Helter Skelter by Vincent Bugliosi
On Aug. 8, 1969, members of the Manson family broke into a Los Angeles home and murdered five people, including actress Sharon Tate and her unborn child. Charles Manson, leader of the makeshift commune that made up the Manson "family," is currently serving a life sentence for ordering those murders, as well as committing others. Written by the prosecutor of his trial, Vincent Bugliosi, Helter Skelter is a firsthand account of the case. The accuracy and detail makes the crime all the more chilling.