This book gave me nightmares.
I’ll Be Gone In The Dark chronicles the search for the Golden State Killer. When I read the book, the serial killer hadn’t been caught.
This killer, also called The Nightstalker and East Area Rapist, targeted random suburban couples in California. The odds that he roamed the streets of our Midwestern suburbs were tiny. But, tell that to my imagination.
I’d lie in bed awake with my heart racing.
Did we close the garage doors?
Did I lock the sliding doors?
Do we need safer windows?
Sadly, the author died while writing this book — two years before her decade-long pursuit to catch the killer paid off.
On April 24, 2018, police arrested Joseph James DeAngelo for several Golden State Killer murders. On June 20, 2020, DeAngelo pled guilty to 13 murders and several other crimes.
What about you? Did a book terrify you?
Every year I get excited to bust out our stash of holiday-themed books. Reading about spooky animals, monsters, and pumpkins kicks off our family’s Halloween season.
As my boys get older — Christian is 8, Cade is 6 — their tastes change a bit. But, most of the books they…
There’s a ghost in this photo.
I slip a newborn photo of our son into a vintage black frame. I step back to see how it looks on my newly created gallery wall.
A serene face pops out from the ivory sheets that swaddle my baby.
“Honey, come here!”