Dave Shampine, a lifelong resident of Jefferson County, New York, has been a reporter for the Watertown Daily Times since 1971, with the majority of his career focused on crime reporting. He has written his history column, "Times Gone By, "? for the past twelve years and is also a contributing writer and copyeditor for the Bulletin of the Jefferson County Historical Society in Watertown. He is the author of Remembering New York's North County: Tales from Times Gone By and Colorful Characters of Northern New York: Northern Lights, both published by The History Press. He has received awards from the New York State Bar Association, New York Newspaper Publishers Association, New York State Associated Press Association and the Jefferson Community College Alumni Association, which honored him with a professional achievement award.
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.