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As long as we both shall live / JoAnn Chaney.

Chaney, JoAnn, author. (Author).
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  • 1 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 1 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Detroit Lakes Public Library CHA (Text) 33500012844981 New Available -
Moorhead Public Library CHA (Text) 33500012844999 New Checked out 10/03/2019

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781250076397
  • ISBN: 1250076390
  • ISBN: 9781250076403
  • ISBN: 1250076404
  • Physical Description: pages cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Flatiron Books, 2018.

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.: "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?" -- Provided by publisher.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2018 November #1
    *Starred Review* Chaney grabs readers with her opening line: "If you try to kill your wife without a plan, you will fail." It's advice Matt Evans neglects to heed. In 1995, Matt's wife, Justine, catches him with another woman at their home in Madison, Wisconsin, and the next morning their house is burned down, with Justine's charred remains among the ruins. Twenty-three years later, Matt and his current wife, Marie, are on a hike in Rocky Mountain National Park, not far from their home in Denver, when Marie goes off a cliff to near-certain death in the river below. Investigation of the 2018 incident turns up information about what happened in 1995, when dogged detective Abraham Reid called Evans' account of events a lie. As Denver Homicide Detective Marion Spengler and her boss, Ralph Loren, search for Marie, dead or alive, and question whether she fell or was pushed, they're joined by Reid, now retired in Phoenix, and together they ferret out the truth. Chaney (What You Don't Know, 2017) expertly toggles the narrative between 1995 and 2018 to gradually reveal the truth. Marriage laid bare, with a riveting account of evasion and pursuit—and a zinger of a coda. Copyright 2018 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

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, and As Long As We Both Shall Live.

Subject: Married people > Fiction.
Wives > Death > Fiction.
Husbands > Psychology > Fiction.
Family secrets > Fiction.
Homicide investigation > Fiction.
Family secrets.
Homicide investigation.
Husbands > Psychology.
Married people.
Genre: Psychological fiction.
Mystery fiction.
Psychological fiction.

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