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I'll Be Gone in the Dark by Michelle McNamara
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Published posthumously, I'll Be Gone in the Dark is Michelle McNamara's nonfiction account of her journey to unmask The Golden State Killer—a serial killer who wreaked havoc in California in the 1970s and '80s. This book is meticulously researched, as McNamara spent years putting together the pieces of this tragic, true-crime puzzle that ultimately eluded her grasp. The silver lining? Her book created renewed interest in the case that may have helped lead to an arrest.

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I'll Be Gone in the Dark by Michelle McNamara
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The Path Between Us by Suzanne Stabile
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