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From the New York Times bestselling author of Turn of Mind comes a new psychological thriller that delves into the secret polygamous family life of a prominent doctor who managed to pull off the perfect lieuntil he turned up dead
A Circle of Wives
978-0-8021-2292-6 • $15.00 • Paperback • Jan. 2015
An Indie Next Pick for March 2014
A March LibraryReads Selection
An Amazon Best Book of the Month in Mysteries & Thrillers (March 2014)
Alice LaPlante’s bestselling debut novel Turn of Mind garnered universal critical acclaim and awards as a tour de force that delivered the suspense of a thriller and the resonance of a literary family drama. In A Circle of Wives, LaPlante returns with a scandalous and spellbinding story of marital deception, revenge, and murder.
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, a respected family man, and an active community spokesman, Dr. Taylor was well loved and admired. But, hidden from the public eye, he led a secret lifein 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, trust and jealousy, and poses the terrifying question: How well do you really know your spouse?