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The Stranger Beside Me
The Stranger Beside Me | 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.
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she.hearts.horror
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It feels odd to end the TB journey with this book (versus begin).

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ElizaMarie
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Of course, this is a pic! I loved learning more about Bundy from a woman who knew him personally. Also, it very much reads like her coming to terms with finding out the young man she befriended could be such a horrible man as well. I love the duality of it all.

#PennyAPage 4.98
#CrimeADay #ReadMyRoom #DogsOfLitsy
@Bookworm54 @AkashaVampie @AsYouWish @jb72 @DieAReader @Jessinikkip @AnansiGirl @Read4Life

DieAReader 🎉🎉🎉Great! I can‘t wait to get to it🤗 5mo
Read4life Love the pic! 5mo
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ElizaMarie
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I had started this one a while back then had lost it because of moving… anyway now I found it and I‘m super excited to restart it !

#CrimeADay
@Bookworm54 @AkashaVampie @AsYouWish @jb72 @DieAReader @Jessinikkip @AnansiGirl @Read4Life

5feet.of.fury Oooh! I‘ve got to get to this at some point a standard of true crime writing! 6mo
jb72 I can‘t wait to hear your thoughts. I‘ve been wanting to read it. 6mo
ElizaMarie @5feet.of.fury it‘s so good so far! 6mo
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ElizaMarie @jb72 I highly assume I‘d recommend it :) 6mo
DieAReader This one is on my TBR so I can‘t wait to hear what you think! I tried the hardcover last year but the print was WAY too small so I returned it (library). I‘ll be looking for a different format next time🙂 6mo
ElizaMarie @DieAReader, I am enjoying it so far. It has a lot of information, a lot of which I didn't really know. I mean, I followed /listened to several podcasts and documentaries about this. So it's that... But I love to hear more of the “human side of it“ because she was his friend and really didn't think he was a killer for a long time! 6mo
DieAReader @ElizaMarie The human & psychological aspects are what drew me to this one. Also WOW that she knew him but didn‘t KNOW him. I‘ll be looking forward to it! Keep enjoying it hun! 6mo
ElizaMarie @DieAReader yes!!! You really need to pick it up!!! 6mo
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TheBookbabeblog84
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I am both intrigued and grossed out. It‘s pretty clear that Ann Rule was attracted to Bundy. The way she shades his unassuming girlfriend Liz is weird; particularly taking shots at her looks etc. #truecrime #audiobook #quickreads

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TheSpineView
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#Movie2BookRecs @Klou
Prompt: Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile

Klou Perfect! 9mo
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keepingupwiththepenguins
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At first, I really enjoyed The Stranger Beside Me as a spooky read… but as the end grew closer, and the impact of Bundy‘s crimes became more tangible, it was no longer spooky so much as desperately sad. It‘s a mind-blowing excellent read, but it made me Feel A Lot Of Things (which is a testament, really, to its excellence, and Rule‘s skill as a true crime writer). Full review: https://keepingupwiththepenguins.com/the-stranger-beside-me-ann-rule/

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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ I‘m a pretty enormous chicken shit, but while reading the graphic memoir “Murder Book,” I was finally motivated to pick up this classic. I knew very little about Bundy. FUCK THAT GUY. WTF. I‘m still stunned by the odd circumstances of this story and friendship. Ann Rule is so prolific; I‘m curious to read more of her work. Kinda want to read more about Bundy as well, but why??

PS. This cover is hideously insensitive.

