As Long as We Both Shall Live by JoAnn Chaney [Book Review]

Book Review

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Title: As Long as We Both Shall Live

Author: JoAnn Chaney

Publisher: Flatiron Books

Publish Date: January 15, 2019

Genre: Psychological Thriller

Series: na

My Rating: 4/5

As Long As We Both Shall Live by Joann Chaney


You can’t be married to someone without sometimes wanting to kill them…

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 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. And when the police pull a body out of the river, they have a lot more questions for Matt.

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 rip yourself free.

So what happens when you’re done making it work?

As Long as We Both Shall Live by JoAnn Chaney


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.

As Long as We Both Shall Live is a twisty psychological thriller full of secrets. It seems everyone has something to hide. The main story of Matt and Marie is very engaging. In addition to their story, there is a subplot with an investigation into one of the police officers. This part of the book was not as interesting, and probably could have been left out.

The mystery seemed fairly straightforward, but then it got more and more twisted. As Long as We Both Shall Live is not an obvious story, and I love that it kept me guessing. A page-turner for sure. Dark, intriguing, and clever. A good read for fans of domestic thrillers.

I received a digital copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Books by JoAnn Chaney:
  1. What You Don’t Know
  2. As Long as We Both Shall Live

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