Helter Skelter is a book about the account on how a defense attorney built a case from scratch with meticulous detective work, to get Charles Manson convicted. It depicts the twisted relation Manson had with his "family" - men and women who lived with him in the desert, and recounts their killings.
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Pro Plenty of real evidence of the trial case available in this book
Since the writer was also the lead prosecutor of the case, and also one of its investigators, there is enough evidence on this book to make the reader an expert on Charles Manson.
Pro Best Seller with 4.5/5 stars rating
7 million copies of this book were sold. Its rating on Amazon is 4.5 stars.
Pro Several formats available
It is available in paperback, hardcover, audiobook and ebook(Kindle) formats.
Con A little dense for non detail-oriented people
The amount of detail in this book is staggering, and some people found the evidence roundups and the pages depicting the trial too repetitive for their taste.
Con The Kindle version does not include the original photos
Due to permission issues, the 50+ pages containing original photos of the case are not included in the Kindle version, so bear this in mind if you're buying it in the electronic format.