The Stranger Beside Me - Ann Rule

The Stranger Beside Me

By Ann Rule

  • Release Date: 2012-11-23
  • Genre: True Crime
Score: 4.5
From 271 Ratings


Utterly unique in its astonishing intimacy, as jarringly frightening as when it first appeared, Ann Rule's The Stranger Beside Me defies our expectation that we would surely know if a monster lived among us, worked alongside of us, appeared as one of us. With a slow chill that intensifies with each heart-pounding page, Rule describes her dawning awareness that Ted Bundy, her sensitive coworker on a crisis hotline, was one of the most prolific serial killers in America. He would confess to killing at least thirty-six young women from coast to coast, and was eventually executed for three of those cases. 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.


  • A Stranger Beside Me

    By Halsterx
    Fascinating read with riveting detail. Really gave me the "willies".
  • Amazing perspective

    By Tauru59uy
    What is amazing perspective from someone who actually knew Ted Bundy. Rules perspective is unique and provides a personal insight into the drama surrounding this horrific case.

    By Sort ghost
    This was a great read.... Highly recommended to teenagers who are starting to venture out into the world without parents. Also a great read for adults to remind you of the harsh realities of the world. Stay safe out there!!!
  • One of the best

    By Bondo27
    The reviews were spot on. I couldn't put this book down and I spent several very late nights reading on and on. Highly recommend.
  • Fascinating & Disturbing

    Very well written. I had a hard time putting it down and I couldn't get it out of my head. I would recommend this book to anyone who is interested in the abnormal psychology of a serial killer.
  • THE Ted Bundy Book.

    By J. Gott
    The terrible nightmare that was Ted Bundy has never been so expertly accounted for as he has been in The Stranger Beside Me.