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A Circle of Wives

A Circle of Wives

Book - 2014
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* An Indie Next Pick
* A LibraryReads Selection
* An Amazon Best Book of the Month (Mysteries & Thrillers)
* A Daily Candy Best Book of March
* One of More Magazine's "Five Thrillers Not to Read After Dark"

When Dr. John Taylor turns up dead in a hotel room, the local police uncover enough incriminating evidence to suspect foul play. Detective Samantha Adams, whose Palo Alto beat usually covers petty crimes, is innocently thrown into a high-profile case that is more complicated than any she has faced before. A renowned reconstructive surgeon and a respected family man, Dr. Taylor was beloved and admired. But beneath his perfect façade was a hidden life--in fact, multiple lives. Dr. Taylor was married to three very different women in three separate cities. As the circumstances surrounding his death emerge, Detective Adams finds herself tracking down a murderer through a tangled web of marital deception and revenge. New York Times bestselling author Alice LaPlante's haunting and complex novel of family secrets dissects--with scalpel-like agility--the intricacies of desire and commitment, trust and jealousy.
Publisher: New York : Atlantic Monthly Press, [2014]
ISBN: 9780802122346
Characteristics: 311 pages ; 24 cm


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When a prominent surgeon is found dead in a Palo Alto hotel, local police detective Samantha Adams is assigned to the case. She discovers that the doctor is married to three different women in three different states. Is one of his wives the murderer?

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Oct 05, 2016

A great read with a twist I didn't see coming - couldn't put it down.

PimaLib_MargaretB May 05, 2015

My book club is still talking about this title. Obviously a thought provoking twist or two.

Aug 30, 2014

A successful surgeon dies leaving two wives and a fiance, only the first aware of all but one of the others. The wives include the original wealthy controlling wife, a less-educated slightly younger woman, a younger doctor and an the even younger fiance. The wives interact during the investigation and contemplate how they did not know this man.

brenstuhl4456 Jun 08, 2014

Thriller. Keeps you on the edge of your seat.

ChristchurchLib Apr 13, 2014

"Small-town detective Samantha Adams investigates the murder of a well-known and well-liked plastic surgeon who turns out to have been a closeted polygamist when his three wives show up at his funeral." Thrillers and Suspense April 2014 newsletter.

ehbooklover Apr 03, 2014

When a man is found dead in a hotel room, the investigation into the cause of his death reveals that he was married to three very different women. The story is told via the perspectives of each these three wives, and from the perspective of a young female detective who is assigned to work the murder case. Short chapters and lots of interesting and very complicated female characters made this title hard to put down. My only issue with the book was that the ending was somewhat predictable.


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