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One Day She'll Darken

The Mysterious Beginnings of Fauna Hodel
Lu par : January LaVoy
Durée : 10 h et 28 min
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The inspiration for the TNT series I Am the Night.

The Black Dahlia Murder is near-legend in the annals of true crime. But behind the shocking case of a young actress’ gruesome slaying lies the story of another woman. 

Was Fauna Hodel the child of incest and the catalyst for a sensational trial that left her well-to-do family scarred by scandal, even as the accused sexual predator walked free? Taken as an infant from her teenage mother, Fauna was placed in the care of a working-class black woman who raised the white child as her own. 

Together, as a close-knit mother and daughter, they weathered years of poverty and bigotry, alcoholism and sexual abuse, pregnancy and even death - until the time came for Fauna to seek out her real mother and uncover her lost past.

But as Fauna will learn, some truths don’t want to be told.

©2008 Fauna Hodel, J. R. Briamonte (P)2019 Graymalkin Media, LLC

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  • Blackenedghost
  • 11/02/2019

Great Story!

Great story, of Fauna Hotel and what she went through growing up in racially divided times being of mixed race. The TV series, "I am the night", is based of this book. However, the show is completely different than the story told here, but that's actually a good thing. I recommend both the TV show and this novel.

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  • JT
  • 08/02/2019

excellent book, exceptional reader voice

The book itself was phenomenal but the reader, January LaVoy, made this the most exceptional experience. Her character voices were the most consistent, nuanced performances I've ever heard of an audiobook. Highly recommend!!!

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  • Cher J.
  • 21/03/2019

Twisted & a bit unnerving

1 listened to the podcast while watching the TV mini series. enjoyed them all. I enjoyed the narrator being female.

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  • NinJA
  • 11/03/2019

Good story...

Really good story. So insightful on living in two worlds and the prejudice experienced on both sides. The ending was a little too abrupt. But I’d recommend the book and I’m glad I listened nevertheless.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 05/03/2019

beautiful

there really is no review that I can provide that would do this story real justice. It was a most fascinating and you cannot stop reading or listening *whatever version you choose written word or audio* I would highly reccomend this book. It is both an autobiographical story and a time piece. Just a wonderful read and you can really feel the story taking place as the author lays out the story from page to page.

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  • Cindy Cummings
  • 23/02/2019

wow

I hope she got what she wanted, i dont know if i could have forgiven either mother

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  • pmw
  • 22/02/2019

Interesting and not what I expected

Book covers the early years of Fauna. she doesnt meet the grandfather. she just barely scratches the surface of those Hodel mysteries. still, an intriguing story about her limb of the family tree. worth a listen

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  • Leah BoBeah
  • 21/02/2019

Better than Fiction

While I’m enjoying the new series, I am the Night, I find this true story to be much more fulfilling. I knew about this book and Steve Hodel’s books for years, and while I remain on the fence as to whether or not George Hodel killed the black dahlia, Elizabeth Short, the TV show started a renewed interest in this entire story. I wish so much that we could have seen the movie Fauna tried to make with Jill Clayburgh, but maybe one day a more accurate Lifetime movie starring Jill’s daughter, Lily Rabe will happen, I am suggesting. If you want to know the real story, I highly recommend this book.

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  • Tiffani Stinson
  • 18/02/2019

Intriguing!

This story is a must read! It really isn’t explainable! It is true life. Couldn’t put it down!

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  • 15/02/2019

So good, but abrupt ending.

I really loved this book! The story is fascinating, and the near ration was excellent. The only reason I subtract a star is that the ending was a tiny bit disappointing. It ended very abruptly and felt a little incomplete. There is an up a log that helps with this feeling, but I still wish the story in and of itself had more closure.