I'll Be Gone In The Dark: One Woman's Obsessive Search For The Golden State Killer

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#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.


  • 001 I'll Be Gone In The Dark

    Duration: 55s
  • 002 Introduction

    Duration: 07min
  • 003 Prologue

    Duration: 12min
  • 004 Part 1 - Irvine, 1981

    Duration: 20min
  • 005 Dana Point, 1980

    Duration: 11min
  • 006 Hollywood, 2009

    Duration: 05min
  • 007 Oak Park

    Duration: 38min
  • 008 Sacramento, 1976-1977

    Duration: 01h05min
  • 009 Visalia

    Duration: 25min
  • 010 Orange County, 1996

    Duration: 16min
  • 011 Irvine, 1986

    Duration: 17min
  • 012 Ventura, 1980

    Duration: 11min
  • 013 Goleta, 1979

    Duration: 11min
  • 014 Goleta, 1981

    Duration: 31min
  • 015 Orange County, 2001

    Duration: 13min
  • 016 Contra Costa, 1997

    Duration: 19min
  • 017 Part Two - Sacramento, 2012

    Duration: 15min
  • 018 East Sacramento, 2012

    Duration: 17min
  • 019 The Cuff-Links Coda

    Duration: 06min
  • 020 Los Angeles, 2012

    Duration: 09min
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