The Stranger Beside Me

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W. W. Norton & Company, 2000 - True Crime - 456 pages

Ted Bundy was handsome, charming, a brilliant law student, and on the verge of a dazzling career. On January 24, 1989, he was executed for the murders of three young women, having confessed to taking the lives of at least thirty-five more.

This is the story of one of the most fascinating killers in American history--of his magnetic power, his bleak compulsion, his double life, his string of helpless victims. It is also the story of Ann Rule, a writer working on the biggest story of her life, tracking down a brutal mass murderer. Little did she realize that the "Ted" the police were seeking was the same Ted who worked with her at a Seattle crisis clinic, a man who had become her close friend and confidant. As she began to put the evidence together, a terrifying picture emerged of the man she thought she knew.

Thirty-five years after it was first published, The Stranger Beside Me remains a gripping, explosive true-crime classic.


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Author Rule was volunteering in a Seattle clinic as a series of murders occurred in the area. Then as suddenly as they began, the killings stopped. Several years later a man was arrested in Florida ... Read full review

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This book is fantastic, Ann Rule is brilliant. I always heard of Ted Bundy and the crimes he committed. I had already read a book by Ann Rule and I liked her style of writing. I was surprised to read ... Read full review

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Ann Rule (1931--2015), a former policewoman, was the author of fifteen New York Times bestsellers, including Small Sacrifices and Lust Killer.

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