As Long as We Both Shall Live by JoAnn Chaney

As Long as We Both Shall Live

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...

Details As Long as We Both Shall Live

TitleAs Long as We Both Shall Live
Release DateJan 15th, 2019
PublisherFlatiron Books
GenreMystery, Thriller, Fiction, Mystery Thriller, Suspense

Reviews As Long as We Both Shall Live

  • Debra
    4.5 stars "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." What a fantastic, fun, twisted, entertaining read!One man. Two dead wives. How can that be? Matt and his wife, Marie, had gone away for a romantic weekend. They have been married for twenty-four years and have two daughters in college. Time away is precious and they have decided to go hiki...
  • Michelle
    This book was so much fun! Matt and Marie have been married for 24 years. They have two lovely daughters that are away at college, money, and a beautiful home. What more could someone want? "There are two dilemmas that rattle the human soul. How do you hold on to someone that won't stay? And how do you get rid of someone who won't go?" ~ Danny DeVito, The War of the Roses Matt and Marie decide to take a weekend away in hopes of rekindling their m...
  • Dita
    Hmmmm, let's see....No.
  • Kendall
    I knew I was in for a treat with JoAnn Chaney's opening paragraphs:"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."Man.. phew was this a ride! I think we've all be in a relationship and we've wanted to throw something at our partner's etc. Well.... I don't know about you but I CERTAINLY have! Chaney's writing is dark, complex, witty, and darkly fun...
  • Kelly (and the Book Boar)
    Find all of my reviews at: Meet Matt and Marie. Married for over two decades, financially stable and parents of college-aged daughters, they look like they could be on a brochure advertising what a successful marriage should look like. There’s just one problem . . . . . Turns out it might be a case of the first time being so nice, Matt decided maybe he should do it twice as readers discover not only has Marie...
  • Jayme
    Till Death do us part, For Better or Worse, As long as we both shall live.“My wife! I think she’s dead!” Matt frantically tells park rangers. His wife has apparently “slipped” while hiking, and has fallen into the treacherous waters below. But his first wife has also died under suspicious circumstances...Could Matt be twice unlucky in love?? This book sounded exactly like the kind of thriller that I would love, but there was SO MUCH wro...
  • Katie B
    While this book incorporates some of the more trendy type elements found in today's mysteries and thrillers, it actually manages to still feel a bit different than the rest. I wouldn't say I was in love with all aspects of the story, but overall I was pretty darn satisfied.Matt's first wife died under suspicious circumstances. Twenty some years later, he is hiking with his wife, Marie, and according to Matt, she falls off a cliff. While investiga...
  • JoAnn Chaney
    It's one of the best books I've ever written. Wow. 🤣😂🤣
  • Frank Phillips
    Random thoughts on this book:Man, this book was different than any other thriller I've read recently. OMG, the writing!!!I haven't read this kind of writing in a book in a long, long time. If ever. It was very much adult and almost vulgar at some times, but it totally worked. I found myself laughing out loud at some parts by how graphic and vulgar some parts were. The thing is, it's totally realistic, especially when it comes to how cops talk wit...
  • Dennis
    After binge-reading As Long As You Both Shall Live , JoAnn Chaney, I'm excited to continue on this writing journey with you. Matt and his wife Marie decide to take a hiking trip in the woods in order to salvage their deteriorating marriage. As they are hiking, they decide to climb up a nearby cliff and check out the scenery. When Matt steps away for a bathroom break, he hears his wife scream. When Matt returns, his wife Marie is nowhere to be fo...
  • Darinda
    Matt and his wife Marie may have some issues, but they've been together for over 20 years. When they go for a hike, and Marie goes over the cliff, Matt is the first suspect in her death. In questioning if Marie's death was an accident or something more sinister, the detectives discover Matt's first wife was murdered. Either Matt's a terribly unlucky guy, or he's hiding something.A twisty psychological thriller full of secrets. It seems everyone h...
  • Lisa-Books Smiles
    As Long as We Both Shall Live will be going on my 2019 favorite shelf! The audiobook is fantastic! Everything I love in a good domestic suspense - dark humor and sprinkles of twists and turns throughout the entire novel. You must GO right now and get yourself an audiobook copy and enjoy the ride!
  • Elizabeth
    Tl;dr: The thriller that doesn't have the bells and whistles hype--but totally should as it's one of the best books of 2019. As Long As We Both Shall Live is a must read for fans of twisty and twisted psychological thrillers. And at the risk of sounding like every blurb/marketing copy that makes me roll my eyes: Think Gone Girl all grown up.Yeah, I know, but hear me out!As Long As We Both Shall Live is a bitter, biting, bracing read--a long hard ...
  • Mandy White
    "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." Wow - with an opening like that what is not to love! As Long As We Both Shall Live by JoAnn Chaney was a fun, twisty, dark and addictive read for me that I read in a day. This is the first book I have read by this author and I had seen mixed reviews on this one but for me it was brilliant. Don't pick...
  • Amy
    It’s official, this book is the very first one that I’m adding to my best of 2019 shelf! Yes, I realize that we’re just days into a new year, however this was such an original, engaging read I’m confident about adding it so early!While I really loved the story itself, (I’m a sucker for a domestic suspense) what really made this one stand out for me was the authors style. There was something darkly humorous about the writing, black comed...