CoverToCoverGirl I recently read this one too. I agree that it was quite remarkable that she had a connection to him. You just never know who people really are. When I was a young girl a serial killer lived on my street. He terrorized our whole province over many months. 10mo
britt_brooke @CoverToCoverGirl OMG. That‘s horrifying!! 10mo
LeahBergen As a longtime reader of Bundy things 😬, this is a pretty fascinating read 10mo
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Cinfhen Wow 😮 @CoverToCoverGirl that‘s terrifying!!! And yes, this book was banana pants bat shit crazy 🍌 👖🦇💩 10mo
Cinfhen Oh and I‘m totally reading that book @LeahBergen 😘 10mo
LeahBergen @Cinfhen I think you‘d like it… well, you know what I mean. 😆 10mo
britt_brooke @LeahBergen Stacking - thank you! 10mo
bookaholic1 Anne Rule was the best True Crime writer of all time, May She Rest In Peace 10mo
britt_brooke @bookaholic1 I‘m definitely looking forward to reading more of her work. I‘d love to hear your favorites! 10mo
CoverToCoverGirl @Cinfhen @britt_brooke it was! His wife and daughter are still in witness protection. He recently came up for parole (WTH!) but was denied. IMO he will always be a danger to the public and parole shouldn‘t ever be on the table for ANY serial killer. 10mo
bookaholic1 @britt_brooke They were all great, my favorite, or I should say the most heartbreaking one to me was SMALL SACRIFICES 10mo
Cinfhen What??? Parole??? Our legal system is EFFED UP @CoverToCoverGirl 10mo
CaramelLunacy Agree with your comment on the cover. Oof 10mo
britt_brooke @CoverToCoverGirl OMG. Thank goodness it was denied. He should rot in prison for the rest of his days. 10mo
britt_brooke @CaramelLunacy Right? So unnecessary and tasteless. 10mo
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britt_brooke
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🎧🧩 Just finished this pretty difficult puzzle only to find I‘m missing a piece. WHY?? 😩

#audiopuzzling

Aims42 Ughhh, that‘s frustrating! For what it‘s worth, I can‘t tell where the missing piece is 🤓 10mo
britt_brooke @Aims42 It‘s actually really hard to find! 😂 10mo
Michael_Gee Was it the work of a cat? One of mine absconded with a puzzle piece I found like a year later. This was after I‘d passed it on to a friend so I mailed her the piece separately. 😆 10mo
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vivastory If it's any consolation I had to look *really* hard to find the missing piece. Do you frame your fave puzzles? This is pretty neat! 10mo
TrishB How annoying! 10mo
TheKidUpstairs It's like Where's Waldo, trying to find where the blank space is. Can't find it! Such a cool puzzle, though 10mo
vlwelser Is it in the top left corner? It really is like Where's Waldo. 10mo
readingjedi In my house some annoying glory seeker will always keep a single piece aside so they can be the one to place the final piece and therefore 'win'. I never behave in such an infantile manner 😉 10mo
LeahBergen In my house, the dog ALWAYS steals one piece and chews it up. 😠 10mo
BookishBelle I hate it when that happens! It‘s usually the cat‘s fault here. Beautiful puzzle! 10mo
britt_brooke @Michael_Gee 😂 It could‘ve been my dog. I wouldn‘t put it past him! 10mo
britt_brooke @vivastory Sometimes I frame them. Fortunately I wasn‘t planning to with this one, but it is pretty! 10mo
britt_brooke @LeahBergen There is a good chance it was Champ … 😂 10mo
britt_brooke @vlwelser It is hard to find! If you look at the awning that say‘s “used,” it‘s a few pieces north of the “u.” 10mo
britt_brooke @BookishBelle It was probably my dog! He hasn‘t messed with my puzzles in a few months, but he can be sneaky! 😂 10mo
vivastory I was just browsing through twitter & look what I came across 😂
https://twitter.com/RohanMaitzen/status/1462507540328103943
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britt_brooke @vivastory Oh, that‘s too funny!! 10mo
WJCintron 😃 I love it, though. I can't find the missing piece!!! 👍 10mo
britt_brooke @WJCintron It was still really fun, just frustrating! 😂 10mo
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Wife
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I haven‘t really read much true crime, but do watch some on TV. I always heard that Ann Rule worked along side Ted Bundy in the early 70‘s, but had no idea that she maintained a friendship with him. Even after she came to the realization that he was guilty of killing 30+ women, she continued to send stamps and small amounts of money to him in prison. She did feel that he should pay for his crimes. 3/5⭐️s

Wife It creeps me the f*ck out how “normal” and charming TB was. Who knows how many TBs there are among us?😱 11mo
Chrissyreadit Yes- this was beyond creepy. I felt the same way when I read about BTK. His family had no clue. 11mo
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Jemgirl2014
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This is so boring. The audio book version is so dry. I just can't. I think I like true crime. I mean I love the Investigation ID Discivery channel and everything. However, this book is not for me. Any suggestions for a good true crime novel? I need one for a reading bingo board I'm working on. Thanks! 😊

