In Cold Blood

In Cold BloodIn Cold Blood is a true crime novel based on a grisly family murder. While it incorporates many things from writer’s imagination, it is also based, mostly, on fairly professional journalism.

The main highlight is definitely the novel’s characters, especially the killers, as despite coming off very authentic they are also extremely complex and fascinating individuals. The plot might feel a bit dull at times and some of its revelations can come off as underwhelming, but that’s just the nature of the real world. Nonetheless, expecting something akin to a documentary I was really pleasantly surprised by a couple of amazing twists I admit I didn’t see coming.

Definitely worth a read if you are interested in criminal minds, particularly psychopathy.

Positive: Negative:
Extremely complex, interesting characters The unexpectedness of the plot is somewhat marred down by it being based on a real story
Surprisingly captivating plot
A few surprising twists
Provides a lot of insight into the criminal mind
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