Everybody loves to read a good crime story, especially if it’s based on the real life events. If you ask me, there is no better true crime book than In cold blood by Truman Capote. There is something truly unsettling about knowing that someone actually committed these atrocious crimes. If you haven’t had a chance to read this book, then stop reading right now, get yourself a copy, and get back to us after you are done because we are stepping into a spoiler territory.
Two crooks who were trying to reach the American dream by stealing and murdering ended up destroying the lives of an American family that had obtained the dream through hard work. This dichotomy between victims and murderers is mind-boggling. This book was published in the 60s, but the story has a timeless quality to it.
By far the most captivating parts of this particular story are the motives and what led to this gruesome outcome. If this refresher whet your appetite for crime stories, check out this post on famous crimes.