  • Louise Wilson
    This book is an insight into the ups and downs of being married and the hurdles that some couples have to try and get over. Matt and Marie have been married for over twenty years. They have two daughters who live away from home. Matt and Marie have a love-hate relationship, but as a divorce costs are expensive, they stay together. They have tried everything to make their marriage work, they've even been to see a therapist. They go on a hiking tri...
  • Emily
    The synopsis of As Long As We Both Shall Live Sounds like something I would love - it seemed to be a twisty domestic thriller with untrustworthy characters. I don't know why the marketing team is trying so hard to present it in this genre. Although I was hooked at the beginning, this one ended up not working out for me. This book is much more focused on the procedural aspect than the synopsis let on. I very quickly lost interest after pages and p...
  • Kimberly Dawn
    This book is a thrill ride from the beginning, and one I didn’t want to finish! I thoroughly loved both reading the written word and listening to the audiobook expertly narrated by Christina Delaine, in a spirited and lively audio performance that is a perfect fit for the book. The writing has energy and charge, with earthy dialogue between an unhappily married couple in which the disgust and contempt ring all too true. Joann Chaney plucks real...
  • Amitaf0208
    4 twisty stars!!! definite Gone Girl vibes!
  • Renee (itsbooktalk)
    I'm between a 2.5-3 stars I really enjoyed the beginning of this book. The first sentence pulled me in and I had to know what was going on with a husband that would say that about his wife. WE soon meet Matt ,who's married to Janice, and we quickly learn they aren't happily married. Janice makes a discovery that leads them both in directions quite unexpected. Fast forward 20 years later and Matt is married to Marie who just happens to fall off a ...
  • Brandy
    It has been said that marriage is much like a deck of cards. In the beginning all you need is two hearts and a diamond. By the end, you wish you had a club and a spade. As Long As We Both Shall Live, is a devilish, devious, delicious read that makes you realize marriage can be murder. I mean, the author says it perfectly with, “You can’t be married to someone without sometimes wanting to kill them.....” Chaney gets 5+stars for this tale of ...
  • Danielle (The Blonde Likes Books)
    I was really excited about this one, but unfortunately it just didn’t work for me. It started off interestingly enough, but I hated absolutely every character, and really struggled with the plausibility of everything. I did see some of the twists coming, but some of them just seemed too outlandish and I struggled to suspend disbelief with this one.
  • Brooke - One Woman's Brief Book Reviews
    ** Long As We Both Shall Live by JoAnn Chaney. (2019).Matt's wife Marie is presumed dead after falling off a cliff into a river. It's a tragic accident...but Matt's first wife also died in suspicious circumstances...Is Matt a grieving husband, or has he just killed his second wife? Detectives Loren and Spengler dig into the couple's lives and discover that once love is involved, it's to...
  • Chandra Claypool (wherethereadergrows)
    "If you try to kill your wife without a plan, you will fail. There are plenty of assholes who do just that, men who decide to murder their significant other on the spur of the moment because they're angry or drunk or jealous or just plain tired of the nagging or they don't want to go through the hassle of a divorce, and they get caught. They always get caught."And with that beginning, I was hooked and found myself spiraling my way into this crazy...
  • Mindi
    I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.As someone who has been married for a number of years, and actually experienced a divorce, this book is a really interesting reflection on the ups and downs of being married, and the complications and hurdles that every couple experiences in a partnership. Of course the complications are dialed up to 11 in this one, but other than the over-the-top characters and their insane...
  • Nicole (Read Eat Sleep Repeat)
    As Long as We Both Shall Live started out strong from the very first sentence and kept my attention straight through to the end.“If you try to kill your wife without a plan, you will fail.”Dare I compare this to Gone Girl? I think I do. I wouldn’t call it a direct comparison but it does strongly remind me of that story structure. Almost the entire first half of As Long as We Both Shall Live seems fairly straightforward, but then a series of...
  • Diana Iozzia (Bookworm Banter)
    “As Long as We Both Shall Live”Written by Joann ChaneyReview by Diana IozziaI received a free copy of this book in exchange for reviewing purposes. I personally think I missed the mark when I read this book. This mystery / thriller book is best suited for fans of true crime news and media. I am one who very rarely enjoys watching and reading about these types of stories, so I felt that this book was not my type of thriller. I disliked the way...
  • Bridgett
    And maybe that was love. The body’s chemical reaction to finding a person who irritates you less than everyone else. This book surprised me--in the best way possible. JoAnn Chaney is an incredibly talented writer. She's an expert in pulling you in, teasing you with little clues, revealing a small twist, pulling back again and letting you make your own assumptions, teasing a little more, revealing another small twist...and it was a total hoot! ...
  • Cassie-Traveling Sister-
    Ok any book that begins with the line “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”. This was a twisted dark psychological thriller when you think you have figured everything out you really haven’t. The novel begins in 1995 Janice and Matt were married. One year later Janice would be dead. Matt has been cheating on Janice after less ...