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Our book for August is “As Long as We both Shall Live,” by Jo Ann Chaney.
You can’t be married to someone without sometimes wanting to kill them.
This novel is a wicked, masterful examination of a marriage gone very wrong, a marriage with lots of secrets. 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. 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 tear yourself free.