Non-fiction · True Crime

I’ll Be Gone in the Dark


Title: I’ll Be Gone in the Dark

Author: Michelle McNamara

Page Count: 352

Series: N/A

Publishing Date/Publisher: 1 Mar. 2018,Faber & Faber

Format: Print, hardcover

Review: This is a masterfully written book, and you can tell that a lot of hard work went into it, both by Michelle McNamara and by her two researchers who picked up the task after her untimely death.

Even though I grew up in the relative area of the crimes, I had never heard of the Golden State Killer prior to this year. Once the news came out about the arrest, I became interested in how someone that prolific could evade the police for so long. Thankfully, I was not alone in that; McNamara was obsessed with the case and trying to find out who the killer was. Amateur detective and novice writer, she wove an amazing tale not only of the crimes but of her own search for answers.

The book is compiled of articles she’s written previously and chapters she had mostly written before her death. Her researchers dutifully took up the task of finishing off the book, making footnotes where needed and marking where her work left off. It is a brilliant way to preserve her memory and I highly recommend reading it.

Reader: Kymberly



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