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The Stranger Beside Me

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Written By: Ann Rule

Narrated By: Lorelei King

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Date: February 2012

Duration: 18 hours 30 minutes

Summary:

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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  • Anonymous

    Very good.

  • N Smiley

    Chilling! Learned details about Bundy's crimes never publicly revealed.

  • Corinne W

    Bundy from a personal experience. Excellent true crime account.

  • michelle n

    Having known Ted Bundy personally before he became the Ted Bundy of serial killer legend, Ann Rule writes a totally compelling and interesting tale. If you're interested in the Bundy story this is the book for you.

  • Jennifer P

    Fantastic book!! Ted Bundy scared me as a child and I remember his execution. To hear the whole story was truly fascinating...a must read for those who love true crime and of course the great Anne Rule.?

  • Joe Murphy

    Very interesting book!! Ann Rule did a beautiful good job in introducing Ted Bundy as she knew him. I would definitely recommend the book to true crime book lovers.

  • Vanessa Lyon

    I loved the book the way it was written just kept me on the edge of my seat all the time and the narrator was absolutely amazing with how she changed her voice to fit the story!

  • Eva Ferrell

    This book was an excellent introduction to Ted Bundy. While I knew who he was And of the Florida victims, I was misinformed on his other crimes. My first true crime novel & boy did it take me down the rabbit's hole. I did appreciate how the tone of the novel changed as Ann's opinion of Ted changed. An excellent read (listen). I would suggest not listening before bed-kept me up some nights.

  • Samantha Lenard

    Best true crime book!!! A must read! Incredible insight into Ted Bundy by someone who knew him personally.

  • Mary Olp

    Great book. Crazy to get that insight into a serial killer. The narrator is great.