Life or Death

Life or Death

Book - 2015
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The Shawshank Redemption meets No Country for Old Men in the breathtaking new novel from international bestseller Michael Robotham -- already receiving rave reviews, this is the most original, compelling thriller you'll read all year and winner of the CWA Gold Dagger Award 2015.

Why would a man escape from prison the day before he's due to be released?

Audie Palmer has spent a decade in prison for an armed robbery in which four people died, including two of the gang. Seven million dollars has never been recovered and everybody believes that Audie knows where the money is.

For ten years he has been beaten, stabbed, throttled and threatened almost daily by prison guards, inmates and criminal gangs, who all want to answer this same question, but suddenly Audie vanishes, the day before he's due to be released.

Everybody wants to find Audie, but he's not running. Instead he's trying to save a life . . . and not just his own.

Publisher: London, UK : Sphere, 2015
ISBN: 9780751552911
Branch Call Number: ROBO
Characteristics: 518 pages

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LibraryLES
Jun 10, 2019

Another great book by this author!

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Woody1949
Oct 04, 2018

Robotham just doesn't disappoint.

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Eil_1
Mar 28, 2018

An incredibly well-written mystery. The author holds the reason behind Audie's seemingly suicidal behavior hidden for most of the story. Intense, tragic and totally enjoyable. I would definitely recommend this to anyone who enjoys action and a relentless hero.

NL_Val Mar 24, 2018

A great plot, moves quickly and Audie is one unlikely hero.

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0007548100dmw
Jul 27, 2016

Very good book. Would recommend.

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dontbugmeimreading
Apr 02, 2016

Really enjoyed this one. Will look for more by this author.

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Sabrinasaurus
Mar 13, 2016

After spending ten hellish years in a Texas prison for his part in an armed-truck robbery gone wrong, Audie Palmer escapes...the night before he's paroled. No one knows why (or where he's gone), but the local cops, the FBI, and Audie's best friend in prison (he's been offered a deal: find Audie and go free) would all like to find out. While they all believe that Audie must have plans to retrieve the never-recovered seven million dollars, he escaped for entirely different reasons. Peppered with stunning plot twists and peopled with fascinating, unforgettable characters, Life or Death is a complex, suspenseful crime novel that also includes a love story.

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adrienne88
Jan 23, 2016

Enjoyed this so much, I read it twice. All the glowing reports are well deserved, everything falls into place in the end. Highly recommended.

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veronica_di_salvo
Dec 30, 2015

Excellent book. It kept me turning pages all night long. Audie did everything for love.

Life is short. Love is Vast. Live your life like there is no tomorrow.

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BurtonP
Nov 10, 2015

'A writer who can create terror from the commonplace' : words on the cover state. Are they talking about a different book? Anyhow, I liked this book. It's not a thriller but is physiological and suspenseful. Revelatory of how men think, feel and act and what motivates them. The book itself, I mean the actual physical book with nice clean edged pages is so nice. It was pleasant on my fingers to flip these smooth pages back to previous chapters to review. I just hate jagged rough edges on the pages of books. I liked the story. It was captivating and like others I didn't want to put it down; despite the fact that the characters all seemed to have a similar personality. There's a resemblance to Shaw Shank redemption in the storyline/ plot. I don't think the editor did justice to the author's story unless Robutham wrote with words missing, words added, missing letters and the editor just copied it down, but really only noticeable if analyzed. There could have been more description of places localities. I'm glad I read it. It's a pretty good book.

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RDanks Jun 08, 2015

This book was great! It has a lot of twists and a lot of action.

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