It was 1979. Candy Montgomery was a wife, a full time mother to two young children, and very active in the Lucas, Texas Methodist church. But she was bored.
Feeling that her marriage to Pat Montgomery was the source of her boredom, Candy went looking to have an affair. Her first lover would be Allan Gore.
Like Candy, Allan believe his marriage had gone stale but he wasn’t looking to cheat until Candy made her proposition.
The affair would last for a few months before Allan called it quits, deciding to refocus on his wife, Betty Gore.
Unfortunately, that would not simply be the end of it.
In June 1980, Betty was found murdered in the utility room of her home; butchered to death by 41 whacks from an ax.
Authors John Bloom and Jim Atkinson make no effort to hide the killer’s identity right out of the gate in their 1984 true crime book Evidence of Love. Nope, readers know Candy is the killer.
But before they disclose why Candy killed Betty (and it isn’t as simple as the affair with Allan), readers are taken on intense journey that scrutinizes the lives of real desperate housewives. Nothing is left untold in this book, unlike many of the news reports and the made-for-tv movie of the day. The childhood histories, the search for husbands, the secrets between friends, the contractual-style affair, the steamy seductions, the image maintenance – oh yeah, it’s ALL there!
Evidence of Love is one of the BEST true crime books (easily in the top 10) of all time. The ultimate dislosures, perfectly woven story with a bang ending will make you want more, more, MORE! It’s a true crime classic that you don’t want to miss!
Where Are They Now?
Believe it or not, Candy Montgomery, now using her maiden name of Candace Wheeler is working as a therapist in Dawsonville, Georgia – or at least she was. According to a couple of demanding emails I have received from her daughter, the owner of a counseling firm, Candace no longer works in that particular facility – despite several “newsletter” type publications online which state otherwise.
As of December 2010, Pat Montgomery, now known as James Montgomery, was employed with EMS Technologies Defense & Space Division in Norcross, Georgia.
Allan Gore and Elaine Williams eventually divorced (no surprise -right?) but not before losing custody of the girls to Bob and Bertha Pomeroy. After losing custody, he became estranged from his daughters. However, as of this writing, Allan has both daughters as a friend on his Facebook account. He currently lives in Eastport, Maine, with his wife Lindy McClellan Gore.
Alisa Gore, now known as Lisa Harder, is married to a successful building contractor. With their two sons, they live together in Newton, Kansas.
Bethany Gore (very) recently tied the knot and became known as Mrs. Chad Mickey. The couple is residing in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Charles “Bob” Pomeroy passed away June 13, 2003, and was followed by his wife, Bertha Hancock Pomeroy on January 4, 2010.
Attorney Don Crowder committed suicide in 1999.