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I'll Be Gone in the Dark One Woman's Obsessive Search for the Golden State KillerTHE BASIS FOR THE MAJOR PART Gone in Epub #218 HBO® DOCUMENTARY SERIES 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 I'll Be PDF terrorized California during the s and s and of the gifted That summer I hunted the serial killer at night from my daughter’s playroom For the most part I mimicked the bedtime routine of a normal person Teeth brushed Pajamas on But after my husband and daughter fell asleep I’d retreat to my makeshift workspace and boot up my laptop that fifteen inch wide hatch of endless possibilitiesI rarely moved but I leaped decades with a few keystrokes Yearbooks Marriage certificates Mug shots I scoured thousands of pages of 1970s era police files I pored over autopsy reports That I should do this surrounded by a half dozen stuffed animals and a set of miniature pink bongos didn’t strike me as unusual I’d found my searching place as private as a rat’s maze Every obsession needs a room of its own Mine was strewn with coloring paper on which I’d scribbled down California penal codes in crayon from the prologue I’ll Be Gone in the Dark is not just a tale of a decade long crime spree of a maddeningly elusive peeper burglar rapist and murderer It is not only a tale of obsession as the author and others with her particular inclination bury themselves in the forensic statistical genetic and geographical trail left by this relentless offender It is a story as well of how some dedicated active and retired police and private citizens worked hand in hand to try to track down a homicidal monster It is also a story of the impact that monster had on the communities he terrorized and on how advances in technology over several decades shortened the distance between suspicion and apprehensionMichelle McNamara hard at work image from The Times provided to them by Patton OswaltMcNamara had always wanted to be a writer but she gained some focus on what to write as a teen Her fascination with the grisly began when she was just 14 when a young woman named Kathleen Lombardo whom McNamara knew from church was murdered while jogging a block and a half away from McNamara’s home in Oak Park Illinois The man who slit Lombardo’s throat was never found McNamara would be forever haunted by what she’d later describe as “the specter of that uestion mark where the killer’s face should be” From Vulture articleShe takes us along with her introducing readers to three general groups of people the victims the professional investigators and her small band of amateur sleuths These are not deep profiles but we are given enough about each to understand their roles in the ongoing drama and their motivation Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Office sketches of a masked man who had fled a crime scene in 1979 and an artist’s impression of the killer – image from The TimesThe first crimes took place in the 1970s the last known GSK crime was committed in 1986 He began with simple burglaries dozens of them enough to earn a tabloid name The Ransacker then moved on to rape One of his victims was thirteen The tabloids called him the East Area Rapist EAR and the Original Night Stalker ONS often merging the two to EAR ONS He was nearly caught after one couple resisted so to ensure not only compliance but that there would be no witnesses he moved on to homicide His home invasions were well planned professionally executed and particularly cruel It was not enough to rape women He made many of the women tie up their husbands or boyfriends and forced them to watch him commit the rape He had a signature techniue for monitoring whether the male victims moved Movement they were told would get their partner killed And sometimes he killed them anyway both of them During her research McNamara coined the GSK tag for him the Golden State KillerAttacks attributed to the GSK – image from the Sacramento County DA’s office by way of the NY TimesMcNamara takes us through not just the clues that accumulated over the years but methodologies for looking into them There is some very surprising information here on what happens to old police files We follow along as new methods are added to tried and true shoe leather investigation There were two major technological breakthroughs over the four decades of the investigation DNA fingerprinting was the first And even once it was put into widespread use there were still problems with local police departments coordinating with other PDs She walks us through how that changed The other major item is what you are using right now the internet All the information in the world is useless without the ability to connect a fact here to a crime there The internet McNamara predicted was what would eventually allow for the apprehension of the GSK It is uite cheering when McNamara begins to connect with other cold crime obsessives across the country and they begin sharing theories and sometimes actual evidence It was an incredibly long investigation and such projects come with some built in risk falling for a suspect is a lot like the first surge of blind love in a relationship Focus narrows to a single face The world and its practical sounds are a wan soundtrack to the powerful silent biopic you’re editing in your mind at all times No amount of information on the object of your obsession is enough You crave Always You note his taste in shoes and even drive by his house courtesy of Google Maps You engage in wild confirmation bias You project A middle aged white man smiling and cutting a cake decorated with candles in a picture posted on Facebook isn’t celebrating his birthday but holding a knife As with the infamous Kitty Genovese incident in 1964 how people react not just to crime but to neighborhood security in general comes in for some scrutiny here That’s what we all do All of us We make well intentioned promises of protection we can’t always keepI’ll look out for youBut then you hear a scream and you decide it’s some teenagers playing around A young man jumping a fence is taking a shortcut The gunshot at three am is a firecracker or a car backfiring You sit up in bed for a startled moment Awaiting you is the cold hard floor and a conversation that may lead nowhere you collapse onto your warm pillow and turn back to sleepSirens wake you later People did react in some ways Sacramento saw a spate of residents trimming trees and uprooting bushes to deny cover to the GSK installing floodlighting reinforcing doors sleeping with hammers under pillows and buying thousands of guns Victim support groups formed some of t

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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 Be Gone in the Dark PDFEPUB or 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 Be Gone in the Dark PDFEPUB or 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 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