As Long As We Both Shall Live

JoAnn Chaney

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As Long As We Both Shall Live is JoAnn Chaney’s wicked, masterful examination of a marriage gone very wrong . . .

‘My wife! I think she’s dead!’ Matt frantically calls to park rangers, explaining that he and his wife, Marie, were out hiking when she stumbled on a cliff edge and fell into the raging river below. They start a search but aren’t hopeful: no one could have survived that fall.
It’s a tragic accident.

But when police discover Matt’s first wife also died in suspicious circumstances – a fire in their family home – they have a lot more questions for him.

Is Matt a grieving husband, or has he just killed his second wife? Detectives Loren and Spengler 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?

In the media
This outstanding dark debut . . . is breathtaking from first page to the last

Daily Mail (on What You Don't Know)

A masterclass in character study, a beautifully woven story, and truly chilling at its core, this is a literary crime-novel not to be missed!

Sarah Pinborough, author of Behind Her Eyes (on What You Don't Know)

A scary and insightful debut from a writer of real promise

Mail on Sunday (on What You Don't Know)

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