The Stranger Beside Me: Ted Bundy The Shocking Inside Story
Ann Rule was a writer working on the biggest story of her life, tracking down a brutal mass-murderer. Little did she know that Ted Bundy, her close friend, was the savage slayer she was hunting.The most fascinating killer in modern American history...Ann Rule has an extraordinary angle that makes... show more
Ann Rule was a writer working on the biggest story of her life, tracking down a brutal mass-murderer. Little did she know that Ted Bundy, her close friend, was the savage slayer she was hunting.The most fascinating killer in modern American history...Ann Rule has an extraordinary angle that makes The Stranger Beside Me as dramatic and chilling as a bedroom window shattering at midnight. (The New York Times)Overwhelming. (The Houston Post)A shattering story...carefully investigated, written with compassion but also with professional objectivity. (Seattle Times)
Publish date: June 1st 2001
Pages no: 560
Edition language: English
This was an abridged audiobook--which I did not actually even realize until I got to the end credits, and "abridged by" came up. Had I realized this was abridged, I would not have downloaded it from my library's e-collection. This was... Okay. I don't feel as though I gained much insight into s...
Oh boy, by the time I trudged through this I was no longer fascinated by Ted Bundy, I just hated him, and I hated reading about Ann Rule's feelings.I really liked the part where he thought he was smart enough to represent himself and then got the death penalty though.
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 ...