The Stranger Beside Me

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The Stranger Beside Me

Ted Bundy: The Classic Story of Seduction and Murder

By Ann Rule

W. W. Norton & Company, Hardcover, 9780393050295, 480pp.

Publication Date: September 17, 2000


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.