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The Stranger Beside Me

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  • Posted January 7, 2010

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    This book will change your life

    One of the reasons I read the book was because it was recommended to me through a friend. At first I didn't think I would get much out of it;but, I think it really did change my life. And for the better! Ted Bundy was a charismatic, smart, and easy for someone to trust...until he killed them. This book is a case in point for showing that the face of a serial killer has the face of both me and you. I am much more alert of my surroundings at night. And no way will I stop and walk with someone to their car. The problem is so many women are too trusting of anybody. That's too bad. I stayed up with this book until 4am for about three nights in a row. It is really hard to put down. Ted Bundy has been dead for quite some time. But he is still very alive as an American crime icon. You will learn a substantial amount of facts and information in this book regarding both his life and that of Ann Rule's. Its a great view point coming from the Author, because she knew Ted Bundy as a friend! Before he was a murderer. It's unbelieveable. Did you know Ted Bundy had a wife and a daughter? Or that he escaped prison twice? It's a good book.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 30, 2009

    Ted Bundy was a Very Smooth Man

    If Ann Rule can be taken in by a man like Ted Bundy, anyone can. As usual Ann Rule's book did not disappoint me. If anyone wants to know the real story of Ted Bundy they should read this book.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 9, 2008

    Title says it all

    This was a very good read from a classic true crime writer because she, Ann Rule, actually was friends w/ Ted Bundy. It is an interesting story about how she knew Bundy during the killing years and how their relationship changed as the truth about Bundy was exposed. Rule comes off as being somewhat sympathetic toward Bundy, but it is expected as she thought she knew him as a charming, good looking, normal guy. It got a little long winded during the trial and I think could have discussed the crimes a little more but overall this was a very good book.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 27, 2013

    Recommended, lots of new information

    The book about a monster takes on a whole set of different perspectives when the author knows the killer personally. I found myself almost liking him. I could see why he was able to get the women he killed into his car. The fact that he unraveled in Florida is really his own undueing. Ann does a good job keeping the information in perspective.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 6, 2002

    Good insight into Bundy personally

    This view of Bundy will keep you very engrossed as you hear of much of the personal side of Bundy as a close friend of Ann Rule. She is sympathetic and unsure of his guilt at first, but by the end she realizes he has become a 'monster' and someone she really doesn't know.

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  • Posted November 1, 2009

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    EXCELLENT!

    It's an Ann Rule book - enough said. :)

    Very well written and the new editions have current updates on the story by the author.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 3, 2008

    The Truth of a Crazed Killer.

    It's easy to trust someone that seems friendly and sincere, but for over 35 women that came incontact with this loveable man, were corned with no return. All these women that incountered him never had a chance. This book goes inside the true story of Ted Bundy, a man that seemed somewhat normal, but he kept deep dark secrets from his family and friends. Ted lived a pretend life, doing unspeekable things that changed the lives of many people. This book brings you into reality that no one likes to face. It's the real facts and horror of a sick man. I recommend to read this book before watching the movie because the book is detail for detail the inside story of his crazy life. I also recommend for women to read it, to be more aware and cautious about who they are friendly with because not everyone is how they seem.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 4, 2006

    Great Read

    The first of Ann Rule's books I've read, I couldn't put it down.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 30, 2002

    caution

    After reading this book my level of safety was in question. I became much more aware of my surroundings. Never went out late or alone. He was a demon of a man but for those of us who know the story and truly understand his sickness, it is a handbook to safety. Never judge a book by its cover. You never know what the story really is.

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