While we love nothing more than a true-crime Netflix binge (try Don’t F**k With Cats: Hunting an Internet Killer or I Am a Killer) or listening to a true-crime podcast, sometimes, the best feeling is just curling up on the couch with a good book and some wine.
And if you’re like us, your taste in books generally leans toward the thriller variety – YOU, The Girl on the Train and Gone Girl all started out as books, and while these are terrific works of fiction, perhaps you’re ready to (or have already) forayed into true crime territory.
We’ve rounded up a selection of true crime books to be released (or are in-stores already) in 2020 to add to your to-read list, from The Third Rainbow Girl to American Sherlock.
A cautionary warning: Perhaps don’t read these before bed, yeah?
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Okay, this is technically an updated edition and is not ‘new’ new, but it is still marvellous and worth a mention. The Phantom Prince: My Life with Ted Bundy, an update of Elizabeth Kendall’s 1981 memoir, was released in early January and has predominantly received five-star ratings.
According to Amazon, where the book sits at number two in the true-crime space, the novel details Kendall’s “six-year relationship with serial killer Ted Bundy, includes a new introduction and a new afterword by the author, never-before-seen photos, and a startling new chapter from the author’s daughter, Molly, who has not previously shared her story”.
You likely already know the story of one of America’s most prolific serial killers, Ted Bundy, but perhaps a perspective from a former partner of his is the fresh angle you need.
You can devour The Phantom Prince: My Life with Ted Bundy now.