Really enjoyed this book The late Michelle McNamara was a great writer She lays down prose with a flair for vivid description You can t help but be sucked into the almost tangible world she conjures, and follow along on her obsessive quest to identify the One The Golden State Killer.Unfortunately, Michelle died before the book was completed but what s left is still a riveting read Well worth the time investment. WINNER OF THE GOOD READS BEST NONFICTION BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERSHORTLISTED FOR THE GORDON BURN PRIZE The Masterful True Crime Account Of The Golden State Killer The Serial Rapist Turned Murderer Who Terrorised California For Over A Decade From The Late Michelle McNamara I Ll Be Gone In The Dark Offers A Unique Snapshot Of Suburban West Coast America In The S, And A Chilling Account Of The Wreckage Left Behind By A Criminal Mastermind It Is Also A Portrait Of One Woman S Obsession And Her Unflagging Pursuit Of The Truth, Three Decades Later, In Spite Of The Personal CostUpdated With Material Which Takes In The Extraordinary Events That Followed Its Initial Publication, Michelle McNamara S First And Last Book Is A Contemporary Classic Humane, Haunting And Heroic This is an extremely well written true crime novel Michelle MacNamara s obsessive dedication to the hunt for the Golden State Killer is both admirable and a little intimidating It is than just a recitation of the facts of the case, as Michelle inserts herself into the narrative so that it almost becomes part memoir It is clear how this this unsolved case, amongst others, permeated into every aspect of her life.The book is terrifying, as the Golden State Killer s crimes are some of the worst I have ever heard of, but it can also be quite sad and poignant When Michelle discusses the victims and survivors, you can tell that she really cares about them and would give anything for them to get the justice they deserve Then, when Michelle s writing ends abruptly due to her untimley death, I was overwhelmed with disappointment that she didn t live to hear the cell doors slam closed behind Joseph James DeAngelo, as her husband Patton describes in his afterword It really is a pity that she didn t get to see the man that she had chased after for years finally get his comeuppance, although I am sure her work on the case contributed greatly to his identification and capture Not to ignore the fantastic Paul Holes and the other investigators who worked on the case.The epilogue entitled Letter to an Old Man is wonderful, and leaves quite the impression, especially since I was readng this after Jospeh James Deangelo had been caught.A riveting, if dark, read. Possibly the best book of it s genre I finished this the day that word came out they had arrested a suspect 25 4 18 The last page of the book was striking, given the circumstance This entire book will echo in my head for a long time to come I have no doubt I ll read it again. UPDATE CASE SOLVED maybe.I read in todays press UK the 26 April 2018 and on the American websites that a man has just been arrested and charged with four of the murders He was an ex police officer I only finished reading this very worthwhile book a few weeks ago Michelle McNamara deserves a lot of credit for keeping the case alive and communicating with the different law agencies I hope this fact does not get forgotten and her family should be very proud of her In her book she writes a letter to a future time when the GSK would get caught and face justice At the end of this man s trial this letter would make a fitting collective victims statement and should be read aloud to him in open court Well done Michelle McNamara and well done to all officers and scientists and technicians who have managed to corner their prey.A very well researched book Reads a like a novel than a simple recount of criminal activity The author did a good job and it is a great shameshe passed away before seeing the book in print or even better seeing the EAR ONS read the book brought to justice It is not a spoiler to report that he she is still at large If this person ever gets arrested and charged Michelle McNamara should be recognised as the person who kept the heat on this evil low life. Chronicling her research into the Golden State Killer, I ll Be Gone in the Dark was completed by her research assistant based on over 3,500 files she had accumulated on this case Part autobiography, part investigation McNamara tells us about her first foray into murder, and her later obsession with the East Area Rapist EAR Original Night Stalker ONS Self confession throughout the book describes the lengths at which Michelle went to, to catch the killer.Michelle s relationships and conversations with the investigators of these crimes demonstrates her professionalism in the field Even though the book had to be completed from notes and research left behind by Michelle, the book tells the most coherent story of the Golden State Killer you ll ever read By the end you re hoping this guy eventually gets caught, for victims sake as well as for all of those who have worked on this case.