i'll be gone in the dark review

True Crime isn’t a new fad, but in the last several years, thanks to buzzworthy podcasts and binge-worthy series (usually on Netflix), there’s been a considerable boom in the genre. More often than not, these entries fit into a formula – a cookie-cutter set-up and follow-through that, while often engrossing and even captivating, rarely treads new ground. Which is part of what makes I’ll Be Gone in the Dark, the new HBO docuseries adapted from the book by the late Michelle McNamara, stand out. This isn’t just another True Crime docuseries. It’s a game-changer.

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The late Michelle McNamara‘s bestselling True Crime book about the Golden State Killer gets the HBO docuseries treatment with I’ll Be Gone In the Dark. In the 1970s and ’80s, a killer prowled California, committing 50 home-invasion rapes and 12 murders and evading capture for years. McNamara, a True Crime blogger and the wife of comedian Patton Oswalt, grew obsessed with cracking the case, and died before completing the book. Not long after her death, 72-year-old former police officer Joseph James DeAngelo was arrested for the crimes.

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I’ll Be Gone in the DarkMichelle McNamara‘s chilling true crime book about the Golden State Killer, is now the subject of an HBO docu-series. Directed by Liz Garbus, the six-part series covers both the crimes of the killer, which took place in California in the 1970s and ’80s, but also McNamara’s obsessive investigation before her sudden death.

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I'll Be Gone in the Dark series

Michelle McNamara‘s superb, terrifying true crime best seller I’ll Be Gone in the Dark: One Woman’s Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer will be adapted into an HBO documentary series. McNamara, who died unexpectedly in 2016, was a true crime writer who spent years obsessively tracking the unidentified Golden State Killer. Her book on the subject was published posthumously this year. More on the I’ll Be Gone in the Dark series below.

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