Who doesn’t just love cuddling up in a warm blanket by the fire and reading a gripping crime book? Well, maybe not all of us, but for some, this is a perfect way to spend a Friday night.
People love the sense of adrenaline created by reading a crime novel, but with the security of knowing we’re safe in our houses. There’s also a need to figure out what happens, or how it’s resolved, which gets us addicted to finishing the book as quickly as possible.
If you’re looking for a new story that will keep you on the edge of your seat, you are in the right spot! We’re going to discuss the best crime books to read!
Getting Life: An Innocent Man’s 25-Year Journey from Prison to Peace
“How terrible would it be if an innocent person was wrongly accused and convicted of such a heinous crime?”, a professional criminal defense attorney from Florida stated, see website. Well, this happened to Michael Morton.
Based on a true story, Morton, the author, explains how he was wrongfully accused of the murder of this wife. He came home from work just like any other day, except on that day he walked in on the awful site that his wife had been brutally murdered.
The Texas justice system quickly pinned the murder on Morton, even though there was not much evidence to support their claims. The court sentenced him to life in prison. From this point on, he spent 25 years in prison, was forced to grieve the loss of his wife alone, and he lost contact with his son, which he had with her.
The book describes the first-hand experience Morton had, in jail, and how he was able to prove himself innocent. His story has twists and turns, keeping readers hooked while reading. If you’re looking for a book that’s different from your traditional crime book, Getting Life: An Innocent Man’s 25-Year Journey from Prison to Peace by Michael Morton is the one for you.
A must-read if you love thriller books. Gillian Flynn, the author of this fiction crime book, creates a story about Amy and Nick Dunne. They are a seemingly happy couple, until one day Amy goes missing. Nick is soon the prime suspect for the disappearance of his wife.
Flynn sets up the book with alternative points of view, one chapter with the voice of Amy and the next chapter from the perspective of Nick. In the middle of the thriller, the reader will start to put together all the pieces about what really happened with Amy.
It’s a book that once you start reading, you can’t put down. You must figure out what is really going on. As a novel on the New York Times Best Seller list, Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn is a must-read.
My Sister. The Serial Killer
An exciting plot for a crime book, Oyinkan Braithwaite, the author, tells a story about two sisters, one being the murderer, and the other helping to cover the whole thing up. The narrator is Korede, a Nigerian nurse, who is jealous of her sister Ayoola, who is beautiful and cheerful.
Korede would do anything to protect her sister, even clean up her sister’s murder, and not only once. The novel tells the story of Ayoola’s newest victim, her boyfriend, and how the two sisters work together, so the police never find out the truth with many twists and turns.
The journey is exciting and gets interesting when Ayoola starts to lure in the man her sister has been in love with. Korede must figure out if she should save the man she loves or protect her sister.
My Sister. The Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite is an excellent choice if you enjoy reading about love, family, and loyalty, all tied together with a thrilling crime plot.
The Bottom Line
We have put together a list of some unique crime books to read. They are not your classic murder stories but are worth getting a copy and diving in.
Getting Life: An Innocent Man’s 25-Year Journey from Prison to Peace by Michael Morton, Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn, and My Sister. The Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite all have their own intriguing storylines, which will keep you hooked to continue reading until the end.