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Includes the name: Michelle McNamara

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Obras por Michelle McNamara

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Conhecimento Comum

Nome canónico
McNamara, Michelle
Nome legal
McNamara, Michelle Eileen
Data de nascimento
1970-04-14
Data de falecimento
2016-04-21
Localização do túmulo
Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Hollywood Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA
Sexo
female
Nacionalidade
USA
Local de nascimento
Oak Park, Illinois, USA
Local de falecimento
Los Angeles, California, USA
Causa da morte
accidental drug overdose and heart disease
Locais de residência
Los Angeles, California, USA
Educação
University of Notre Dame (BA|1992)
University of Minnesota (MFA|Creative writing)
Ocupações
author
Relações
Oswalt, Patton (husband)

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Michelle Eileen McNamara (April 14, 1970 – April 21, 2016) was an American true crime author. She was the author of I'll Be Gone in the Dark: One Woman's Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer, a true crime book based on the Golden State Killer, and helped coin the name "Golden State Killer". The book was released posthumously in February 2018 and later adapted as the HBO documentary series I’ll Be Gone in the Dark, debuting on the cable channel June 28, 2020.

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Absolutely fascinating look at the exhaustive search for the Golden State Killer. It's a little exhausting to read at times, so I can only imagine how it must have been for McNamara. Reading it with the knowledge that he's been caught can be a little frustrating at times - you just want to scream the details at her. It's also very striking how gifted a writer McNamara is, once her colleagues pick up a chapter after her death (sorry guys). Overall, a great read if you can handle the creep factor. And the unbearable unfairness that she died not knowing who he was.… (mais)
 
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gonzocc | 164 outras críticas | Mar 31, 2024 |
This seemed like a thing I wanted to read, but I can't get into it, and that's probably for the better.

[Half-formed thoughts about white people with anxiety disorders and our domination of the True Crime Industrial Complex go here.]
 
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caedocyon | 164 outras críticas | Feb 23, 2024 |
Absolutely fantastic true crime read! You can feel all the hours spent slogging through thousands of leads for that diamond in the rough. McNamara's writing in the first handful of chapters creates a story focused around the suffering of the victims and their families. She takes care to protect privacy of the grieving families but still impart important details to the reader. Quite a delicate balance to hold.

After her passing, the novel was completed and built from interview transcripts and incomplete chapters. I appreciate that they did not attempt to copy her way of writing, instead focusing on breaking down the loads of facts that can take the search for the elusive killer in many different directions. The true capping point of the book was the letter to the Golden State Killer at the end written by McNamara. Her words are powerful and direct.

As a reader after the announcement of the capture of the alleged killer, it was unsettling to read about the methods she used realizing the exact same process is what eventually brought justice to lives of victims and their families. All and all a really good read.
… (mais)
 
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b00kdarling87 | 164 outras críticas | Jan 7, 2024 |

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Gillian Flynn Introduction
Patton Oswalt Afterword
Paul Haynes Contributor
Billy Jensen Contributor
Eduardo Iriarte Translator

Estatísticas

Obras
3
Membros
3,406
Popularidade
#7,480
Avaliação
4.0
Críticas
165
ISBN
38
Línguas
9

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