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A Circle of Wives

LaPlante, Alice (Book - 2014)
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
A Circle of Wives
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When Dr. John Taylor is found dead in a hotel room in his own hometown, 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 first expected. Behind this renowned plastic surgeon, family man, and community spokesman, was not only one great woman but three of them. A closeted polygamist, Dr. Taylor had lived three lives with three very different women in three separate cities. And when these three women all show up at his funeral, suspicions run high. Detective Adams soon finds herself delving through marital secrets and broken love in order to track down a murderer inside this deceitful web of lies.
Authors: LaPlante, Alice, 1958-
Title: A circle of wives
Published: New York :, Atlantic Monthly Press,, [2014]
Characteristics: 311 pages ;,24 cm
Summary: When Dr. John Taylor is found dead in a hotel room in his own hometown, 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 first expected. Behind this renowned plastic surgeon, family man, and community spokesman, was not only one great woman but three of them. A closeted polygamist, Dr. Taylor had lived three lives with three very different women in three separate cities. And when these three women all show up at his funeral, suspicions run high. Detective Adams soon finds herself delving through marital secrets and broken love in order to track down a murderer inside this deceitful web of lies.
Local Note: 1 2 3 4
ISBN: 0802122345
9780802122346
Branch Call Number: F LAP
Statement of Responsibility: Alice LaPlante
Copyright Date: ©2014
Subject Headings: Murder Investigation Fiction. Plastic surgeons Crimes against Fiction. Women detectives Fiction.
Genre/Form: Mystery fiction.
Suspense fiction.
Topical Term: Murder
Plastic surgeons
Women detectives
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Aug 30, 2014
  • kkelly00 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

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.

Jun 08, 2014
  • brenstuhl4456 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Thriller. Keeps you on the edge of your seat.

"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

Apr 03, 2014
  • ehbooklover rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

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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