By Alice LaPlante
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When Dr. John Taylor turns up useless in a lodge room, the neighborhood police discover adequate incriminating proof 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 earlier than. A popular reconstructive physician and a revered relations guy, Dr. Taylor used to be loved and well-known. yet underneath his ideal façade used to be a hidden life—in truth, a number of lives. Dr. Taylor used to be married to 3 very diverse ladies in 3 separate towns. because the conditions surrounding his loss of life emerge, Detective Adams unearths herself monitoring down a assassin via a tangled net of marital deception and revenge. New York Times bestselling writer Alice LaPlante’s haunting and intricate novel of relations secrets and techniques dissects—with scalpel-like agility—the intricacies of wish and dedication, belief and jealousy.
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He’d hoped his father might change his mind, so he’d gone to Max to run interference. One last chance. No deal. And no more. Her lashes lowered. ” She leaned forward, and her long, blond hair brushed against his arm. ” Was that so wrong? No, no, he wasn’t the one who’d made the mistakes. That had been the old bastard. She took his beer from him. Enjoyed a long, slow drink. ” Her index finger traced around the rim of the beer bottle. ” Her fingers rubbed over the rim once more. ” Max demanded, fury still heating his blood.
We need the police. They can find Quin! They can—” Get him killed. ” Max let his stare drift around the room, touching on each face, even locking with Frank’s bleary eyes. ” Beth would be the weak link. She was standing there shuddering, as fear raked her body. He’d need to watch her carefully. ” Donnelley’s hesitant voice. ” His green eyes were steady but the lines on his face looked deeper, harder. “They have to give you proof,” Samantha’s hands were on her hips. “If they can’t prove that he’s—” “They were at The Core.
They’d had sex, not long, deep conversations. He shouldn’t give a flying fuck who she wanted to screw. He’d had his fun, and now— I want more of her. Haven’t had enough yet. Samantha stood on her toes, bringing that unpainted, plump mouth close to his. ” His cock jerked. Down, boy. “You’re giving me what I need now. ” In another two seconds, he’d be giving her what she needed, what she was asking for with those big eyes and that husky voice. Her tongue snaked out and licked his bottom lip. Dammit.
A Circle of Wives by Alice LaPlante