The Stranger Beside Me by Ann Rule


The Stranger Beside Me by Ann Rule

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.

Customer Reviews

THE Ted Bundy Book.

The terrible nightmare that was Ted Bundy has never been so expertly accounted for as he has been in The Stranger Beside Me.

Fascinating & Disturbing

Very well written. I had a hard time putting it down and I couldn't get it out of my head. I would recommend this book to anyone who is interested in the abnormal psychology of a serial killer.

One of the best

The reviews were spot on. I couldn't put this book down and I spent several very late nights reading on and on. Highly recommend.

The Stranger Beside Me by Ann Rule
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac, Android, Win, *Nix, and more.
  • Category: True Crime
  • Published: Nov 23, 2012
  • Publisher: Planet Ann Rule, LLC
  • Seller: Planet Ann Rule, LLC
  • Print Length: 819 Pages
  • Language: English

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