A masterful true crime account of the Golden State Killerthe elusive serial rapist turned murderer who terrorized California for over a decadefrom Michelle McNamara, the gifted journalist who died tragically while investigating the case."Youll be silent forever, and Ill be gone in the dark."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.At the time of the crimes, the Golden State Killer was between the ages of eighteen and thirty, Caucasian, and athleticcapable of vaulting tall fences. He always wore a mask. After choosing a victimhe favored suburban coupleshe often entered their home when no one was there, studying family pictures, mastering the layout. He attacked while they slept, using a flashlight to awaken and blind them. Though they could not recognize him, his victims recalled his voice: a guttural whisper through clenched teeth, abrupt and threatening.Ill Be Gone in the Darkthe masterpiece McNamara was writing at the time of her sudden deathoffers 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 womans obsession and her unflagging pursuit of the truth. Framed by an introduction by Gillian Flynn and an afterword by her husband, Patton Oswalt, the book was completed by Michelles lead researcher and a close colleague. Utterly original and compelling, it is destined to become a true crime classicand may at last unmask the Golden State Killer....
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I'll Be Gone in the Dark: One Woman's Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer Reviews
UPDATE: Today (4/25/18), it is being reported that the killer has been caught!
I read this with my heart in my mouth, not only because of the sinister topic of a serial rapist/killer who has never been named, but also because the author died while researching and writing the book. However, NcNamara and her follow-up authors did an excellent job of investigating these heinous crimes that took place over thirty years ago, and then writing and constructing a narrative that will not only chill your ...more
Incredible true crime and memoir. As I mentioned in my status update, while reading this book the alleged sick [email protected]#*$ that reigned terror was captured. The author, a journalist, devoted her life seeking justice through heartbreaking research but ultimately died before she could finish her work and put the book together as she wished. As McNamara stated at the end of her book, “one day we’ll get you”. Yes, Michelle, it looks like they did!!!
“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. This book had me drawing the curtains at 5:00 pm, looking over my shoulder while washing dishes at the sink, and forgoing my midnight peanut butter sandwich for fear of being alone in the kitchen. And that's the thing about ...more
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.
From the mid 70's to the 1980's northern California was terrorized by a man known only as the East Area Rapist. Though it would be years before forensic science was able to put all the pieces together this man would eventually be wanted for over fifty rapes and home invasions and at least ...more
This is simply one of the most stunning works of true crime I have ever read- and not just because I’ve read it at this timely moment- when the Golden State Killer has finally been captured. I’ll Be Gone in the Dark is certainly a work tainted by tragedy- not only the innumerable personal tragedies of the crimes perpetrated by the Golden State Killer, but the tragedy of the untimely end of Michelle McNamara’s life, before she was able to see this case solved.
McNamara is simply, an excellent writ ...more
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 uneven book and I found myself mentally re-writing sentences for clarity. The messy sentences (in places) may be the result of piecing together a book from the deceased author’s notes and trying to retain her voice. It’s w ...more
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 McNamara's amateur sleuthing on the case. She had been interested in unsolved crimes since childhood, and spent years following up on clues and tracking down leads about the GSK.
Since Michelle died before the book wa ...more