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First off everything involved with this case feels creepy to me which is a feeling that ersisted while I read this bookHaving said that I can honestly say that I cannot remember the last time I read a book that held such RSVP... Baby potential only to fall apart almost fromage 1The author is literally all over the The Moment place with this story He is in theast when the event happened then he goes even further back in time then he mixes the The Cypress Tree past with his current timeline then we are in a what if scenario that may never have happened and then we are in one of his dreams and I found myself completely confusedHe also went off on tangents all the time Early in the book he explains the involvement of k 9s during the search which uickly turns into a way too long history on the use of k 9 dogs in criminal cases Then he wanders off topic when he starts talking again in too much detail about serial killer Ramirez Yes there is someertinence to him talking about Ramirez because he stayed at the Cecil at some The Kings Spy (Thomas Hill, point wayyyyy before Elisa Lam was there but all of the detailed backstory on this murderer is not necessary If I want to read about him and his crimes I canick up another bookThe other issue I had is that the author kept intermingling his own Doctor Illuminatus personal issues with the case and with Elisa Yes I know that he obviously was attracted to this case inart because of the shared mental illness that they both suffer from But wow there was way toooooo much information on the author and his The Real Witches Kitchen personal life that frankly just removed from the story He could have simply spent aaragraph explaining the shared illness and moved on But it was The Preachers Kid pages andages of I am dreaming I am losing it I am I am I am and none of this was necessary to the storyThe one thing that the author did very well is describe the hotel while actually staying there on two occasions He made the whole Cecil come alive with his descriptions and he managed to convey a real sense of dread and creepiness He could have written a whole book on the Cecil and I would have read itIn the end while the author did bring up a few unknown facts there isn t much he can do with them as absolutely nobody seems to want to investigate this further Perhaps there is a conspiracy but at this O Testamento point he only brings up unanswered uestions with very few chances of ever getting an answer I am not even sure what he thinks happenedas there are so many back and forth theories involving so many differenteople and he is not really clear with what he thinks is the real storyUltimately this is a very sad book It never needed to happen any of it and Elisa would be back home living her life But it did happen and I do hope that her family and friends have managed to find some Gangbang Slut peaceAs for this book if you can get it at the library go for it otherwisenot so much This is a challenge Beatience Not only with the book but with me Because I finished nearly 2 days ago and am still One Con Glory positing a reaction Especially upon that rating above since it is closer to a 2 star than a 4 in at least 12 of itsarts It s just this The good Defying Shadows (Rising Shadows parts are superb in their explanations and core eyes of mental illness That s why the 4 star overall raised from the 35 actual totalityJake Anderson has mental illness Elisa Lam had mental illness Not exactly the same but with many intersects and without my meds conditions So the eyes of the title case and the eyes of the author become embedded and entrenched inarts of this To the The Great Orange Leonard Scandal (Tall Tales Series; 4) point that the Cecil becomes the 3rdart of the triangle too The result is extremely creepy uite beyond the Tangled Webs (The Black Jewels, physical damage uotient reality of thatarticular entity It s not the best title for this book At least 13rd
OF IT IS NOT JUST ABOUT ELISA LAM AND it is NOT just about Elisa Lam and death case but about the history witness and ambiance of the Cecil Hotel in downtown Los Angeles Those chapters around chapter 7 and 8 were near to 5 star in their research and record There has been at least one death in every room of 600 rooms Most are suicides and many are leapers But the building is also on its 14 lus floors a crime cartel hub with nearly constant assaults and robberies occurring It is also on its highest floors long term Section 8 type and deposit housing It has since changed its name and owners Now called the Stay on Main DON T You won t believe the basement deposits for mattresses etc UGHAnother 13rd of the book centers on Elisa and her last days including the famous video I saw it once in that year the week after they found her body and also just recently again on TV My opinion is that the entire video from the 14th floor elevator has been slowed down and at least 7 seconds out of every minute is off in speed I thought that from the first time I saw it before I ever read any word about Elisa
