I'll Be Gone in the Dark by Michelle McNamara audiobook

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

By  Michelle McNamara
Introduction written and read by Gillian Flynn
Afterword written and read by Patton Oswalt
Read by Gabra Zackman

HarperAudio, HarperCollins 9780062319784


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Runtime: 10.12 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/True Crime
Audience: Adult
Language: English



A New York Times bestseller

O Magazine Pick of Best True Crime Books

A #1 New York Times audio bestseller

Finalist for the 2019 Edgar Allan Poe Award for Best Fact Crime Book

A 2019 Audie Award Finalist for Audiobook of the year

A BookRiot Pick of Best True Crime Audiobooks

A Library Journal Best Audiobook of 2018

A Booklist Editors’ Choice of 2018's Top Audiobooks

A #1 Audible.com bestseller

A Newsweek Pick of Best Nonfiction for Summer Reading

A Kirkus Reviews Pick of 13 Thrillers to Keep You Up at Night

An Amazon Best Book of the Month

Soon to be an HBO® Documentary Series

An Audiofile Best Audio Book of 2018

An Audible Best Audio Book of 2018

#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.

Introduction by Gillian Flynn • Afterword by Patton Oswalt

“A brilliant genre-buster.... Propulsive, can’t-stop-now reading.”   —Stephen King

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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“It’s a journey into two minds, one sick and disordered, the other intelligent and determined. I loved this book.” Stephen King, #1 New York Times bestselling author
“A beautiful work of reporting…I was hooked from the beginning.” Gillian Flynn, #1 New York Times bestselling author
“This is true-crime reporting at its best.” Michael Connelly, New York Times bestselling author
“Utterly gripping.” People
“A posthumous treasure that feels thrillingly alive. Grade A-.” Entertainment Weekly
“Michelle McNamara was an obsessive. She was also a damn good writer. That combustive mix has produced I’ll Be Gone in the Dark, a dark page-turner.” USA Today
“Zackman delivers a stellar performance. Her steady and calm narration helps to ramp up the suspense and passion.” Library Journal (starred audio review)
“Zackman perfectly balances the author’s passion with the terrifying nature of the crimes in this true-crime chiller. Her reading is so convincing that it feels as if the author herself is recounting her investigation.” Booklist (starred audio review)
“In this explosive book, McNamara combines her prodigious research with her impressive storytelling skills and ability to seamlessly weave the narratives of all those lives into one terrifying story…A detective story with an unlikely narrator, a study in changing forensic techniques, a multidecade saga that never loses urgency, and a potent analysis of human behavior in victims, witnesses, investigators, and onlookers.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review)



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Author Bio: Michelle McNamara

Author Bio: Michelle McNamara

Michelle McNamara (1970–2016) was the author of the website Truecrimediary.com. She earned an MFA in fiction writing from the University of Minnesota, worked as a consultant for Dateline NBC, and had sold television pilots to ABC and Fox and a screenplay to Paramount.

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Available Formats : Retail CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/True Crime
Runtime: 10.12
Audience: Adult
Language: English