I’ll Be Gone in the Dark
I thought I had posted the following on Book Fiends (which I just did) but am going to also post my review of this book here as well as there is a series on HBO based on this book and it is excellent! The book and series both are amazing so if you want to watch another true crime documentary then you need to watch this one as well.
An absolutely stunning novel based on the true story of the “EAR” (East Area Rapist), or as more recently known, the “Golden State Killer”, who committed over fifty sexual assaults and ten murders in California for over a decade and then just seemed to disappear, eluding the police and authorities all those years. How in the world could someone have committed these many heinous acts and gotten away with it for so long? This is the true life story that captured author Michelle McNamara’s attention and led her into doing her own investigation into the killer in hopes of seeing him come to justice. This is a very well written book that gives just enough background information about the author that makes you understand her sense her urgency and need to try and help solve this case. The details and investigative work that the author did is amazing and one cannot help but agree that this had to have pushed the story back into the spotlight. I myself had only heard about this rapist/killer and his crime spree when I read about the author’s passing and was curious as to what had intrigued her so. How sad it was to learn she was actually still her working on her book at the time of her death. While she might not have seen justice while still alive, the irony of things that took place after her death make you realize her work was not in vain.