How Patton Oswalt, friends brought his late wife's book about a serial killer to fruition
Michelle McNamara was an obsessive. She was also a damn good writer. That combustive mix has produced I'll Be Gone in the Dark: One Woman's Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer (Harper, 328 pp., ★★★ out of four), a dark page-turner about a serial rapist and killer with a tragic twist.
The Golden State Killer's last victim was, in ways, the author herself. McNamara, who was married to comedian and actor Patton Oswalt, died at age 46 in 2016 as she was writing this book, felled by an undetected arterial blockage exacerbated by medications that helped her battle a range of issues... read more