in this true-crime chiller. Her reading is so convincing that it feels as if the author herself is recounting her investigation.-- "Booklist (starred audio review)" --This text refers to the audioCD edition.
About the Author
Michelle McNamara (1970-2016) was the author of the website True Crime Diary. She earned an MFA in fiction writing from the University of Minnesota, and had sold television pilots to ABC and Fox and a screenplay to Paramount. She also worked as a consultant for Dateline NBC. She lived in Los Angeles and is survived by her husband, Patton Oswalt, and their daughter, Alice.
Gillian Flynn is the chief television critic at Entertainment Weekly. Her debut novel, Sharp Objects, was an Edgar Award finalist and the winner of two Dagger Awards. She lives in Chicago with her family.
Patton Oswalt is an American stand-up comedian, actor, voice actor, and New York Times bestselling author. He has released television specials and critically acclaimed comedy albums, including the Grammy Award-nominated My Weakness Is Strong. He put together the Comedians of Comedy tour and television series and he has held recurring character roles on many television shows. He has appeared in more than twenty films and has worked as a voice actor in King of Queens, Cartoon Network's Robotomy, and the Disney animated film Ratatouielle.
Gabra Zackman is an actress, author, and narrator who has won several AudioFile Earphones Awards. She was educated at Northwestern University. A classically trained actress, she has appeared in theaters all over the country as well as on film and television.--This text refers to the audioCD edition.
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- Print Length : 357 pages
- Publisher : Faber & Faber (27 February 2018)
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- ASIN : B0792LVP7T
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- Best Sellers Rank: 7,605 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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McNamara's writing is compelling, and vividly captures the horrific nature of the crimes without ever seeming lurid or sensationalising the detail. Throughout, McNamara balances the chilling events with the real human impact of the crimes upon victims, loved ones, and investigators. It is this concern for people (and particularly the victims) which elevates I'll Be Gone in the Dark above other true crime writing.
I highly recommend this book.
I read in todays press (UK) the 26 April 2018 - and on the American websites that a man has just been arrested and charged with four of the murders. He was an ex police officer. I only finished reading this very worthwhile book a few weeks ago. Michelle McNamara deserves a lot of credit for keeping the case 'alive' and communicating with the different law agencies. I hope this fact does not get forgotten and her family should be very proud of her. In her book she writes a letter to a future time when the GSK would get caught and face justice. At the end of this man's trial this letter would make a fitting 'collective' victims statement and should be read aloud to him in open court. Well done Michelle McNamara and well done to all officers and scientists and technicians who have managed to corner their prey.
A very well researched book. Reads a more like a novel than a simple recount of criminal activity. The author did a good job and it is a great shame
she passed away before seeing the book in print - or even better seeing the EAR/ONS (read the book) brought to justice. It is not a spoiler to report that he/she is still at large. If this person ever gets arrested and charged Michelle McNamara should be recognised as the person who kept the 'heat' on this evil low life.
Michelle’s relationships and conversations with the investigators of these crimes demonstrates her professionalism in the field. Even though the book had to be completed from notes and research left behind by Michelle, the book tells the most coherent story of the Golden State Killer you’ll ever read. By the end you’re hoping this guy eventually gets caught, for victims’ sake as well as for all of those who have worked on this case.
Firstly it's mentioned so many time that she coined GSK moniker, but through the book he is beng referred to as EAR or EAR-ONS. So it raises a question as of at what point did she come up with the name and how?!
I also think in all the extra bits in the end they could've at least given us some details to tell if they were anywhere close with clues, geo profiling etc. I understand they won't insert it into main body of the book, but rather than going through it yourself and Googling, it would be nice to have kind of a closing statement.
Did this book help to catch him? In my opinion - no.
The book is terrifying, as the Golden State Killer's crimes are some of the worst I have ever heard of, but it can also be quite sad and poignant. When Michelle discusses the victims and survivors, you can tell that she really cares about them and would give anything for them to get the justice they deserve. Then, when Michelle's writing ends abruptly due to her untimley death, I was overwhelmed with disappointment that she didn't live to hear the cell doors slam closed behind Joseph James DeAngelo, as her husband Patton describes in his afterword. It really is a pity that she didn't get to see the man that she had chased after for years finally get his comeuppance, although I am sure her work on the case contributed greatly to his identification and capture. Not to ignore the fantastic Paul Holes and the other investigators who worked on the case.
The epilogue entitled "Letter to an Old Man" is wonderful, and leaves quite the impression, especially since I was readng this after Jospeh James Deangelo had been caught.
A riveting, if dark, read.