I'll Be Gone in the Dark

I’ll Be Gone in the Dark by Michelle McNamara is the fascinating story of the author’s obsessive search for the identity of a notorious serial killer in CA. The murders stopped in the early 1980’s so the case was cold, but she dug deep into the files for years.  Her detective work feels especially creepy since in a startling coincidence the killer was caught just weeks after this book’s publication. The author died before finishing the book; it is apparent she invested all her mental and physical energies into trying to unmask the man who terrorized central CA for decades.