Jemgirl2014 @kezzlou85 Thank you! I'll check it out! 🤗 11mo
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Clwojick
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👻🎉 and there‘s another bingo for #ItsBritneyWitch!
20pts for #TeamSlaughter

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DrLReads
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A thoroughly researched work, Rule‘s book is the definitive work in Bundy. Rule‘s personal friendship with Bundy (predating Bundy‘s crimes) makes for a unique piece of true crime writing, too. A difficult, but compelling read.

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Chapter 12. Listening to narration by Lorelei King: (excellent accompaniment).

#currentlyreading #photoedits #nonfiction #nonfictionnerd #audiobook #audionerd #justnow #coffeeandabook #paperbacks #truecrime #AnnRule

CoverToCoverGirl I found it fascinating that she knew him and worked alongside him. 13mo
bibliobliss @CoverToCoverGirl Yes, truth is often stranger than fiction!! 13mo
Cathythoughts This was good !! And creepy .. 13mo
bibliobliss @Cathythoughts Yes!! 👍🏼 13mo
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I just wanted to make sure that @Patchshank and @LibrarianRyan got their packages. I am always a smidge paranoid. #LMPBC #groupm #truecrime #manga

LibrarianRyan Yes. I‘m half way through the book. I thought I tagged you before napery about that. I have it and I use sent stuff out today. 1y
Patchshank Yes I got it. I'm sorry I thought I sent you an email. I guess I didn't. 1y
wisherwishinguponastar @LibrarianRyan @Patchshank Cool! I forgot to email you both the tracking and when I checked the post office said they were there! My bad. 1y
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Lunaa
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Sooo close!! 🤯

luscinia This quote was totally crazy to me. “But no one meant it seriously.” How bonkers. 1y
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luscinia

I don‘t even think Ted knew what he was REALLY LIKE.

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This book is very slow paced. BUT knowing Ann Rule‘s experience as well as the people affected by Bundy, not just the victims, is very important from a criminological and psychological perspective. Leroy just helped me get through the end! #lmpbc #groupm

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When you are done hearing your human talk about serial killers!
#lmpbc #groupm I am just about to finish up with Bundy. Sorry, @Patchshank ! I plan to ship the book out either Monday or Tuesday, but I can expedite it if you need it ASAP!
It was lovely reading with you all! Feel free to stay in touch or suggest more true crime!

Patchshank Take your time 1y
Patchshank I'm in no rush, but I am super excited to see what everyone thought of it. Sorry to comment twice. I accidentally hit send the first time and I wasn't done talking. 1y
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Reagan
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Keeping out of the heat in the basement and sitting with my boy who is about to experience fireworks for the first time. Reading about Ted Bundy is not self care while alone in the house 😂 holy shit, I‘m so nervous!

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booklover3258
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My review of this book can be found on my YouTube Vlog at:

https://youtu.be/i7C9LrPoSDU

Enjoy!

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wisherwishinguponastar
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Guess what arrived today?! @Mynameisacolour #groupm #round11 #lmpbc This has been such a fun round! I feel like we have all picked up some very marketable skills from all this #truecrime.

Patchshank Time for us to start our own crime solving team Scooby Doo style. I hope you enjoy the book! ❤️ 1y
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HeathHof
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Bookish problems. My little reading pal is being quite the distraction, mauling my feet because he isn't allowed to play with the tassel on the book mark😹🙀

@booksellerofyourdiscontent Would you mind if I kept this a bit longer? This month has really gotten away from me! I hope to get through it by the end of next week!

