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I'll be gone in the dark [sound recording] : one woman's obsessive search for the Golden State Killer /

by McNamara, Michelle [author.]; Flynn, Gillian [author.]; Oswalt, Patton [author.]; Zackman, Gabra [narrator.]; Blackstone Audio, Inc; Recorded Books, Inc.
Material type: materialTypeLabelSoundPublisher: Ashland, Or. : Blackstone Audio, [2018]Edition: Unabridged.Description: 9 audio discs (9 hr., 45 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.ISBN: 9781538498910; 153849891X.Other title: I will be gone in the dark.Subject(s): Serial murderers -- California -- Case studies | Rapists -- California -- Case studies | Serial murder investigation -- California -- Case studies | Serial murders -- California -- Case studies | BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY -- Personal Memoirs | Audiobooks | Audiobooks | Case studiesNarrated by Gabra Zackman.Summary: 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.
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<p>#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.</p> <p>Introduction by Gillian Flynn * Afterword by Patton Oswalt</p> <p>"A brilliant genre-buster.... Propulsive, can't-stop-now reading." --Stephen King</p> <p>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.</p> <p>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.</p> <p>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.</p>

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Narrated by Gabra Zackman.

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.

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Can an independent journalist backed by a dedicated online community bring down a serial predator who terrorized a neighborhood for decades? This gripping, intimately drawn book chronicles McNamara's research into the unsolved rapes and murders of the Golden State Killer in California. McNamara, who blogged at -TrueCrimeDiary.com, -meticulously covers the long (and ongoing) criminal investigation, giving equal attention to the work of the detectives who have worked the case and the terror the victims faced. The book is also part memoir, as McNamara reveals how her almost obsessive research kept her up nights, sometimes writing notes with her daughter's crayons. Published after the author's untimely death in 2016, the book contains several unfinished chapters and explanatory comments, which in this context add to the somber and disconcerting accounts of life's fragility. Narrator Gabra Zackman delivers a stellar performance. Her steady and calm narration adds to the unsettling feeling and helps to ramp up the suspense and intensity (which might make some people sleep with the lights on). VERDICT While this extremely well-written book will get attention from the big names attached (author Gillian Flynn and -McNamara's husband, Patton Oswalt, who both narrate their respective contributions), this work deserves to stand on its own and belongs on the same shelf with other contemporary classics of the genre. The print version is already a best seller so expect high demand. For those on the holds list, recommend Robert Kolker's The Lost Girls, James Renner's True Crime Addict, or notable true crime podcasts such as Stitcher's Stranglers. ["A haunting, if somewhat patchy read for fans of true crime": LJ 3/1/18 review of the Harper hc.]-Cathleen Keyser, NoveList, Durham, NC © Copyright 2018. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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