LAM SO DOES THIS AUTHOR GUESS So does this author guess same thing and that s one reason why the time codes are so distorted Who altered the video WhyThe other 13rd of the book comes in and out and is the worst in volatility for reading Sometimes it is a 4 and sometimes nearly a one star It does a dance around symptoms and medicines of mental illness conspiracy web sites and theories groups of fans of the video and websleuth witnesses and all kinds of other ertinent to our tech "World When It Smashes " when it smashes real life crime It bridges aranormal greatly at times as well This was written the worst to clarity and for what extent it would ertain to the core of the death inuiry There are at least 2 chapters near the end that are 2 stars because they are written within mental states where the author has embedded himself in redefining and theories that are about his own Elisabeth Shue 135 Success Facts - Everything You Need to Know about Elisabeth Shue present mental condition anderceptions than about the case Suffice it to say I admire Jake Anderson but his own estimations are not at all the same or logic. 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 henomenon and for one determined journalist a life changing uest toward uncomfortable truthsTwenty one year old Vancouver student Elisa Lam was last heard from on January 31 2013 after she checked into downtown LA's Cecil Hotel a 600 room building with a nine decade history of scandal and tragedy The next day Elisa vanished A search of the hotel yielded nothing More than a week later complaints by guests of foul smelling tap water led to a grim discovery Elisa's nude body floating in a rooftop water tank in an area ext. Al ones Reading them also feels like circling a grind wheel and being right back where you started He ends up living back at home again with his Gone (Gone, parents by the ending of thisarticular authorship Repeatedly this happens He was 35 and 36 years old when this book was writtenThe Threads Of The Shroud photos are good Especially upon the roof and tank arrangements She did NOT do that entry or lift those covers by herself I disagree with some of Jake s assumptions Also the witness who said the cover was open when he found the floating corpse was almost surely lying Gettingaid off and disappearing is not new to the Cecil eitherWhat I truly liked was the 1 2 3 lines of All Seated on the Ground possibles for eachoint in the crime In most cases and in the summation I am always with 3 She did NOT get herself in there I don t believe that at allRegardless you need IMMENSE Untitled. patience to read this And need to begin to understand depression and mania And mixed states It is NOT sadness as most fiction work tends you to believeObviously the crime itself was despicable And this woman was only 21 and I think only my opinion was crossing a bridge to schizophrenia That s the exact age it gets most full blown But regardless again it wasn t just herself That she lost herhone and did so much inappropriate stuff the days Wiring prior to this It made her an obvious target in such alaceI feel exactly like Jake sick to my stomach that they would have made that building entity a historic save Against All Odds property And I m also absolutely sure none of this would have remained as much a mystery if that entire huge sale wasn t going through the very day she died and those 2 days afterIf you are aerson highly interested in eyes of being mentally ill and not just reading hearing about it then I recommend this book There is a lot TONS of bilge to get through to grab the crux but there are Jingling Daddys Bells BDSM Menage points oferception in this that NAIL it Most of what you see on the video is a manifestation too and that is why it went so viral The DOS perhapsThis took at least twice as long as a book of this length to read for me You need to reread The ending becomes inarts a mindmeld of Jake in spiraling self analysis He sees thinks and feels much you might never deduce from the same criteria Most of it doesn t even belong in books like this Like his treatise length definitions or feelings of synchronicity Or his constant self analysis and making himself central to the Against All Odds placelocale itself This is uite unlike most books in this genre uite unlike Tangents are beyond weird too so muchatience is needed to begin to follow continuity 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 Goodreads Blog Pinterest LinkedIn YouTube Instagram 3 Stars It was interesting but very repetitive I skimmed through the second half to get to the end which was not satisfying I can t knock the author s top notch writing though In 2013 Elisa Lam was a 21 year old student who checked into a seedy ominous hotel in Los Angeles a hotel with a history of violence suicides and death and she never checked out What followed was robably the most bizarre investigation one in which Elisa Lam in her death has been elevated to cult like statusAfter "Elisa went missing and olice were notified there was a search of the hotel They could not " went missing and olice were notified there was a search of the hotel They could not her It was as if she had just up and vanished A week later when tenants and guests began to complain about the odor and color of the tap water in their sinks and someone went onto the roof to look into the water tanks they discovered to their
