The posthumous publication of Michelle McNamara’s research into the serial rapist and murderer she dubbed the Golden State Killer is one of the highlights of 2018 true crime writing. Even if you are not particularly keen on true crime, you will very likely be won over by this sympathetic account of the victims’ lives and their families’ sorrow, as well as the investigators’ desperate search for justice many years after the crimes were committed. Despite being unfinished, the book reveals a moving, enthralling story, recommended to fans of both true and fictional crime. It is destined to become a classic in its field. Read our full review here.