A Circle of Wives by Alice LaPlante

By Alice LaPlante

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When Dr. John Taylor turns up useless in a lodge room, the neighborhood police discover adequate incriminating facts to suspect foul play. Detective Samantha Adams, whose Palo Alto beat frequently covers petty crimes, is innocently thrown right into a high-profile case that's extra advanced than any she has confronted prior to. A well known reconstructive health care professional and a revered kin guy, Dr. Taylor used to be cherished and favourite. yet underneath his excellent façade used to be a hidden life—in truth, a number of lives. Dr. Taylor was once married to 3 very varied ladies in 3 separate towns. because the situations surrounding his loss of life emerge, Detective Adams unearths herself monitoring down a assassin via a tangled internet of marital deception and revenge. New York Times bestselling writer Alice LaPlante’s haunting and complicated novel of relations secrets and techniques dissects—with scalpel-like agility—the intricacies of wish and dedication, belief and jealousy.

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She landed hard, but kept her balance. “Impressive,” Sean said, his voice strained. “I live to impress you,” Lucy said as she removed the harness. She wasn’t one for playful banter, especially when she was so tense, but it relaxed Sean. Little light made it down this far and she turned on the flashlight. He’d pulled himself into a slumped position against the rock and dirt wall. She smelled blood, and looked at Sean. Wood protruded from his leg, and his jeans were soaked in blood. She averted her eyes, just for a second, to gather her strength.

The asshole he was pursuing had spun donuts in the area in an attempt to confuse him. “You’ll have to do better than that, prick,” Sean muttered. He ignored the disturbed campground and looked for where the other ATV had exited the clearing. Sean grinned when he found it after less than a minute. The rocky trail turned steep quickly, and a sharp turn took him in the opposite direction of the lake. The terrain was becoming more difficult the higher he climbed up the mountain, with large branches that crunched under the quad’s wide tires.

There are several ventilation shafts for the mines in the area, and it’s easy to miss the warning signs. ” Her pulse raced. ” “Fifteen, twenty feet, some deeper. They’re narrow, six to eight feet wide, used for ventilation and to haul supplies in and out. ” They followed the tracks which made a sharp turn to the right. ” He gestured toward a bright orange tie around one tree. “See that ribbon? ” He looked, then pointed. ” Lucy saw a gaping black hole in the ground. Except for a few broken boards along the edge, the wood was gone.

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