Michelle McNamara’s true-crime audiobook, I’ll Be Gone in the Dark is one of our Top Ten Audiobooks of 2018. It is based on the true story of The Golden State Killer, a serial rapist and murder, that terrorized California in the 70s and 80s. McNamara was determined to find the violent psychopath; she pored over police reports, interviewed victims, and embedded herself in the online communities that were as obsessed with the case as she was. McNamara was writing I’ll Be Gone in the Dark at the time of her sudden death.
This audiobook 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. The case was solved in April 2018, just a couple months after the release of I’ll Be Gone in the Dark.
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[pb_blockquote author=”Kristin, McLean & Eakin Booksellers”]An overwhelmingly obsessed Michelle McNamara dissects the decades old trail of tragedy, trauma and ongoing taunts by the elusive East Area Rapist in her investigative crime thriller “I’ll Be Gone in the Dark” published posthumously after her unexpected demise. Dubbed the “Golden State Killer” by McNamara herself, his crime spree started with 50 unsolved rapes before escalating to numerous murders leaving terrorized California residents tense for ten years. A determined McNamara meticulously researches this reign of terror with such precision it’s sure to pry this perpetrators identity out of obscurity and into justice, a suitable ending for this authors’ life.[/pb_blockquote]
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