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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 just small-town crimes, is thrown into a high-profile murder case that is more intricately woven than she could have ever imagined. A renowned plastic surgeon, a respected family man and an active community spokesman, Dr. Taylor was well loved and admired. But he led a secret life, hidden from the public eye-in fact, multiple lives. A closeted polygamist, Dr. Taylor was married to three 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 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, trust and jealousy, and poses the terrifying question: How well do you really know your spouse?

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  • ISBN: 9781443433679
  • ISBN 10: 1443433675
  • Imprint: Harper Perennial
  • On Sale: 03/03/2015
  • Pages: 320
  • List Price: 17.99 CAD
  • BISAC1: FICTION / General

A Circle Of Wives by Alice Laplante

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