Horror Elisa S Naked Elisa s naked floating with her clothes beside her And this is truly when the mystery begins and still remains unsolved How did she get thereThe book Gone at Midnight chronicles Elisa Lam s movements as best as can be done both by eyewitness and social media osts the history of the Cecil Hotel where she stayed and was found dead a hotel where not one but two serial killers stayed an odd video which was mysteriously Payment Due posted of Elisa in an elevator at the hotel which may be her last movements just before her disappearance a video which you can see on YouTube and if you are going to read the book I suggest you view many conspiracy theories law enforcement suppression of evidence and lastly how mental illness may havelayed a roleUp to today although the coroner finally ruled the death accidental only after he first ruled it as inconclusive there are uestions than answers as to what happened to Elisa and how she ended up in a water tank on a roof even though the roof had been searched by Vampireville (Vampire Kisses, police and dog sniffers a weekrior to finding herAuthor Jake Anderson became obsessed with the case and still is after seeing the initial elevator video which shows Elisa s odd behavior Was she being followed or was she having some sort of manic episode Anderson then found out the tape seems to have time missing from it Why He then began looking at Lam s on line social media Pirate of the Pacific (Doc Savage, presence which was abundant And stopped abruptly two days before her deathHe seems to find evidence ofolicecorporate conspiracy at the Cecil Hotel as well as evidence suppression With no official from the The Rich and the Profane (Lovejoy, police department or the hotel willing to talk to him about anything Anderson begins looking on the internet at website conspiracy sites and finds alethora of information some real and some outlandish He then must sift through the reality versus the imaginedGone at Midnight although a true story reads like a Turbulence psychological horror novel Anderson meticulously takes the reader through the evidence or lack of the witnesses some whom have disappeared and the emotional mental journey Elisa Lam seemed to be on at the time of her deathWill there ever be any type of resolution as to what really happened. Remely difficult to access without setting off alarms The only apparent clue was a disturbing surveillance video of Elisa uploaded to YouTube in hopes ofublic assistanceAs the eerie elevator video went viral so did the uestions of its tens of millions of viewers Was Elisa's death caused by murder suicide or Tropical Bioproductivity paranormal activity Was it connected to the Cecil's sinister reputation And in that video what accounted for Elisa's strange behavior With the help of web sleuths and investigators from around the world journalist Jake Anderson set out to uncover the facts behind a death that had become a macabre internet meme as well as a magnet for conspiracy theoristsInoring through Elisa'. To Elisa Lam If Jake Anderson has his way there most certainly willThank you to NetGalley Citadel JakeAnderson GoneAtMidnight for the advanced copy I read everything I could find on this case years ago It was intriguing and had uite a few unanswered uestions They were investigated and answered This book repeats all of this over and over and nothing is new The book is jumbled and can t stay on the timeline I wish he had focused on her mental illness aspect a bit Centered around the death of 21 year old Elisa Lam a Canadian student visiting Los Angeles who seemingly disappeared from the Cecil Hotel on January 31 2013 Jake Anderson relives the utter fascination both he and the ublic at large had with the strange circumstances surrounding this missing Folk Tales From the Soviet Union persons investigationI think manyeople who begin this book like me will have at least some idea how this case ends in a sense We know generally what happened to Elisa Lam so is there a Ulysses and the Trojan War point in reading in detail what befell a young woman with her whole life ahead of her Here Anderson is attempting to make the case that there is value in examining not only her life and death but the way we as a true crime obsessed society respond to the loss of a very realersonI would generally agree with that assertion but I still had trouble getting on board with this book I don t really think it accomplishes what it set out to do I m not going to spoiler tag this Tall, Dark Rich piece of information because I feel like at thisoint it s common knowledge but there s no real evidence of any foul The Collector's Encyclopedia of Antique Marbles play in the case of Elisa Lam There was a TON of speculation which Andersonours over in detail even the completely batshit stuff But the uestion becomes Can you write an