Book ´ I'll Be Gone in the Dark One Woman's Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer Î 368 pages

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Book ´ I'll Be Gone in the Dark One Woman's Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer Î 368 pages ☆ [PDF / Epub] ✅ I'll Be Gone in the Dark One Woman's Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer Author Michelle McNamara – THE B?the gifted journalist who died tragically while investigating the case which was solved in April 2018Introduction by Gillian Flynn • Afterword by Patton Oswalt“A brilliant genre buster Propulsive can’t stop now reading”   Stephen KingFor 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 areaThree decades later Michelle McNamara a true crime journalist who created the popular website TrueCrimeDiarycom was determined to find the violent psyc 35 An interesting topic an impressive woman and research but not my jamI would recommend the audiobook as I don't think I would have enjoyed it as much if I had read it myself

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THE BASIS FOR THE MAJOR 6 PART HBO® DOCUMENTARY SERIES#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERA BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR Washington Post  | Maureen Corrigan NPR | Paste | Seattle Times | Entertainment Weekly | Esuire | Slate | Buzzfeed | Jezebel | Philadelphia Inuirer | Publishers Weekly | Kirkus Reviews | Library Journal | Bustle Winner of the Goodreads Choice Awards for Nonfiction | Anthony Award Winner | SCIBA Book Award Winner | Finalist for the Edgar Award for Best Fact Crime | Longlisted for the Carnegie Medal for ExcellenceThe haunting true story of the elusive serial rapist turned murderer who terrorized California during the 70s and 80s and of? Update 4262018 When this book was published it was an unsolved mystery It got a happy ending yesterdayI'd heard about Michelle McNamara before I even knew her name or that she was a true crime writer She was married to comedianactor Patton Oswalt who I’m a big fan of and several of his bits over the years have involved his wife Per Patton’s descriptions in his routines she was a brilliant woman far smarter than him who was always operating at a whole other level Now I know what he was talking about after reading this book It’s about a pure monster that should be one of the best known unsolved crime cases in American history but many people have probably never heard of the Golden State Killer It began in 1976 with a serial rapist terrorizing the suburbs of Sacramento His MO was to break into homes in the middle of the night and surprise sleeping victims who he’d threaten with knives or guns He often targeted couples or families and would rape a woman while her husband or boyfriend was tied up helpless in the next room He’s also believed to have shot and killed a couple who had the misfortune to encounter him while out walking their dogHis attacks spread to communities outside of San Francisco but seemed to stop in mid 1979 Unfortunately GSK had just moved south to the LA area where he started up again but his first known attempt was thwarted when the couple fought back and he narrowly escaped capture Instead of scaring him off this triggered an escalation after which GSK would kill those he attacked until stopping in 1986 ten years after he beganThe full extent of the damage he’d done wasn’t known until DNA typing of cold cases was done in 2001 This confirmed what several detectives in various jurisdictions had suspected for years The man called the East Area Rapist EAR during his crime spree in northern California was the same man who’d become known as the Original Night Stalker ONS in the southern part of the state The statistics of his victims alone are staggering with over 50 women sexually assaulted and 12 murders He may have also been responsible for a series of break ins in Visalia a few years earlier and if so there’s another murder to hang on him there for shooting a man who stopped an intruder from abducting his daughter in the middle of the night from their homeIt was Michelle McNamara who branded him the Golden State Killer after she began writing about the case on her blog and in magazine articles She had became interested in true crime as a teenager after an unsolved murder of a young girl happened near her home A big part of this story is about how this case came to obsess her and she does not make an attempt to gloss over how much it took over her life She has one story of asking her husband to leave a movie premiere party because of a new lead she was given that she couldn’t wait to get back to her laptop to start working on it There’s another heartbreaking moment when she describes an anniversary dinner with Patton where she realized that not only had he given her gifts two years in a row based on her on going work on GSK but that she had been so consumed that she’d forgotten to get him anything at all Unfortunately Michelle died unexpectedly in 2016 while in the middle of writing this book Two of her fellow researchers finished it at Patton’s urging and I’m very glad that happened because it would have been a shame if the work she did on this hadn’t been revealed so fully She was an incredibly gifted writer who can provide detail about GSK’s crime in such a way that we feel the full weight of what he did and how incredibly scary this story is It’s there as she details the evidence the police found that showed that GSK was a relentless night prowler who crept over fences through backyards across rooftops and peeped windows from the shadows It’s in the way she tells us the stories from the victims who were very often sound asleep in their beds and were awoken by a man wearing a ski mask shining a light in their eyes showing them a knife and telling them that he’d kill them if they didn’t do exactly what he said While it never feels exploitive she conveys all the ways that the surviving victim’s lives were changed by the attacks on them When she describes a detective’s years of chasing dead ends you can feel the frustration and when she tells the story of a new lead you also start tapping into the hope that this might be the one to break the caseIn addition to being a great writer Michelle was a relentless researcher I sometimes have issues with books or documentaries about true crime cases because I think it too often it shows confirmation bias or prefers wild conspiracy theories to likely mundane facts and scenarios She avoids those by imposing clear and logical standards to this which depended on fact checking and interviews rather than indulging in hunches or pet theories It’s very clear from what she wrote here that Michelle believed that this case could be solved with technology The cops have the DNA of the Golden State Killer to use as the ultimate determination of guilt or innocence Geo Mapping his crime scenes should give an approximate location of where he lived Scanning old case files and using key word recognition and data sorting can bring previously hidden connections to life DNA databases are growing all the time and all it takes is one hit from a relative to narrow it down to the family Michelle was convinced that GSK’s identity was in the existing evidence somewhere and it’s just a matter of sifting through all the clues to find itBecause of her death there several parts that rely on her early drafts notes old magazine articles and even a tape she made of the conversation between her and a police detective while showing her some of the GSK’s crime scenes That gives the book a bit of a disjointed feeling and makes you wish even that she’d been able to finish it herself but considering the circumstances it’s unavoidable and doesn’t prevent the full story from being toldThis will be going on my Best of True Crime shelf right next to In Cold Blood And if they do ever catch the Golden State Killer I’ll bet it’s going to be due in no small part to the work of Michelle McNamara This is exactly how the police eventually tracked him down