wisherwishinguponastar Not at all! Please don‘t let your toes get eaten! 1y
HeathHof @booksellerofyourdiscontent Ha, ha! I'll try my best but he is feisty and determined! & Thank you, I'll tag you when I send it out! 1y
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HeathHof
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@reynosa8701 I got this in the mail yesterday!
@booksellerofyourdiscontent @rjsthumbelina did this months books make it to you?
#lmpbc

rjsthumbelina Yes, I got it last week! 1y
wisherwishinguponastar Mine has arrived. I haven‘t been home to open it. I have been cat sitting!🐱🐱🐱🐱🐱 1y
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HeathHof @booksellerofyourdiscontent Purrfect! Glad it made it, enjoy the kitties! 1y
HeathHof @Reynosa8701 @Readergrrl Have you ladies sent out this months books yet? I haven't received them👀👀👀 1y
Reynosa8701 @Mynameisacolour I sent out Monday 1y
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Reynosa8701
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Heading your way @Mynameisacolour #lmpbc group M

HeathHof Awesome. I'm excited for this one! 1y
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Cazxxx
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Excited to start this one today!

DarkMina Good book! 1y
bookworm92 I just finished it. All I have to say is WOW! It gives you a wonderful insight on how much of a psychopath/sociopath he was. Wait til the end! 1y
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perfectsinner Great book 1y
Cazxxx @perfectsinner good so far! 1y
Cazxxx @bookworm92 ooh now I‘m really looking forward to the end! 1y
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bookworm92
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Even though I am only a quarter done with this book (548 pages), it really makes you think twice about the people you meet. Just when you think you know somebody a bombshell gets dropped! Love this book so far! It is one of the author's best works!

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Reagan
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Reading mojo returning slowly but surely, a positive thing to happen! Back into this true crime classic which had fallen to the bottom of the stack but it‘s keeping my attention now.

Anyone else so ready for the upcoming long weekend?

CoverToCoverGirl 🙋🏼‍♀️🙋🏼‍♀️🙋🏼‍♀️🙋🏼‍♀️🙋🏼‍♀️🙋🏼‍♀️🙋🏼‍♀️🙋🏼‍♀️🙋🏼‍♀️ 2y
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Lauren_reading
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Ted Bundy book written by a crime/police journalist that actually knew Ted Bundy and hung out with him.

It‘s so creepy and good. I listened on audio and loved it.

Remember that it was written in 1986 originally so some terms are used in this book that we would not use today.

Cathythoughts I really enjoyed this one 2y
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LibraryCin
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Unfortunately, this was another abridged audio. Again, I feel like it was done well, in that I didn‘t notice things that might have been missing. I just wish it had been the entire book! I read this one back in high school, but I didn‘t remember much of it. I actually hadn‘t remembered the author‘s friendship with Bundy at all. What I listened to was very good, but I would still like to reread the entire book.

NatalieR Definitely worth the read if you can get an unabridged version. 2y
Cathythoughts I enjoyed this one 2y
LibraryCin @NatalieR at some point i do plan to get my hands on the book itself. I did read it back in high school, as well, but that was a long time ago! 2y
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Reagan
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Well, I did not go ahead with my Book Outlet order! I restrained myself. This year is the year of really reading the books I own. At least it is today. Going to work on this masterpiece of true crime, which I haven‘t read for years! I wanted to after watching the Zac Efron movie which was so good.

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Connster
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Blasting through this one on Audible while crafting and colouring. 30 chapters in two days! I find Bundy fascinating.

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aperfectmjk
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Ted Bundy was quite the individual. It's true what they say... you never really know a person and what they're capable of. He was definitely a master of manipulation.

#bookspinbingo - Library Loan #18 #JumpStart2021- Famous Author's Debut #readtheusa2021- Colorado, #LitsyAtoZ2021(S) @TheAromaofBooks @Clwojick @Lizpixie @BookishMarginalia

TheAromaofBooks Great progress!! 2y
Clwojick Oooh yes. I need to read this. 😱 2y
Lizpixie One of my favourite true crime books! 2y
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Reagan
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1) I want to finish 5 books that I started in 2020 including the tagged, Precious Cargo, Lilac Girls, American Marriage, and Bad Doctor.

2) I want to do a daily workout, and stretch in the mornings. I also want to take physical activity breaks while I work.

