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How Ann Rule's Memoir on Ted Bundy Inspired the World's True Crime Obsession


"If, as many people believe today, Ted Bundy took lives, he also saved lives. I know he did, because I was there when he did it," wrote Ann Rule in her 1980 memoir The Stranger Beside Me. The story that Ann weaves about the infamous serial killer is one that leaves your stomach in knots.

Not because of the gore or violence but because it contains a reality that we all struggle to wrap our minds about but we spend years trying to understand. The person beside you might not be who you think they are.