Ebook I'll Be Gone in the Dark One Woman's Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer

I'll Be Gone in the Dark One Woman's Obsessive Search for the Golden State KillerHopath 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 Kille Find all of my reviews at had a feeling I would be the dissenting opinion on this one right from the start when the author performed a Google search for some stolen cufflinks based off of a sketch not an actual picture and swore she found the exact items for a bargain price of 8 even and that she would be able to identify the original owneridentify the perp due to the fact that “names starting with the letter N” weren’t very prevalent on the Top 100 Baby Names list at the time and also thought it was perfectly reasonable to Ziploc baggie the things and present them to the police because DNA evidence would still be present 30 years later??? Zoinks I stopped watching Nancy Grace once my firstborn started sleeping through the night and I wasn’t held prisoner by the lack of viewing options at 200 am thank you very muchI feel I need to disclose that I received an Advanced Reader’s Copy of Patton Oswalt’s book that I still have not read because he broke what is left of my dried out rotten apple of a heart when his wife died unexpectedly and he shared how shattered he was and I can’t bear to even think about picking the damn thing up to this day That being said I understand why getting I’ll Be Gone In The Dark to print was so important to him But it’s MY belief that reviews should be honest and honestly??? I don’t get the hype I don’t think McNamara’s writing is particularly brilliant unless you are interested in what type of clothing and music were popular at the time of a crime rather than details of the cases not to mention the fact that she only wrote half of it before she died making it EXTREMELY choppy; the timeline itself is 100% disjointed and hops from past to future to past again without rhyme or reason; despite the “EAR” or “ONS” or “EARONS” being responsible for 50 crimes hardly any are covered in this book; and last but certainly not least McNamara doesn’t seem to have had too much insight into the case at all but rather an obsessionborderline addiction where conjecture rules and fellow couch commandos are considered experts if you’ve ever been on a site like Websleuths or the like you’ll know the exact opposite is true Bottom line is I don’t think this would have ever been published were it not for her husband being famous and making it happen as part of his grieving process Good news for everyone involved is that the Golden State Killer wound up being caught which gave I’ll Be Gone In The Dark new life and a sort of cult following and very few people who want to go on record as “poo poo ing” it due to McNamara’s untimely death Obviously I drank the Kool Aid because I read the thing too I’m just also willing to shit on everyone else’s sundae