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Evidence of Love: A True Story of Passion and Death in the Suburbs

Evidence of Love: A True Story of Passion and Death in the Suburbs

Written by John Bloom and Jim Atkinson

Narrated by Charles Constant


Evidence of Love: A True Story of Passion and Death in the Suburbs

Written by John Bloom and Jim Atkinson

Narrated by Charles Constant

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4.5/5 (37 ratings)
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12 hours
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Released:
Jan 29, 2019
ISBN:
9781541445598
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Description

Candy Montgomery and Betty Gore had a lot in common: They sang together in the Methodist church choir, their daughters were best friends, and their husbands had good jobs working for technology companies in the north Dallas suburbs known as Silicon Prairie. But beneath the placid surface of their seemingly perfect lives, both women simmered with unspoken frustrations and unanswered desires.

On a hot summer day in 1980, the secret passions and jealousies that linked Candy and Betty exploded into murderous rage. What happened next is usually the stuff of fiction. But the bizarre and terrible act of violence that occurred in Betty's utility room that morning was all too real.

Based on exclusive interviews with the Montgomery and Gore families, Evidence of Love is the riveting account of a gruesome tragedy and the trial that made national headlines when the defendant entered the most unexpected of pleas: not guilty by reason of self-defense (Fort Worth Star-Telegram).

Adapted into the Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning television movie A Killing in a Small Town, this chilling tale of sin and savagery will "fascinate true crime aficionados" (Kirkus Reviews).

Publisher:
Released:
Jan 29, 2019
ISBN:
9781541445598
Format:
Audiobook

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About the author

John Bloom is an investigative journalist and the author of nine books. A Pulitzer Prize nominee and three-time finalist for the National Magazine Award, he has written for Rolling Stone, Playboy, Newsweek, and the Village Voice, among other publications. In addition to coauthoring, with Jim Atkinson, true crime classic Evidence of Love (1983), he penned, most recently, Eccentric Orbits: The Iridium Story (2016), an Amazon Best Book of the Year So Far heralded by the Wall Street Journal as “a panoramic narrative . . . big, gutsy, exciting.” Bloom has also written several books of humor and film criticism and hosted television shows as his alter ego, Joe Bob Briggs. He lives in New York City.  


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  • (5/5)
    Absolutely Gripping! I could not put this down. The crime (described towards the very end of the book) is so brutal! Really well written and a fantastic read.
  • (5/5)
    Best true crime book I've ever read. Loved the structure.
  • (1/5)

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    On, and on, and on, and on. This story just dragged - OMG - I’m surprised they didn’t the include the biography of the dog breeder of the dogs that Betty owned. Oh for crying out loud. Even the defense lawyer had every minute of his life detailed, but at end you don’t know what became of Candy and her family. I do not recommend this book - my Ford Escort driver’s manual is more to the point, and more interesting than this eternal 30 chapter book.

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    2 people found this helpful

    Candy Montgomery kills Betty Gore with an ax, striking her 41 times, claiming self defense! A must-read for any true crime fans. The writing is excellent and the story is truly engrossing. This is one story that is so incredible, and the writing so in depth and descriptive that you'll find yourself wanting to discuss this case with anyone who will listen.

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  • (5/5)

    1 person found this helpful

    Evidence of Love", by John Bloom and Jim Atkinson , is about a real-life axe murder that took place several years ago in Texas.

    it has great reviews on amazon and I am definitely looking forward to reading this one.

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    on Wednesday, January 30, 2008 I wrote...


    Very interesting read. Different than the normal true crime books.
    You will find out only at the end of the book what really happened.
    Very well written and a book I recommend for any true crime reader.

    Completed this yesterday. January 29th 2008
    4.5 stars out of 5

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