Narrated by Toni Lontis6 hr 44 min
In her debut memoir, Toni talks candidly about her colourful life. This powerful account is an unexpected page turner that will have you on the edge of your seat wondering what happens next. From her early childhood battle with a congenital facial defect, through debilitating battles in school to her traumatic entry into the adult world. It details her struggle with anxiety and depression, low self esteem and a longing for love and happiness. Being released into the slipstream of the #MeToo movement this gripping memoir details Toni's own traumatic incidences of assault and openly questions the time in her life when consent and respectful relationships where not talked about. The book chronicles her battle to get justice for her family in the wake of her daughter's abuse disclosure and her personal battle to help, heal and free her daughter from the impacts of that abuse. Toni's writing displays a vulnerability and truthfulness that is as courageous as it is inspirational. It's a powerful testament of her strength and resilience, showing all of us that peace and happiness is obtainable, no matter how our lives unfold.
Soon to be an HBO® Documentary Series
An Audiofile Best Audio Book of 2018
An Audible Best Audio Book of 2018
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The haunting true story of the elusive serial rapist turned murderer who terrorized California for over a decade—and of the gifted journalist who died tragically while investigating the case.
Introduction by Gillian Flynn • Afterword by Patton Oswalt
“A brilliant genre-buster.... Propulsive, can’t-stop-now reading.” —Stephen King
For more than ten years, a mysterious and violent predator committed fifty sexual assaults in Northern California before moving south, where he perpetrated ten sadistic murders. Then he disappeared, eluding capture by multiple police forces and some of the best detectives in the area.
Three decades later, Michelle McNamara, a true crime journalist who created the popular website TrueCrimeDiary.com, was determined to find the violent psychopath she called "the Golden State Killer." Michelle pored over police reports, interviewed victims, and embedded herself in the online communities that were as obsessed with the case as she was.
I’ll Be Gone in the Dark—the masterpiece McNamara was writing at the time of her sudden death—offers an atmospheric snapshot of a moment in American history and a chilling account of a criminal mastermind and the wreckage he left behind. It is also a portrait of a woman’s obsession and her unflagging pursuit of the truth. Utterly original and compelling, it is destined to become a true crime classic—and may at last unmask the Golden State Killer.