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As Long as We Both Shall Live

by JoAnn Chaney

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As Long as We Both Shall Live by JoAnn Chaney
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  • Published in USA  Jan 2019
    336 pages
    Genre: Mysteries

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What happens when you're really, truly done making your marriage work? You can't be married to someone without sometimes wanting to bash them over the head…

As Long As We Both Shall Live is JoAnn Chaney's wicked, masterful examination of a marriage gone very wrong, a marriage with lots of secrets…

"My wife! I think she's dead!" Matt frantically tells park rangers that he and his wife, Marie, were hiking when she fell off a cliff into the raging river below. They start a search, but they aren't hopeful: no one could have survived that fall. It was a tragic accident.

But Matt's first wife also died in suspicious circumstances. And when the police pull a body out of the river, they have a lot more questions for Matt.

Detectives Loren and Spengler want to know if Matt is a grieving, twice-unlucky husband or a cold-blooded murderer. They dig into the couple's lives to see what they can unearth. And they find that love's got teeth, it's got claws, and once it hitches you to a person, it's tough to rip yourself free.

So what happens when you're done making it work?

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"Starred Review. Chaney grabs readers with her opening line: 'If you try to kill your wife without a plan, you will fail.'…Marriage laid bare, with a riveting account of evasion and pursuit - and a zinger of a coda." - Booklist

"Starred Review. A perfectly paced, shock-studded chiller from an author to watch." - Kirkus

"Though the complex female characters intrigue, crass male stereotypes monopolize the narrative, robbing the tale of depth and verisimilitude. Twists abound, but poorly established stakes lessen their impact, and a subplot spotlighting Loren's dark past distracts from the central mystery. Hopefully, Chaney will do better next time." - Publishers Weekly

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JoAnn Chaney

JoAnn Chaney is a graduate of UC Riverside's Palm Desert MFA program. She lives in Colorado with her family. She is the author of What You Don't Know, which was longlisted for the Crime Writers' Association's John Creasey (New Blood) Dagger Award and was one of BookRiot's Best Mysteries of the Year.

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