A Circle of Wives 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… A Circle of Wives 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… 2014-03-04 Horror Atlantic Monthly Press
Book Review

A Circle Of Wives (2014)

A CIRCLE OF WIVE S Alice LaPlante
A CIRCLE OF WIVES Alice LaPlante
EW's GRADE
A-

Details Release Date: Mar 04, 2014; Writer: Alice LaPlante; Genre: Horror; 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 Feb 19, 2014 Published in issue #1300 Feb 28, 2014 Order article reprints
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