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The Stranger Beside Me - Chapters 4, 5 and 6 Summary & Analysis

Ann Rule
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Chapters 4, 5 and 6 Summary and Analysis

The author, Ann Rule, is a former policewoman who now makes a living recording and writing crime stories for the Seattle police department. Ann meets Ted Bundy in 1971 when they work at a Crisis Clinic Hotline in Seattle. Ann is a young woman, separated from her husband and struggling to provide for four children but volunteers at the clinic to add another dimension to her life. Ann and Ted work the late night shift and become friends, revealing personal intimacies during the times when the hotline is quiet. Ann finds Ted extremely intelligent, polite and sensitive, almost the perfect man.

Ann tires of the Crisis Hotline work and quits in the spring of 1972, not seeing Ted Bundy again until December of that year when they attend a Christmas party together. Ann discovers that Ted is active in local politics and working on the...

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