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Life or Death by Michael Robotham
  

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Winner of the Goldsboro Gold Dagger Award 2015.

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...

The judges said: "When you start reading Life or Death, you'll want to stay curled up in an armchair with one of the best thrillers you'll read this year. This is a compelling and fascinating book."

In his acceptance speech Robotham paid tribute to his late mother, and said her reaction upon reading his first ever novel was to say: “It took me a while to get into, but then I did.”

If you like Michael Robotham you might also like to read books by Robert Goddard, Erin Kelly and Daniel Blake.

Synopsis

Life or Death by Michael Robotham

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.

Reviews

'I love this guy's books. Try this one and you'll see why' Lee Child

'One of the best thrillers you will read this year' Financial Times

'Life or Death is a nerve-shredding thriller with the heart and soul so often missing from lesser crime and suspense novels. I couldn't stop reading, yet I didn't want Audie's story to end. Robotham is an absolute master.' Stephen King

'[A] superbly exciting thriller... Beautifully written and full of poignancy' Sunday Mirror

'Start reading Life or Death and you'll want to stay curled up in an armchair with one of the best thrillers you'll read this year' Good Book Guide

About the Author

Michael Robotham

Before writing full-time Michael Robotham was an investigative journalist in Britain, Australia and the US. He is the pseudonymous author of 10 best-selling non-fiction titles, involving prominent figures in the military, the arts, sport and science. He lives in Sydney with his wife and 3 daughters.

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Book Info

Publication date

16th July 2015

Author

Michael Robotham

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Author's Website

www.michaelrobotham.com/

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Publisher

Sphere an imprint of Little, Brown Book Group

Format

Paperback
528 pages

Categories

Crime / Mystery
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Thriller / Suspense
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ISBN

9780751552911

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