I'll Be Gone in the Dark: One Woman's Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer
Michelle McNamara; Gillian Flynn; Patton Oswalt
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERA BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR: Washington Post - Maureen Corrigan, NPR - Paste - Seattle Times - Entertainment Weekly - Esquire - Slate - Buzzfeed - Jezebel - Philadelphia Inquirer - Publishers Weekly - Kirkus Reviews - Library Journal - Bustle - Mother Jones - Real Simple - Crime Reads - Book Riot - Bookish - Amazon - Barnes and Noble -Hudson Booksellers New York Public Library - Chicago Public LibraryWinner of the Goodreads Choice Awards for Nonfiction - SCIBA Book Award Winner - Longlisted for the Carnegie Medal for ExcellenceFor 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.