what i've read // i'll be gone in the dark by michelle mcnamara


my first read of 2019 was i'll be gone in the dark: one woman's obsessive search for the golden state killer by michelle mcnamara. this is a true-crime nonfiction book chronicling michelle's, well, obsessive search to identify the golden state killer 30+ years later. i don't claim to be particularly verse in the genres here, as i don't read a time of true-crime or nonfiction that isn't a memoir, but mcnamara's writing was thorough, engaging and had me on the edge of my seat. often reading like fiction, she brought to life the horrors of what this man did and had me jumping at any creak in the night. the authors' passing, especially before publishing this book and before the capture of the golden state killer, is devastating, but i think her husband and publishing team kept her tenacity, her passionate spirit, and touching empathy alive in this book. ✩✩✩✩.5

“what is the lasting damage when you believe the warm spot you were just sleeping in will be your grave?”

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