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One Day She'll Darken

The Mysterious Beginnings of Fauna Hodel
Narrated by: January LaVoy
Length: 10 hrs and 28 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (48 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

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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  • 02-08-19

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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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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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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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.