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Evidence of Love

A True Story of Passion and Death in the Suburbs
Narrated by: Charles Constant
Length: 12 hrs and 32 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (112 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

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).

©1983 John Bloom and James R. Atkinson (P)2019 Tantor

Critic Reviews

"An extraordinary book.... As compelling as the best fiction and as thorough as the best history." (Dallas Times Herald)

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FINALLY!!!

This was AWESOME! I could not stop listening! I love true crime, it’s my favorite genre and I’m a tough one to please. This book was fascinating and I had never heard of it. I really enjoyed this one .

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  • JBT3
  • HACKETTSTOWN, NJ, United States
  • 02-10-19

Excellent writing and narration. 5 stars!

I listen to/read a lot of true crime and this is one of the best.

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Compelling true story

Great narrator. Have to admit the description of the killing and autopsy were very difficult to hear, even for a true crime fan. Unlike other crime stories, this one stayed with me. Kind of unbelievable. I wonder what happened to all involved in the following years.

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great listen

Loved this book! I listen to a lot of true crime and I think this is going to go in the "listen again" section if my library.

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Full on Baloney

They gave the defendant way to much credit.
She was a devious dog ! Montgomery is a pathological liar.

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Awesome Listen

I live in Collin County and thought I knew this story. I was wrong. It’s a great listen with details you do not want to miss.

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Great book from start to finish

true crime at it's best. took me out of my space and made me feel like I was right there.

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Ending is shocking

Great true crime book, well written and the characters leap from the speakers. I was shocked at the ending as I knew nothing about this true crime before I listened to the audiobook.
The American legal system at it's worst.

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Murder Mystery?

I love the the murder mystery genre, and this book kept you guessing. Couldn't stop listening.

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Great Book!

Well written, very personal, takes you right in to witness this strange case. Tries to help explain the unexplainable in a journalistic style of peeling back the layers of some strange people.