A #1 New York Times Best Seller, Ann Rule’s The Stranger Beside Me gives us a unique perspective into the hidden world of Ted Bundy. Rule gives a chilling and intimate description of her time at a crisis hotline alongside her co-worker, the then charming, sensitive and trustworthy Ted Bundy, and the devastating realization that he was a brutal killer hiding in plain sight. After multiple arrests and an escape from jail, Bundy would later confess to the murders of at least thirty-six women and soon after was executed for three cases. Rule, a certified instructor for police training seminars, prosecutors and forensic science organizations, delves into how this savage killer -- a man she thought she knew -- could have fooled so many, including a professional like herself.
Ann Rule wrote thirty five New York Times bestsellers throughout her career. Rule was a former Seattle police officer and an expert in the criminal justice system, having earned degrees in Psychology, Criminology and Penology. She taught countless seminars to law enforcement and earned a position on the U.S. Justice Department Task Force that set up the Violent Criminal Apprehension Program (VI-CAP).