Book Review, Flat Iron Books, NetGalley, Suspense, Thriller

As Long as We Both Shall Live by Joann Chaney


“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?


So here’s the thing: if you want to kill your wife, don’t. Don’t kill her, don’t touch her. Ditch the bitch if you have to, get on with your life. Or make it work. But kill her? Nope. You want the opposite of Nike’s advice: Just don’t do it. Because sooner or later, no matter how careful you think you’ve been, you’ll get caught.

Is he that unlucky in love, or is he a killer? Matthew has lost two wives under suspicious conditions. Detectives Spengler and Loren seem to think this is a cut-and-dried case, but the surprises just keep on coming.

If you have had a nasty divorce and want to read a novel of what you dreamed of doing to your ex, give this one a try.  It’s a chilling alternative.

A dark and enjoyable read that surprised this reader!

Thank you to Flat Iron Books and NetGalley for giving me the opportunity to review this book without expectation of a positive review.


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JoAnn ChaneyJoAnn Chaney is a graduate of UC Riverside’s Palm Desert MFA program. She lives in Colorado with her family. 

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