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JoAnn Chaney - Author

About the Author

JoAnn Chaney is a graduate of UC Riverside's Palm Desert MFA program. She lives in Colorado with her family. What You Don't Know is her first novel.

 

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As Long As We Both Shall Live

As Long As We Both Shall Live

Author: JoAnn Chaney Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/01/2019

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?

What You Don't Know

What You Don't Know

Author: JoAnn Chaney Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/01/2018

Catching the killer is just the beginning in the outstandingly dark debut, What You Don't Know, from rising grip-lit star, JoAnn Chaney. Do you really know your neighbours? Jacky Seever was a beloved local businessman and pillar of the Denver community. Until thirty-one bodies were discovered in the crawlspace of his house. Detective Paul Hoskins was lauded for bringing down one of the most ruthless serial-killers of the decade. Sammie Peterson, the lead reporter on the case, finally obtained the success she craved. And Seever's wife, Gloria? Well, she claimed to be as surprised as everyone else. But when you get that close to a killer, can you really just move on?

What You Don't Know

What You Don't Know

Author: JoAnn Chaney Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/02/2017

JoAnn Chaney's dark debut, What You Don't Know, tells the story of the three victims the murderer didn't kill but whose lives he ruined all the same . . . A crime like this isn't only about the killer. There are others to consider . . . Seven years ago, Detective Paul Hoskins and his larger-than-life partner solved one of the biggest serial killer cases of the decade. They dug up 31 bodies in a crawlspace belonging to the beloved Jacky Seever, a pillar of the community and a successful businessman. Sammie Peterson was the lead reporter on the case. Her byline was on the front page of the newspaper every day. Seever's wife, Gloria, claimed to be as surprised as everyone else. But when you get that close to a killer, can you really just move on? Today, Hoskins has been banished to the basement of the police station, Sammie is selling make-up at the shopping mall, and Gloria is trying to navigate a world where she can't escape condemnation. Then a series of copycat killings take place, with the victims all connected to Seever. While Gloria is determined not to be forced into the spotlight again, Hoskins and Sammie see a chance to get their lives back. But it could mean forfeiting their humanity in the process . . . It isn't over. It'll never be over.