I'll Be Gone In The Dark: One Woman's Obsessive Search For The Golden State Killer

byMichelle McnamaraIntroduction byGillian FlynnAfterword byPatton Oswalt

Paperback | February 27, 2018

I'll Be Gone In The Dark: One Woman's Obsessive Search For The Golden State Killer by Michelle Mcnamara
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The haunting true story of the elusive serial rapist turned murderer who terrorized California during the 70s and 80s, and of the gifted journalist who died tragically while investigating the case—which was solved in April 2018.

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 has been hailed as a modern true crime classic—one which fulfilled Michelle's dream: helping unmask the Golden State Killer.

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, Patt...
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Title:I'll Be Gone In The Dark: One Woman's Obsessive Search For The Golden State KillerFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:352 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.91 inShipping dimensions:352 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.91 inPublished:February 27, 2018Publisher:HarperCollins USLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0062853171

ISBN - 13:9780062853172

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