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Evidence of Love: A True Story of Passion and Death in the Suburbs | John Bloom, Jim Atkinson
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Edgar Award Finalist: The sensational true story of two desperate housewives and the killing that shocked a Texas 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 Bettys utility room that morning was all too real. Based on exclusive interviews with the Gore and Montgomery families, 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 Awardwinning television movie A Killing in a Small Town, this chilling tale of sin and savagery will fascinate true crime aficionados (Kirkus Reviews).
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Thanks to @Reviewsbylola I starting reading this two days ago and I have done little else but read this book since then. For #truecrime fans, this is a story of church going couples in Texas in the 80‘s that get tangled up in an affair that ends in an ax murder. It is well written, concise, and to the point without too many legal details but lots of dialogue.

IamIamIam Wow, that escalated quickly!!! Lol 3mo
Suet624 @IamIamIam 😂 😂 😂 Sure did! 3mo
Crazeedi I love when a book has me entranced and I can hardly do anything else! My hubby doesnt seem to agree! 😉❤ 3mo
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Mdargusch It is a crazy story @IamIamIam @Suet624 The murderer actually left the vacation bible school where she was volunteering to do the deed. 😲 3mo
Suet624 Oh for God‘s sake! Of course she did. 3mo
Mdargusch For some reason true crime usually does that to me @Crazeedi Fortunately, my husband was out of town, so I could read for hours. 😆 3mo
IamIamIam I stacked this!!! I love all @Reviewsbylola and your true crime recommendations!!! 🤗💙 3mo
Crazeedi @Mdargusch that's perfect then!😉❤ 3mo
Mdargusch This is one of my new favorites @IamIamIam 😁 3mo
Reviewsbylola Wow, that was quick!!! 3mo
Mdargusch It helps that I have no life @Reviewsbylola 🤷🏼‍♀️ 3mo
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If you‘re into true crime, this is a good one! It‘s 1980 and a suburban housewife is hacked to death in her own home in broad daylight. Investigators realize early on that the perp was someone she knew. But who would commit such a brutal crime and why? The author did an excellent job of weaving this story so that it reads like fiction.

And how cool are the vintage covers!? #truecrime

DrexEdit I'm not a huge true crime fan but I read this book because it was by John Bloom who is also Joe Bob Briggs, the drive-in movie critic. This is an excellent book and very cool vintage covers. The book is not easy to find anymore. I'm sure this book has weathered the years better than the Joe Bob books have though. 4mo
Reviewsbylola I actually read this one because I saw it offered on kindle unlimited. Def worth it for those that subscribe. If I were going to buy it, I would have to seek out the vintage covers. I‘m sure you‘re right—they can‘t be easy to find! @DrexEdit 4mo
Leftcoastzen Love those covers! 4mo
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Mdargusch Stacking! Do you own or did you get it on overdrive? (edited) 3mo
Reviewsbylola Kindle unlimited. @Mdargusch 3mo
Cinfhen Ooohhhh! I have Prime reading but not Kindle Unlimited/ need to see what the deal is 2mo
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Everyone has left the lake house except me and the kids. 😭 The loneliness is real. However my kids are happy to be seeing Toy Story 4 for the second time right now. No matter how good @Mdargusch says it is, I‘m not a movie person. I brought my kindle. 😆 Am I the only one that does that?

TrishB I‘m not a film person either! Generally feels like wasted reading time. 4mo
JoScho I always take my kindle to the movies. 😊 (edited) 4mo
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squirrelbrain @Reviewsbylola @trishb same here - I don‘t often watch films.... I‘d far rather read a book! 4mo
Mimi28 I only like animated movies - computer animation was part of my major for a while 4mo
brit91 Awwww!💖💖💖 4mo
britt_brooke 😍 4mo
britt_brooke I‘m not a movie person either. 📖>🎥 4mo
Megabooks I‘m definitely not a movie person. Enjoy your kindle! I hope y‘all had a great family vacation!! 4mo
Reviewsbylola It‘s been amazing. Back to reality in two days and school starts in 2.5 weeks. 😱 @megabooks 4mo
Livelovebark I‘m not, not a movie person, but i also get bored just watching so i take my crochet with me so i can multi task😆 4mo
Mdargusch I‘m glad you liked the movie. 👍🏼 4mo
Cinfhen I like a good movie every now & then 2mo
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I'm all about #truecrime right now and I just finished this one. Full of salacious small town gossip and intrigue, you can practically hear the church ladies burning up the phone lines. Sex, crime, and murder abound. While it certainly doesn't deserve a Nobel for great literature, it's easy to see why Lifetime made a movie. Quick, entertaining read. And the kicker? The murderess is still alive and is now a therapist here in Georgia! 😱

LeahBergen My best friend and I bonded over the reading of this book in the ‘80s (the one on the right)! 😂 1y
cathysaid @LeahBergen Isn't it bizarre?!? 🙄 1y
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Wow, true crime lovers check this one out. It's a doozy. Written back in the 80s, it's been released again recently. I like these old true crime books as they don't give away the whole blasted story on the first page. Lets just say this one has quite a surprise victim and even more of a surprise killer, who could almost talk their way out of anything, except a murder conviction. You'll also be surprised at the sentence.

Cinfhen You've peeked my interest 😜 2y
Kaye It's really different. Not sure I've read one with this scenario before. 👀 2y
1MoreChapter A movie was made based on this murder starring Barbara Hershey, it was good as well 2y
Kaye Oh I didn't know that. Thanks ! 2y
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