“I’ll Be Gone in the Dark: One Woman’s Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer” By Michelle McNamara Book Review

A masterful true crime account of the Golden State Killer—the elusive serial rapist turned murderer who terrorized California for over a decade—from Michelle McNamara, the gifted journalist who died tragically while investigating the case. “You’ll be silent forever, and I’ll be gone in the dark.”

Since this book was released back in 2018 I wanted to read this book so badly that I can’t even explain it, and finally this year I read it.

To be honest I had low expectations for this book, but oh boy I was wrong with setting these small expectations. This book was not full pot book but it was close to it.

If you are interested in true crime and cold cases you should definitely read this book if you haven’t so far. 

I need to say that so far this book is my favourite true crime book I’ve read. 

This book was super interesting and I couldn’t stop reading this book at times. Which doesn’t happen a lot in true crime books, because most of the true crime books happens to be boring because of the amount of details they provide and zero room for personal thinking.

This book not only covers the details about the case but also it covers all the people which have helped Michelle McNamara coming closer and closer to solving this case. It also involves the journey which lead Michelle McNamara becoming obsessed with cold cases.

This book gives you a lots of details about the Golden State Killer and all of his rapes and kills. But these details which this book provides you aren’t overwhelming which happens in a lots of true crime books now on days.

Michelle McNamara was an incredible true crime writer and investigator which both hers blog (which you can find here) and this book.

This book also provides you with a lots of details about the police investigations and all the wrong things the police have done during the investigations. But this one also shows that the Golden State Killer was much more smarter than a lots of people thought he was. 

I personally also have a huge obsession with true crime or to be more specific with cold cases so when I’ve heard that this book was coming out I just knew that I’ve got to read it. 

After reading this book I’ve understood why this book won Goodreads Choice for best nonfiction book in 2018. The reason behind why this book won this is because this book is amazing and fucking good.

This book is one of the few books where you wish it could have been longer, which doesn’t happen a lot. 

I give this book 4 / 5

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