Most popular True stories books
The most popular True stories books currently available. Updated weekly.
A powerful, moving sequel to the bestselling The Elephant Whisperer that tells the story of one woman's fight to protect a herd of elephants.
From the million-copy bestselling author comes the true story of a neglected little girl whose cries for attention have been met in all the wrong ways, until now.
From the heart of the cold war to the current hostilities between Russia and the West, this is the definitive account of the events that led to the Skripal poisoning.
The remarkable David-against-Goliath story of the lawyer who took on industrial conglomerate DuPont in a huge class action - and won. Soon to be a major motion picture.
THE AWARD-WINNING INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLERby Edith Eger, as seen on BBC Breakfast Even in hell, hope can flower'I'll be forever changed by her story' - Oprah Winfrey 'One of those rare and eternal stories you don't want to end' - Desmond Tutu'A masterpiece of holocaust literature.
From the bestselling author of Killing Pablo, a haunting and gripping account of the true-life search for the perpetrator of a hideous crime-the abduction and likely murder of two young girls in 1975-and the skilful work of the cold case team that finally brought their kidnapper to justice.
I've been in the presence of people who have killed; I've been in rooms where people have been killed. Through tireless research and perseverance, Mark takes us on a journey of discovery gathering and pursuing new evidence, earning the trust of silent witnesses and sharing the personal toll this extraordinary job takes on him.
The heartbreaking story of three vulnerable, damaged siblings, and the big brother fighting to keep together the only family he has left.
The shocking true story of the biggest corporate fraud since Enron, a gripping cautionary tale set amid the bold promises and gold-rush frenzy of Silicon Valley.
But above all, he tells the nail-bitingly poignant human story of the families waiting ashore, of the desperate efforts of British, Norwegian and Russian rescuers, and of the Kursk sailors, trapped in the aft compartnemt, waiting for rescue, as a horrified world followed their battle to stay alive .
**THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER****Longlisted for the Baillie Gifford Prize for Non-Fiction****BBC RADIO 4 BOOK OF THE WEEK** 'A modern masterpiece' GuardianUncovering the mystery of her mother's disappearance as a child: Laura Cumming, prize-winning author and art critic, takes a closer look at her family story.
Adultery, alcoholism, drugs and murder on the suburban streets of Bournemouth.
The horrific true story of the murder of Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi consulate: how it happened, why it happened and what happened next
In those two dark nights in Los Angeles, O'Neill finds the story of California in the sixties: when charlatans mixed with prodigies, free love was as possible as brainwashing, and utopia-or dystopia-was just an acid trip away.
The true story of an abused childhood, of shocking brutality and life as the daughter of notorious serial killer, and master manipulator, Rose West.
A spellbinding and dramatic account of Shanghai's lawless 1930s and two of its most notorious criminals, by the author of the prize winning Midnight in Peking
Innocent is the shocking true story of little Molly and Kit, siblings, aged 3 years and 18 months, who are brought into care as an emergency after suffering non-accidental injuries.
A few days later, Simon staggered into Base Camp, exhausted and frost-bitten, with news that that Joe was dead. What happened to Joe, and how the pair dealt with the psychological traumas that resulted when Simon was forced into the appalling decision to cut the rope, makes not only an epic of survival but a compelling testament of friendship.
The gripping life story of the great war correspondent Marie Colvin told by one of her closest friendsWinner of the James Tait Black AwardMarie Colvin was glamorous, hard-drinking, braver than the boys, with a troubled and rackety personal life.
** BBC RADIO 4 BOOK OF THE WEEK **`It has always seemed to me that what I write about is humanity in extremis, pushed to the unendurable, and that it is important to tell people what really happens in wars.' Marie Colvin, 2001Marie Colvin was glamorous, hard-drinking, braver than the boys, with a troubled and rackety personal life.
Maybe some things are better left unexplained...
A mother's story behind one of the most dramatic true crime cases in recent history
A searing and unforgettable story of friendship in battle, this title brings to life the intensity and raw emotion of those sixteen months, showing how the fight reshaped the lives of author and his men and how the love and faith they found in one another ultimately kept them alive.
The explosive true story of life in MI5 from the number one bestselling author of Soldier Spy, Tom Marcus.
Fifteen years ago, Jeannie's relationship with a close friend ended in rape. With the rise of the #MeToo movement, recurring nightmares have returned and to process her conflicted feelings of betrayal she resolves to face her trauma head-on.
A special updated anniversary edition of the classic account of the Apollo 11 trip to the moon.
The World's Smallest Dog with the World's Biggest Heart
The inside story of the world's most notorious cults.
America's master of true crime presents her biggest book yet: the long-awaited story of the terrifying Green River killings, with more than 48 young women victims, and a murderer who hid his horrific addiction for two decades. of photos.
Hollywood royalty, rock stars, and models flocked to the hotel's club to order bottle after bottle of Dom and to snort lines alongside narcos, hit men, and gunrunners, all while marathon orgies burned upstairs in elaborate fantasy suites.
A teenager's addiction from the parent's point of view - a real-time chronicle of the shocking descent into substance abuse and the gradual emergence into hope.
The remarkable true story of a Syrian ambulance driver, who built a cat sanctuary in war-torn Aleppo
A devastating story of coercive control and domestic homicide. Why would an 'ordinary' father murder his family?
'One remarkable woman' The TimesIn 2013, Astrid Holleeder decided to testify against one of the world's highest-profile gangsters: her brother Willem.
The extraordinary - and never before told - story of Alastair Cram, the British soldier who escaped from prisoner-of-war camps not once but more than twenty times.
The inspirational story of a female pilot who led the way for women in space, written by an award-winning British journalist.
Charlie Bronson has spent decades in solitary confinement, and yet has stayed as fit as a fiddle, gaining several world strength and fitness records in the process. This book, a guide to getting fit and staying fit, reveals just how he's done it. It shows you the best way to burn those calories, tone your abs, and build your stamina.
For almost three decades, Georgia Tann was nationally lauded for her work at her children's home. In reality she was selling many of her charges - often neglected abused, and stolen from their birth parents - to wealthy clients nationwide.
"Barbara O'Hare was just 12 when she was admitted to the psychiatric hospital, Aston Hall, in 1971. From a troubled home, she'd hoped she would find sanctuary there. But within hours, Barbara was tied down, drugged with sodium amytal--a truth-telling drug--and then abused by its head physician, Dr Kenneth Milner"--Back cover.
A thrilling and highly newsworthy military adventure in the burning rubble of Islamic State.