A Circle of Wives

A Circle of Wives

Book - 2014
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When Dr. John Taylor is found dead in a hotel room in his own hometown, the local police find enough incriminating evidence to suspect foul play. Detective Samantha Adams, whose posh Palo Alto beat usually covers small-town crimes, is innocently thrown into a high-profile murder case that is more intricately intertwined than she could ever imagine. A renowned plastic surgeon, respected family man and active community spokesman, Dr. Taylor was well loved and admired. But, hidden from the public eye, he led a secret life-in fact, multiple lives. A closeted polygamist, Dr. Taylor was married to three very different women in three separate cities. And when these three unsuspecting women show up at his funeral, suspicions run high. Detective Adams soon finds herself tracking down a murderer through a deceitful web of lies, marital discord and broken dreams. With a rare combination of gripping storytelling, vivid prose and remarkable insight into character, Alice LaPlante brings to life a story of passion and obsession that will haunt readers long after they turn the final page. A charged, provocative and surprising psychological thriller, A Circle of Wives dissects the dynamics of love and marriage, of trust and jealousy, and poses the terrifying question: How well do you really know your spouse?

Publisher: Toronto : HarperCollinsPublishersLtd., c2014.
ISBN: 9781443433662
Characteristics: 311 p. ;,23 cm.


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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. http://www.libraryaware.com/996/NewsletterIssues/ViewIssue/4787b6e3-0d15-41b5-8d26-1475253dca28?postId=3be71b4b-2ba6-4447-a08c-ee3763ea6a89

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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