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

By John Bloom & Jim Atkinson - Rating: 8/10

Outside of Helter Skelter, I have not read much true crime literature. I picked this one mainly because is was co-written by John Bloom (and it’s super cheap on Kindle). It details the story of a brutal axe murder that took place is suburban Dallas in the early eighties. The book is written in a narrative style that makes it feel more like a novel than a journalistic undertaking. That said, this was meticulously researched and based on interviews with most of the primary players (except, of course, the deceased Betty Gore). It’s not so much a mystery who-done-it (the killer is revealed in the first chapters) as it is a why-done-it.

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