Book Mail – The Stranger Beside Me by Ann Rule

A rerelease of a true crime classic!

Thanks to Gallery Books for the free copy in exchange for my honest review.

THE STRANGER BESIDE ME – Ann Rule

I have read this one before and it’s been years. I’ll have to try and formulate a review so I can share it again! I read it way before I ever considered writing reviews or sharing my thoughts on books. This is for sure a 5 star read for me and helped fuel my true crime interests to where I then picked up HELTER SKELTER.

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Here’s the synopsis:

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Ann Rule, “America’s best true-crime writer” (Kirkus Reviews), her unforgettable classic account of the horrifying murders in the Pacific Northwest and her shock when she discovered her friend—Ted Bundy—was not only a suspect but also one of the most prolific serial killers in American history.

Meeting in 1971 at a Seattle crisis clinic, Ann Rule and Ted Bundy developed a friendship and correspondence that would span the rest of his life. Rule had no idea that when they went their separate ways, their paths would cross again under shocking circumstances.

The Stranger Beside Me is Rule’s compelling firsthand account of not just her relationship with Bundy, but also his life—from his complicated childhood to the media circus of his trials. Astonishing in its intimacy and with Rule’s clear-eyed prose, you can’t help but share in her growing horror at discovering that her friend was one of the most notorious American serial killers.

An unforgettable and haunting work of research, journalism, and personal memories, The Stranger Beside Me is “as dramatic and chilling as a bedroom window shattering at midnight” (The New York Times).

 

What other Ann Rule books do you recommend I pick up next?

–Jess

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