Evidence of Love: A True Story of Passion and Death in the Suburbs PDF AZW3 EPUB MOBI TXT Download

The “fascinating” true story behind the HBO Max and Hulu series about Texas housewife Candy Montgomery and the bizarre murder that shocked a community (Los Angeles Times Book Review). 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 Gore and Montgomery families, Edgar Award finalist Evidence of Love is the “superbly written” 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—as well as the new limited series Candy on Hulu and Love and Death on HBO Max—this chilling tale of sin and savagery will “fascinate true crime aficionados” (Kirkus Reviews).

John Bloom
January 2, 2018
386 pages

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“A bizarre story well-researched and superbly written and told with just enough suspense to keep the reader turning pages.” —Fort Worth Star-Telegram   “An extraordinary book . . . As compelling as the best fiction and as thorough as the best history.” —Dallas Times Herald   “Gripping as true crime drama, the book is also distinguished by its social and psychological insights.” —Library Journal “Carefully researched . . . this middle-American tragedy should fascinate true-crime aficionados.” —Kirkus Reviews   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.  Jim Atkinson is an award-winning reporter, television correspondent, and crime writer. The founding editor of D, the magazine of Dallas, he has contributed to Esquire, Gourmet, GQ, Texas Monthly, and the New York Times, among other publications. He is the coauthor, with John Bloom, of true crime classic Evidence of Love (1983), and author of The View from Nowhere (1987), a guide to “the best serious drinking bars in America.” Atkinson lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.   <div id="

  • I was bamboozled into buying this crummy book by the lure of a discount. What a waste of time and money. It’s so repulsive that I removed it from my kindle. To readers who might be similarly tempted, be forewarned: it’s just another trashy blame-the-victim extravaganza. The book is told, sympathetically, from the point of view of Candy Montgomery, who hacked Betty Gore to death with an axe, forty-one times. At the trial she pleaded self-defense, and the most soulless jury on the planet bought it.Needless to say, we’re never going to get Betty’s version of what happened (I have a feeling that it would have been quite different from Candy’s version); and apparently, that’s just fine with the authors.Where is the compassion for the victim of this tragedy? There is none. As Dominick Dunne pointed out, in every murder trial the victim is put on trial. The defense has to make the victim as unsympathetic as possible, implying that he/she deserved to be killed. The authors seem to think that it was okay to take Betty’s life because 1) she was a hypochondriac, and 2) she whined a lot.Okay, so she whined a lot. She still didn’t deserve to be hacked into a bloody pulp. And the authors only briefly mention the fact that Betty seemed to have turned a corner in her attitude toward others, and become more openly giving.And as if her losing her life wasn’t enough, Betty’s jerk husband wonders if he ever really loved her.What an act of supreme selfishness, on the part of the husband and the authors! They blithely ignore the horrible pain such a remark would cause the only two completely innocent people in the book: Betty’s daughters.Their mother was brutally and suddenly taken from them when they were very young – one was a baby, who never knew her mother- and they weren’t even allowed to have the consolation that their father loved their mother.This is a lousy book. The editors of Amazon should be ashamed of themselves for promoting it.
  • When I received this book I was disappointed because I thought, by the description, that it was written this year. I looked it up and when I saw the cover of the initial printing I was sure that I’d read it in the 1980s, and I almost returned it.Thank goodness that I didn’t! I could hardly put this book down. It was extremely well written and read more like a novel. Too often true crime authors spend too much time on the investigation and trial. Being a fan of Ann Rule’s style of writing about the people involved, I found Evidence of Love to surpass the majority of true crime books that I’ve read.My only complaint is that there were no pictures. As I read I often did searches on my phone to try to find the photos of Candace Montgomery, Betty Gore, their husbands and others.This was an excellent book and I highly recommend it.
  • Despite the grisly nature of this true crime novel, it is also an interesting delve into the minds of both victim and perpetrator, plus an interesting account of small town America – its cultural principles and pretences and what really goes on in people’s heads in their homes and in their churches (sometimes). It is also a very gripping story about the justice system and how people operate from within. And how close friends of the perpetrator and strangers, all in their individual ways, dealt with an abominable crime also kept me reading. But what is most fascinating of all about this book is how two ordinary suburban housewives came to find themselves face-to-face in the horrid situation that they did. The scene slowly unravels for the reader until we, too, are facing what can only be a horrendous outcome. The last chapter is an excellent summary (or surmise if you like) of what went on in the minds of those two women in the utility room of a suburban home. A good can’t-put-down read.
  • This true crime takes place in a small town near Dallas in 1980. Candy Montgomery and Betty Gore were friends, both married and raising small children, and both very active in their small church. One day, one of them is murdered, hit 41 times with an axe, and apparently the other one did it.I’m giving this book five stars because every time I put it down, I couldn’t wait to get back to it. What a well-written book! In chapter one, Candy is in her car, hurrying back tothe church to help with lunch on the last day of Bible School. She is concentrating very hard on the tasks at hand. No one sees her bandaged toe or notices the cut near her hairline.At the beginning, the reader knows of the grizzly murder, and who did it. But not why. And not the details of exactly what happened in that utility room on that morning.If you enjoy true crime, and haven’t read this book yet (written in 1984) or are familiar with the story, it should hold your interest. Seems to me it’s hard to find true crime books published today that are this good. One minor fault: The title on the cover. Doesn’t seem like a good fit for the contents inside. Five stars.That’s how the reader knowsIt was first published in 1984, at a time when I couldn’t get my fill of true crime books. Since I didn’t read this one, and I don’t remember hearing about it,
  • How Candy Montgomery got away with murder is another classic Twinkie Defense case. What an absolute crock of bull! Not only did poor Betty lose her life and was taken away from her two young daughters, they make her out to be an insecure cook who abused pain pills. Betty was popular in school, college educated, school teacher, and took on a big program at her church, yet the writer leads you to believe that she was a wilting daisy. My thoughts and prayers are with Betty’s two daughters. Candy, your day will come when you meet your maker.
  • Enthralling well written. It is as good as the early Ann Rule books. Will look for more from these authors.
  • Very well written, well researched, only thing it lacked was some photos
  • Excellent book, couldn’t put it down. Would definitely recommend to anyone who loves true crime
  • This book kept me enthralled, very strange, but compelling read.
  • Enjoyed reading this book
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