A Circle Of Wives by Alice LaPlante

I enjoyed this novel; it was a whodunit with one deceased plastic surgeon, three wives and one fiance! Talk about a busy guy… It begins with an investigation into the death of Dr. John Taylor by Detective Samantha Adams, and is written in her first person point of view. The novel continues with alternating chapters in the voices of either Deborah(1st wife),MJ,(wife #2)or Helen(wife #3) and Samantha’s, and is interspersed with Sam’s interviews with each wife and Claire, the fiance. The author paints an interesting picture of how each character reacts to being left alone, some managing better than others. The ending is quite a surprise, and I found the last page a bit of a letdown, but it was still an enjoyable read. I would recommend it for female readers who like a bit of drama and relationships in their mysteries.

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