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The Stranger Beside Me - Ann Rule

The Stranger Beside Me

By: Ann Rule

Paperback

Published: 30th December 2008
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THE DEFINITIVE WORK OF AMERICAN TRUE CRIME FROM "AMERICA'S BEST TRUE-CRIME WRITER" (Kirkus Reviews)

Utterly unique in its astonishing intimacy, as jarringly frightening as when it first appeared, Ann Rule's The Stranger Beside Me defies our expectation that we would surely know if a monster lived among us, worked alongside of us, appeared as one of us. With a slow chill that intensifies with each heart-pounding page, Rule describes her dawning awareness that Ted Bundy, her sensitive coworker on a crisis hotline, was one of the most prolific serial killers in America. He would confess to killing at least thirty-six young women from coast to coast, and was eventually executed for three of those cases. Drawing from their correspondence that endured until shortly before Bundy's death, and striking a seamless balance between her deeply personal perspective and her role as a crime reporter on the hunt for a savage serial killer -- the brilliant and charismatic Bundy, the man she thought she knew -- Rule changed the course of true-crime literature with this unforgettable chronicle.

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5.0

Fantastic!

By Miss Amanda

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Pros

  • Deserves Multiple Readings
  • Informative
  • Well Written

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    • Older Readers

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    This was a great read! I thoroughly enjoyed it!

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    "As dramatic and chilling as a bedroom window shattering at midnight." -- "The New York Times"

    ISBN: 9781416559597
    ISBN-10: 1416559590
    Audience: General
    Format: Paperback
    Language: English
    Number Of Pages: 625
    Published: 30th December 2008
    Publisher: Atria Books
    Dimensions (cm): 17.1 x 10.7  x 3.7
    Weight (kg): 0.34