As long as we both shall live is a book that will enthral you with the story, keep you intrigued as the plot unfolds and keep you guessing right up until the end with a number of interesting twists.
Matt is desperate when his wife falls off a cliff into a river below, he’s playing the role of grieving husband well but it doesn’t take long for the police to discover his first wife also died in suspicious circumstances. The investigating officers set out to uncover the truth behind the two accidents, digging deeper into the couple’s marriage to discover if he is an unfortunate victim or trying to get away with murder for the second time.
You’ll get an in depth insight into the characters as the chapters are told from the viewpoint of the different people involved in the story. You’ll meet Matt and his first wife Janice, later his second wife Marie and also Detective Loren and Detective Spengler. With all of the characters being so complex being privy to their most intimate thoughts can be disconcerting at times, and their actions and language can be repulsive too. But it’s also this very real character creation that will keep you wanting to continue reading.
As I delved deeper into the book I found myself thinking I knew what the outcome would be, but every time I thought this I was challenged with yet another twist that I did not see coming. Long after I’d read the last words of the book I found myself still trying to unravel the conspiracy that was at the heart of the story, my mind replaying the twists to try and make sense of it all.
Grieving husband? Or cold-blooded killer? You’ll have to read As long as we both shall live by Joann Chaney to find out which one it is.
As long as we both shall live is available from book stores and online retailers for a recommended retail price of R290.
Thanks to Pan Macmillan for sharing this book with me.