I came into this book with no expectations I ve listened to My Favorite Murder since the beginning and was familar with Jensen as a result of the podcast which he was a guest on during the GSK drama and the book he helped complete after Michelle McNamara s death I ll be Gone in the Dark In this book, Jensen takes the reader through his childhood, when his father would show him newspaper articles about criminals being caught This was the beginning of his love of true crime, which lead to his job as a crime journalist However, after seeing crime after crime go unsolved, he decided to start solving them on his own using social media and the few contacts he had He then details a slew of unsolved crimes missing persons cases he has helped solve If you r RTC as per the publisher s request but let s let the foreword by Karen Kilgariff of My Favorite Murder speak for me in the meantime It s a movie plot come to life After years of difficult, thankless work, a reporter obsessed with justice gets the rare satisfaction of seeing justice finally served Who doesn t want to read that immediately You Ever Wanted To Solve A Murder Gather The Clues The Police Overlooked Put Together The Pieces Identify The Suspect Journalist Billy Jensen Spent Fifteen Years Investigating Unsolved Murders, Fighting For The Families Of Victims Every Story He Wrote Had One Thing In Common They Didn T Have An Ending The Killer Was Still Out ThereBut After The Sudden Death Of A Friend, Crime Writer And Author Of I Ll Be Gone In The Dark, Michelle McNamara, Billy Became Fed Up Following A Dark Night, He Ó Chase Darkness with Me Ë Download by ✓ Billy Jensen Came Up With A Plan A Plan To Investigate Past The Point When The Cops Had Given Up A Plan To Solve The Murders HimselfYou Ll Ride Shotgun As Billy Identifies The Halloween Mask Murderer, Finds A Missing Girl In The California Redwoods, And Investigates The Only Other Murder In New York City On You Ll Hear Intimate Details Of The Hunts For Two Of The Most Terrifying Serial Killers In History His Friend Michelle McNamara S Pursuit Of The Golden State Killer And His Own Quest To Find The Murderer Of The Allenstown Four And Billy Gives You The Tools And The Rules To Help Solve Murders YourselfGripping, Complex, Unforgettable, Chase Darkness with Me Is An Examination Of The Evil Forces That Walk Among Us, Illustrating A Novel Way To Catch Those Killers, And A True Crime Narrative Unlike Any You Ve read Before Billy Jensen, who finished Michelle McNamara s I ll Be Gone in the Dark following her untimely death, talks about his love for true crime and how he became involved in investigating unsolved murders.
Jensen provides a really fascinating insight into how he carries out his own investigative journalist and lays down the tools and rules to help you get involved yourself I m not 100% convinced that it s a good idea to encourage people to get involved in trying to solve crimes on their own There s a difference between helping out where you can and then leading your own investigation It s perhaps just a good idea to get involved where it s appropriate.
Jensen s passion for catching the bad guys who think they got away with it really shines through Most of the crimes covered were ones I alrea È Chase Darkness with Me Ä 4.
5 starsIf you like true crime, especially in the form of investigative journalism, this audiobook is for you I was initially drawn to this story because of Billy s association with Michelle McNamarra in the amazing I ll Be Gone in the Dark book from 2018 Billy worked closely with Michelle on her Golden State Killer case and after her death he was instrumental in helping to finish and get her book published In his new audiobook, Billy tells of how he developed a love of true crime and justice from an early age he describes some pretty crazy bedtime stories of crimes and criminals that his dad used to share with him Rather than scaring him, Billy pinpoints those early stories as instilling a fascination and hunger within himself to explore crime and those who commit itBelieve me when I say this is one of the most engaging, insightful audiobooks I ve ever listened to Bil Body In Cat Litter Say What Billy Jensen has seen it all 4 stars By now, you all know I live for true crime and so when Billy Jensen friends with Karen and Georgia from MFM and he helped finish Michelle McNamara s book came out with his own book, I was all over it Jensen is an incredible storyteller and his road to becoming an investigative journalist is pretty cool Chase Darkness with Me is an autobiographical view into Jensen s start He shares personal stories from his upbringing, his college years, and how he became an advocate for cold case victims Some of the cases he s been a part of are surreal Like the one about a body being covered in a mountain of cat litter I m not joking It s nuts And this tell all isn t holding back It s only available on au My thanks to Audible for allowing me free access to this audio book in exchange for an honest review All opinions are my own and are not influenced by the publisher This audio book is currently an Audible Exclusive True crime can be a touchy subject What are the ethics of consuming someone else s tragedy as entertainment Jensen s work and the way he works to essentially crowd source murder investigations means that this book necessarily tangles with some of the thornier ethical questions surrounding true crime The overall impression is of a man with deep respect for the wishes of families searching for answers about their loved ones there is no hint of voyeurism or sensationalism Chase Darkness with Me explores Jensen s early work as a journalist, working at the beck and call of news organizations and being told what to cover Af
0 StarsThis is exactly the kind of true crime book that I love reading Within each chapter, the author outlines a variety of interesting cases and shares how he uses social media tools to attempt to find justice for the victims Some of the cases in this book have answers, while others still remain unsolved It was fascinating to learn how he uses simple methods like posting information to Twitter and Facebook in order to try to solve major crimes This book also partially reads like a memoir as we learn how the author came into his passion for true crime I found Jensen to be a very likeable person with strong moral values, which made his personal story compelling to read Jensen is also one of the authors who helped to finish Michelle McNamara s popular true crime book, I ll Be Gone in the Dark, so a lot of this book deals with his relation I reviewed a digital version of this book The author was a friend and colleague of Michelle McNamera s until she passed away while working on her true crime book, I ll Be Gone In The Dark He is one of several who helped her husband to finish the book and get it published This is his story, telling how he went from just reporting on stories to getting so frustrated that he jumped in and started solving them He and Michelle had plans to work together at it as soon as she sent off her book manuscript to the publishers, which sadly never happened as she passed away It tells how Jensen began in murder solving How he fumbled and got advice, and learned and kept on Like most anything, theyou do it and learn about it,
5 starsSometimes a tragedy can spur one onto doing something, of taking a stand, of getting involved With the death of his friend, Michele McNamara, the author of I ll Be Gone In the Dark, a book I read and so enjoyed, Billy Jensen becomes involved in the concept and tracking of killers who got away With the advent of DNA tracking, many, who were previously living among us, though that was denied the ones they killed, were fated to be found While Ms McNamara died before the Golden State killer was identified, her relentless and exhaustive research on him was the catalyst to spur Mr Jensen on to taking up the gauntlet pursuing other killers Jensen was also one of those who assisted in completing Michelle s book after her untimely death Through the use of the internet, social media platforms and research, Jensen has helped