The Darkest Night

  • by Ron Franscell
  • Narrated by Rob Shapiro
  • 10 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Casper, Wyoming: 1973. Eleven-year-old Amy Burridge rides with her 18-year-old sister, Becky, to the grocery store. When they finish their shopping, Becky's car gets a flat tire. Two men politely offer them a ride home. Yet they were anything but good Samaritans. The girls would suffer unspeakable crimes at the hands of these men before being thrown from a bridge into the North Platte River. One miraculously survived; the other did not.
Years later author and journalist Ron Franscell - a childhood friend and next-door neighbor to the girls - can't forget his hometown's shocking story of abduction, rape, and murder. Exploring the nature of a small town's memory and the poison of survivor guilt, The Darkest Night races toward a shocking ending. The result is one of the most provocative true-crime stories of the decade, told by one of the nation's finest narrative journalists.


What the Critics Say

"This uncommon story has every chilling component of human terror, drama and suspense that readers of true crime look for." (Vincent Bugliosi, author of Helter Skelter)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Fantastic tale

Where does The Darkest Night rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

One of the best

Who was your favorite character and why?

The sister who survived because she was so selfless and thought only of her younger sister

Which character – as performed by Rob Shapiro – was your favourite?

The same

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?


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- Linda

Book Details

  • Release Date: 26-05-2015
  • Publisher: Tantor Audio