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

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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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 ...
  • JoAnn Chaney
    It's one of the best books I've ever written. Wow. 🤣😂🤣
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • Renee (
    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 ...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Jamie Canaves
    A wicked page-turner sprinkled with dark humor that should be the hit thriller of 2019! You're going to want to be ahead of the hype. So preorder, be first on your library hold list, mark your calendar. I absolutely adore JoAnn Chaney’s wicked brain. Her writing is sharp, insightful, and darkly funny. And wow can she write a deliciously evil and giddy page-turner! The novel starts with two wives, decades apart, same husband. Each wife about to ...
  • Rae
    As Long As We Both Shall Live by JoAnn Chaney is an adventurous romp through the ups and downs of marriage with a dash of murder thrown in. When Matt claims that his wife, Marie, plunged to her death at Estes State Park, Matt is immediately pinned as a suspect. After all, his first wife also died under suspicious circumstances. All is not what it seems, however . . .This audiobook was so much fun to listen to! I really enjoyed the twists and turn...
  • 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 ...
  • Jamie
    Talk about twisty, creepy goodness! When Matt's wife Marie falls from a cliff to her death on the couple's weekend getaway a horrific accident quickly becomes so much more. Immediately following the incident, police officers piece together that this is actually Matt's second wife to die under less than kosher circumstances! With the suspicion turned on Matt, he is thrust into the spotlight and threads begin to unravel. Is Matt really unlucky or i...
  • Jackie
    I won this book in a giveaway. A solid 3. It’s an easy read and an interesting idea. There were certain parts (a certain characters backstory that didn’t fit in with the flow of the book) that bothered me a bit. Additionally halfway through and it stopped holding me. But overall good idea, decent characters and an alright plot
  • Kaylie (
    Holy bananas, that ending gave me chills. I recommend going into this book with as little knowledge as possible because it definitely increases the shock factor. I called the main twist, but definitely enjoyed the ride as it was revealed. This was much darker, deeper than I expected, and I truly just needed a book that would suck me in and completely envelop me.Full review at
  • Julie
    Holy crap! This was a fun ride to read. Matt and his wife, Marie, are hiking when an accident happens. Matt believes his wife is dead. His first wife also died under suspicious circumstances. The police have a lot of questions for Matt.It's amazing that a book labeled as a thriller had me laughing (in a good way) during certain parts. JoAnn Chaney has crafted a thriller that will have you turning the pages with anticipation as you wonder what the...
  • Joelle Egan
    It has been said that love and hate are equally intense and that transitioning from one to the other is easier than one would think. In Joann Chaney’s As Long as We Both Shall Live, a couple remain fused together in a tangle of passionate antagonism and attraction. Matt and Janice are only married about a year when Janice suspects that Matt is having an affair. As the novel opens, she is about to confront the lovers, unsure which of the two sho...
  • Alex findingmontauk1
    From the opening pages I knew I was going to be hooked. I found myself cozying up in my chair with my coffee and saying, "OoOoOoH, this is going to be good!" Yes. I said it out loud. Here is what I read:"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...
  • Latkins
    This is an extremely dark thriller which centres around a deeply disturbed marriage built on a terrible secret. Matt and Marie Evans are middle-aged and wealthy, with two daughters who have left home for college, when they decide to take a hike in the Rocky Mountains National Park in Colorado. There, Matt claims that Marie has fallen off a cliff, to an almost certain death. As the police investigate and search for Marie’s body, they wonder if M...
  • JoScho
    “The secrets two people keep from the rest of the world, that’s what makes a marriage” Did Matt kill his wife? That is the question we are posed with at the beginning of this book. There are several plot lines and some expected and unexpected twists. It was an entertaining psychological thriller.
  • Karin
    Great book! Very twisted. Just when you think everything has been exposed another surprising revelation comes out. Enjoyed every page of this book!