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Gone at Midnight: The Mysterious Death of Elisa Lam

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A Los Angeles hotel with a haunting history. A missing young woman. A disturbing video followed by a shocking discovery. A cold-case mystery that has become an internet phenomenon--and for one determined journalist, a life-changing quest toward uncomfortable truths.

Twenty-one-year-old Vancouver student Elisa Lam was last heard from on January 31, 2013, after she checked
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Hardcover, 352 pages
Expected publication: February 25th 2020 by Citadel Press
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    Tucker
    May 25, 2019 marked it as not-released-tbr
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    Elisa Lam's death was and still is one of my favorite unsolved mysteries. I am very excited to see where the authors take this!
    Denise
    Jan 09, 2020 rated it really liked it
    I live in Los Angeles, and have been following the Elisa Lam story from the beginning. I was so excited that someone finally wrote a book about it. Gone at Midnight really digs deep into the case and uncovers previously unknown information. This is a great read for anyone interested in this case.
    Ryan Hyatt
    Jan 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
    Gone at Midnight by Jake Anderson is a beautifully written account of the horrible events surrounding the death of Elisa Lam, the young woman whose corpse was recovered from a water tank atop the Cecil Hotel in downtown Los Angeles on February 19, 2013.

    Elisa had been reported missing at the beginning of that month, but interest in her case increased when the Los Angeles Police Department released video of the last time Elisa was known to have been seen, on the day of her disappearance, by an
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    Diane
    Dec 28, 2019 rated it really liked it
    Gone at Midnight explores three possible scenarios regarding the death of Elisa Lam. Did Elisa commit suicide? Was her death accidental? Was she murdered? The author makes a compelling case for one of these three scenarios.
    Jake Anderson delves into mental health issues (one of the scenarios), which gave me a better understanding of this once taboo subject. He touches upon his mental health but does not make it the center of his book.
    Another area of interest that Mr. Anderson writes about are
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    Tina
    Jan 18, 2020 rated it it was ok
    Shelves: 2020
    First off, everything involved with this case feels creepy to me, which is a feeling that persisted while I read this book.

    Having said that, I can honestly say that I cannot remember the last time I read a book that held such potential, only to fall apart, almost from page 1.

    The author is literally all over the place with this story. He is in the past (when the event happened), then he goes even further back in time, then he mixes the past with his current timeline, then we are in a "what if"
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    Jen Juenke
    Jan 17, 2020 rated it did not like it
    The author of this book is a huge fan of true crime and whodunnits! However, as an author he leaves MUCH TO BE DESIRED!
    The author takes a fascinating case and makes it as boring as watching paint dry. He goes off on tangents and asks more questions then answers.
    This was a complete and utter waste of my time.
    I learned nothing new of the case and I strongly urge anyone thinking of reading this book to just watch the Youtube video of the young lady in the elevator.
    Very disappointing.
    jean
    Nov 10, 2019 rated it liked it
    I hadn't realised when I requested this title that it was just an excerpt, so is difficult to review. I knew nothing about the case, and still feel I know very little partly because the prose feels quite rambling at times and tends to jump from one subject to another. Maybe a full story will be better and allow the narrative to progress better.
    Videoclimber(AKA)MTsLilSis
    This was an excerpt of an upcoming book. I prefer to just say that I am interested in reading the whole thing before giving an opinion.

    *Thank you to the author, publisher, and Netgalley for allowing me to read this excerpt.
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