The Stranger Beside Me

The Stranger Beside Me

By (author) Ann Rule

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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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  • Paperback | 625 pages
  • 109.22 x 175.26 x 33.02mm | 430.91g
  • 01 Jan 2009
  • Atria Books
  • New York
  • English
  • Updated ed.
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1416559590
  • 9781416559597
  • 3,368

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

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Stranger beside me.

This one amazing book. YOU MUST read this book. For Ann to go through this case following a Killer, only to find out..the killer is someone she has worked with, someone who has been in her home......her friend TED BUNDY!show more
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