Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Review: 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 Evidence of Love: A True Story of Passion and Death in the Suburbs by John Bloom
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I remember watching a made for TV movie inspired by this years ago.

Short version: Early 1980s Texas. One church-going housewife murders another, in a pretty violent, nasty way. Why? And, how does her community respond?

This is old (a reissue), and it works in that the time period being depicted is shown "in the moment," rather than with a historical distance. But, that is also a flaw, because I would have liked more distance: more judgment, more post-crime information on the key players, more analysis that only time can give. And, in a way, less judgment -- the women were judged for what they did or not do with their lives and their marriages, and while those were the judgments of the time, today, there would have been more sympathy, in some places; and less in others.

But if you like true crime, it's a quick read; and it's easy enough to do a google search to find out what happened to the survivors after.





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