The Stranger Beside Me by Ann Rule [FIRST PAPERBACK PRINTING] 1981 • Signet True Crime

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The Stranger Beside Me: The Shocking True Story of Serial Killer Ted Bundy by Ann Rule


1st paperback printing.  Includes insert at center.

Clean, tight and square copy with some creasing along spine.  Otherwise very nice.  Original rack sticker on cover and an initialed front endpaper.  Reads good as new. 


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.
Ted Bundy 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.