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A Circle Of Wives

A Circle of WivesWhen a husband or wife turns up dead, most cops will tell you the spouse probably did it. So rookie detective Sam Adams is flummoxed by the murder of a...A Circle of WivesHorrorWhen a husband or wife turns up dead, most cops will tell you the spouse probably did it. So rookie detective Sam Adams is flummoxed by the murder of a...2014-02-27Atlantic Monthly Press
A CIRCLE OF WIVE S Alice LaPlante

A CIRCLE OF WIVES Alice LaPlante

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A Circle of Wives

Genre: Horror; Author: Alice LaPlante; Status: In Season; Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Press

When a husband or wife turns up dead, most cops will tell you the spouse probably did it. So rookie detective Sam Adams is flummoxed by the murder of a local doctor after three women at his funeral all claim to be his wife. Adams figures out pretty quickly how the doctor pulled off such a ruse, but it takes her considerably longer to suss out the guilty wife. The pleasures of this novel — as with LaPlante’s last, Turn of Mind — lie less in the plot, which is strewn with only a few clues and red herrings, and more in the sharply drawn and carefully shaded characters. A-

Originally posted February 27 2014 — 12:00 AM EST

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