So finish 5 books and workout for half an hour at least 21 days, also get up and move around during working hours.
#BFC21 @wanderinglynn

wanderinglynn Great goals! 🎉 And Team BFC21 will be here to cheer you on. 2y
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I want to make this a “pick”, but it took me over two months to finish, so I don‘t think I can. It‘s pretty simple: this is a long ass book. There are interesting chapters in here, but there are definitely a lot of uninteresting chapters. I don‘t regret reading it, but I wouldn‘t recommend it to anyone who‘s not a die-hard true crime fan. Also, some of Ann‘s views on Bundy‘s execution didn‘t sit well with me at the end.

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Amandakay
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MidnightBookGirl
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On my #bookquilt because Ann Rule and Ted Bundy were my gateway drug to True Crime (although to be 100% honest, it was the tv mini series starring Mark Harmon that sparked my interest in Bundy bc my parents were also murderinos).

Reviewsbylola Your quilt is AMAZING. 2y
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FantasyChick
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I've been trying not to use the same books but there's only so many 😂

These might not be for everyone but these are #3books #IRecommend

@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620

OriginalCyn620 📚😊📚 2y
JamieArc I‘ll be picking up Dracula from the library today! 2y
BiblioLitten The Dracula book cover is so good 🖤 2y
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It's considered a true crime classic for a reason! Very thorough, but never dry. And it was great (but long) on audio! Just don't do what I did at first and accidentally get the abridged version from the library. If it's less than 17 hours, try again 🙃

sharread This sounds scary. Did you guess pick the BTOM for September yet? 😁 2y
Cathythoughts I really enjoyed this one 👏🏻 2y
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⭐️⭐️⭐️ and a half. AN OK BOOK.

Phewww... just cannot put it down. It‘s just that great. A genuine story told from the perspective of a person who once was a former colleague and a close friend of Ted Bundy and who coincidentally or as destiny willed it, eventually became a part of the investigation of the missing girls all leading to Bundy.

#tedbundy
#serialkillers
#crime
#nonfiction

Cathythoughts This one is so good 👍🏻 2y
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swishandflick
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That moment when you spent several hours listening to a new audiobook only to discover it was an abridged version but in no way marked as such 😤

Though honestly it should have dawned on me sooner because I was so confused as to why this had so much praise given how rushed it felt. And frankly Ann's narration is terrible. Welp... at least now I'm on the waitlist for the right one 🙈

wanderinglynn I don‘t understand abridged editions at all. And to not visibly mark a book as such 🤬 2y
Leftcoastzen That makes me mad when that happens. 2y
Hooked_on_books Oh hell no! Unacceptable. Down with abridged versions. 🤬 2y
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LeahBergen Grrrr. 😠 2y
TheAromaofBooks Abridged versions should be CLEARLY marked. I understand there are some people out there who just want to experience the gist of the story and not every word, but not clearly marking it as such makes me SO mad! 2y
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This was exactly what I needed right now and I loved reading it. I‘ve been getting increasingly into true crime since I started listening to My Favourite Murder during lockdown and I couldn‘t tell you why but it‘s a great distraction from anxiety. This was a very humane, thoughtful look at Ted Bundy. It did well at portraying how people found him cool and sexy without falling into the trap of making him appear cool and sexy, which I appreciated.

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My reading bench today has quite a nice view. It‘s a lovely day here and I‘m reading my murder book opposite Parliament about to get lunch with Matt somewhere socially distant. It‘s nice that there can still be nice days sitting on benches in the middle of times like this, even though my anxiety is still bad overall.

HOTPock3tt Gorgeous! ♥️♥️♥️ 2y
veritysalter You‘re back in London! ♥️♥️♥️ 2y
OriginalCyn620 Gorgeous photo! ❤️ 2y
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erzascarletbookgasm How lovely 💗 2y
freeatlast1137 Woah!! That's awesome! 2y
Aims42 That‘s an awesome view!! 2y
BarbaraBB Great view. Enjoy being outside and enjoying your city 🥰 2y
StayCurious Lovely photo! I'm going to count this as reading outside for the #summerfunbucketlist - gives you an entry for the prize! 2y
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Emilymdxn
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I couldn‘t tell you why, but at times I‘m feeling anxious I find it easier to read dark disturbing things than easy light things. I guess dark stuff gives me an outlet for things to feel worried about, while happy stuff makes me feel bad for not being able to be calmer? Weird times in the UK (as always). My bf is out tonight so it‘s just me in the flat with my decaf, my bagel and my murders