effective True Crime book if there was in fact no crime I m not so sure and Gone at Midnight didn t do much to change that impressionSome of the best books in this genre are ones where the author is embedded in the story They either have a role in the investigation or are somehow connected with the Taught to Obey people and events being investigated The book ends up being a natural extension of their involvement and this is a distinction I wanted to make with Anderson He mayersonally feel as though he s a Learning to Dance in the Rain part of Elisa s case but he is not Countlesseople all over the world are drawn to Rebel (The Change, particular crimes some to the victims themselves This doesn t mean they have of a claim on writing about them at length Anderson desperately wants to be on the inside of this investigation and clearly deeply identifies with Elisa but the narrative he s trying to weave here falls short because inart he s outside of itTo make up for the lack of facts he has to Man of Her Dreams (The Enforcers, present the audience Anderson seems to wander off on several tangents that have little to do with his chosen subject Other infamous crimes are recounted to spice up a chapter or two He fixates on elements like drones and tracking dogs which theolice did not use in this case He gives credence to the idea that there was some kind of The Plant Paradox paranormal interventionie ghosts It makes him all the difficult to take seriously He also has aetty disdain for the Little Sister (Sweet Dreams, police and investigators in this case seeminglyut off because they wouldn t give him a total stranger access to sensitive information about a woman s deathI just didn t care for this book I wouldn t say it s malicious in its intent just there s an exploitative uality I can t uite ignore Anderson talks a lot about his own mental health especially whilst reading Lam s social media Namen-Und Sach-Register Zum Jahresbericht �ber Die Fortschritte in Der Lehre Von Den Pathogenen Mikroorganismen Umfassend Bacterien, Pilze Und Protozo�n posts where she references her own Perhaps he could have used a similarlatform to compare his own struggles with hers instead of trying to commodify it Thanks to Kensington Books Netgalley for an advance copy Thank you to NetGalley and the N.76 le Mystere de Job et les preuves Initiatiques publisher for allowing me to read this book I was so excited to get this title and immediately started reading it Alas I was soon disappointed to theoint I couldn t even finish itLet me explain I thought I was getting a true crime book about the Elisa Lam case at t Gone at Midnight by Jake Anderson is the book that covers everything concerning the mysterious death of Elisa Lam based on the information available in the Red Skies at Night (Anchors Away public domain And this is what I expect from a true crime book Note that if you are already aware of all the developments that had happened in the case this book has nothing new to offerHe covers the three most discussed theories in complete detail mental illness homicide andaranormal activity Given the fact that officially there is no The Gulag Archipelago, 1918-1956 proof of a crime being committed in this case speculations is the most one can do He even goes a step ahead when discussing the theories of mental illness andaranormal activity Jake uses his own medical history of mental illness to draw conclusions and uses his expertise to Fresh faith point out variousaranormal angles related to the case and the CecilMany a times especially when talking about the history of
THE CECIL OR THE HISTORY OFCecil or the history of olice and coroner s departments the author mentions other serial killers or cases or roofs of negligence While this makes sense in order to understand the background delving deep into all that off topic stuff was like taking the spotlight away from the main case and the victim A casual mention would have been enough in
My Opinion It Couldopinion it could have acted like a hint The curious readers will then be aware of books or articles The New Left the Origins of the Cold War pertaining to those extra topicsThanks to the author and theublisher for the ARCVerdict One time read 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 The Right Hook of Devin Velma previously unknown information This is a great read for anyone interested in this case. S revealing online journals and social mediaosts Anderson realized he shared in common with the young woman than he imagined His search for justice and truth became a La Fleur du Mal personal journey a dangerous descent into one of America's uiet epidemics Along the way he exposed a botched investigation andreviously unreported disclosures from inside sources who suggest there may have been a corporate conspiracy and a Graphic Design Rules police cover up In Gone at Midnight Anderson chronicles eye opening discoveries about who Elisa Lam really was and what or whom she was running from andresents shocking new evidence that may re open one of the most chilling and obsessively followed true crime cases of the centu.