The Stranger Beside Me: Ted Bundy: The Classic Story of Seduction and Murder
"As dramatic and chilling as a bedroom window shattering at midnight."—New York TimesTed Bundy was handsome, charming, a brilliant law student, and on the verge of a dazzling career. On January 24, 1989, he was executed for the murders of three young women, having confessed to taking the lives of... show more
"As dramatic and chilling as a bedroom window shattering at midnight."—New York TimesTed Bundy was handsome, charming, a brilliant law student, and on the verge of a dazzling career. On January 24, 1989, he was executed for the murders of three young women, having confessed to taking the lives of at least thirty-five more. This is the story of one of the most fascinating killers in American history—of his magnetic power, his bleak compulsion, his double life, his string of helpless victims. It is also the story of Ann Rule, a writer working on the biggest story of her life, tracking down a brutal mass murderer. Little did she realize that the "Ted" the police were seeking was the same Ted who worked with her at a Seattle crisis clinic, a man who had become her close friend and confidant. As she began to put the evidence together, a terrifying picture emerged of the man she thought she knew. Twenty years after it was first published, The Stranger Beside Me remains a gripping, explosive true-crime classic.
Publish date: September 28th 2000
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Pages no: 350
Edition language: English
, True Crime
A friend of mine raved about this book. While I am not as awestruck as she is (when I told her I was reading it I swear she got moist in the eyes). I did enloy this book but at times I found myself annoyed by the writing style. This book simply put is a mediocre author with great knowledge and insid...
Ever since I learned that there was such a thing as a true crime novel I have been interested in them. I have a strange relationship with true crime books and books about serial killers. I make myself read them and, because they scare the shit out of me, I don't read too many. They scare me more tha...
Ann Rule is the James Patterson of True Crime writers. In other words, prolific, ubiquitous, practically rules her genre--but essentially an empty writer of boiler plate. But this book, such as it is, is definitely a fascinating read for two reasons: one, Ted Bundy is among that rara avis, a serial ...
In the running for my favorite, favorite books. I still can't get over that Ann Rule was friends with Ted Bundy while she was writing the book about him, not knowing it was about him, etc. This book messed me up for weeks. If you think that people are basically good, you need to read this book. Time...
Fascinating book. What a crazy perspective this author had of Ted Bundy.