Thursday, March 12, 2015

Three Awesome True Crime Books

I used to read anything. Romance (especially historical romance), thrillers, horror, newspapers you name it. I had no preference until one afternoon after a walk with my then boyfriend; he bought a book by the name Helter Skelter and it completely changed my taste. I don't even know why he bought the book and he rarely read, but I like to believe that the universe had something to do with it.We broke up a few weeks later (the book had nothing to do with it), and I kept the book. I doubt he even missed it. It turned out to be so good that from then on, you get me a true crime book and you are my best friend. I have read several of them since, but I'm just going to talk about the three that I liked the best.

Here are the Three

When stressed, bored or just tired, reading is the best way to relaxI am not going to tell you the plot as I do not want to spoil it for you. You can read the description and other people's reviews by clicking on the links. What I will tell you though are the reasons I liked each book so much.

Helter Skelter: The True Story of the Manson Murders

This book was written by the prosecutor who handled the case. Vincent Bugliosi wrote it so well, that is is impossible to believe that he is not a writer. Though many believe that his helter skelter motive was way too far-fetched, at the last page I just did not care. Anything to put the killers behind bars for the rest of their lives.This story is over 40 years old, but it terrified me the same way it would have had the events taken place just yesterday. There is a reason why it is one of the best selling books ever and my favorite book of all times.
When stressed, bored or just tired, reading is the best way to relax.

Goodbye, Dearest Holly

I can never get enough
This is the latest crime book I read. I bought it thinking that it was written from an investigative point of view just like the others I have read. I was completely disappointed. But not for long.It gives another perspective I'd never though of before. The people who are directly touched by the crime. The victims themselves, their family and friends. The community too.If you read the description on Amazon, you will see that the book is about the disappearance and eventual discovery of 2 young girls. They were found murdered and dumped in a ditch far from home. Goodbye, Dearest Holly is written by Kelvin Wells, the father of one of the girls. It recounts the events in the saddest way. You will cry with the family, get frustrated when they do and wish that they would wake up one morning only to realize that it was just a bad nightmare.

Death Sentence: The inside Story of John List Murders

This book has been written from yet another totally different but very interesting perspective.You have heard about crimes and the investigation. That is usually the angle that becomes very public.You have heard about the Victims and the family that is left aside. This is the one that makes you tear up.How about the perpetrator? What if you were taken back to way before to when he is just another father, another husband or even a quiet neighbor.This is the most terrifying angle. It makes you start asking yourself how well you know the people around you. And that is exactly what this book does.

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