ChasingOm That‘s an interesting thought, and it totally makes sense to me! 2y
Emilymdxn @ChasingOm last time I went through a breakup I watched only horror movies and documentaries about plane crashes for a while cause it was like a nice break to be able to be scared of spooky ghosts rather than my own actual shit lol. 2y
MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm I‘d never thought of that, but now that you mention it, I think I do the same thing with movies/reality tv. I‘m not a mood reader, usually I read one book at a time and once I start one, I typically read until it‘s done. So I know I don‘t do the same thing with my books. I binged the Unsolved Mysteries mini series on Netflix the other day because of the same negative/broody mentality. 😅🤷‍♀️ 2y
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Emilymdxn @MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm I‘m exactly the same, I‘m quite lucky that I‘m a v fast reader particularly now im not working regularly (which also causes the anxiety lol) so I find myself reading things that match my mood a lot 2y
Palimpsest I agree. I‘m not really a super spooky horror person, but the uncanny or unnerving movie or book helps me make sense of my own anxieties about things and also somehow makes me feel not so alone and more human if that makes any sense. 2y
SamanthaMarie That is so interesting! I am absolutely the opposite. When my anxiety is running rampant I have to turn to cozy things or familiar things. I can't handle more stress 🤣 but I can for sure hear your reasoning. Also, an aside, bagels and decaf? Is there any better combo?! 😋🙌🏻 2y
MicheleinPhilly I‘ve been leaning on detective series HEAVILY since this all started. They are my comfort reads. 🤷🏻‍♀️ 2y
Jennaree3 There is always some sort of strange fascination with violence. As long as the book has the ability to suck me in and make me lose the time, it‘s a pick. Murders are my go-to also! 2y
tay_killamockingbird Wow your perspective does make sense! I feel a lot of the same, placing my stress or anxiety on something more tangible. 2y
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JackOBotts
Pickpick

The odds of finding oneself in Rule's position are slim to none: writing the true crime narrative of these brutal murders only to find that the accused - the guilty party - is someone you know & respect. Ann Rule balances that juxtaposition - that confusion - carefully; she acknowledges that disconnect between the person she thought she knew (and her feelings for/about that person) & his terrifying “other side“. My April #bookspin selection. SSDGM

TheAromaofBooks Great review!! 2y
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JackOBotts

I‘m chipping away at this title, hoping to complete it for my April #bookspin. With ~200 pages to go, it may be feasible. This is a fascinatingly horrifying man and I never new much about the horrors committed.

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#Two4Tuesday
1. Bundy (tagged)
2. Yes. The tagged book, my #BOTM (Paris Hours, Guest List), and two pre-orders (Why Fish Don‘t Exist & All Adults Here)...so far. 📚 Not that I‘m reading any faster...🤷🏻‍♀️

TheSpineView Thanks for playing! 😊 2y
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JackOBotts
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1. Larger than Life (an #ARC book tracing boy band history, a gift from my sister) - definitely making me smile.
2. The Stranger Beside Me - purchased from Books Are Magic in Brooklyn and inspired by Karen Kilgariff. #murderino
3. Keeping my children entertained while finding time to read. Making the most of a rainy Saturday.

#weekendreads @rachelsbrittain

rachelsbrittain Wishing you lots of luck with the kiddos! 3y
JackOBotts Thank you, @rachelsbrittain - we had a screening of “Hook” this afternoon. My son got a real kick out of it. 🤗 3y
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MidnightBookGirl
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I don't know how many times I've read this book, but I first read it as a tween. I always refer to Bundy as my gateway to True Crime, but my parents were also fans, and we had stacks of lurid covered True Detective magazines, probably featuring some of Ann Rule's early work. I've always appreciated her writing style, how she presents the entirety of the story, doesn't dwell on the gore, but instead on who the victims were and who the killer was.

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This month‘s True Crime Book Club pick. Reading this showed me I knew NOTHING about Ted Bundy‘s crimes. A must read for any fan of crime writing.