Michael Robotham’s LIFE OR DEATH

9780751552898The advanced reading copy bills this as “the best novel yet from Michael Robotham” which is a big call considering his previous nine novels. While I’m not a fan of the Joe O’Loughlin novels that has nothing to do with Robotham’s writing just the fact I don’t like psychological thrillers. But what all Robotham’s books have in common is precision plotting. Robotham knows exactly how to unfurl a story, keeping you interested and guessing in equal measure. My favourite Robothom was Lost (aka The Drowning Man) which demonstrates this perfectly. But I have a new favourite Robotham now because this is beyond doubt the best novel yet from Michael Robotham.

The idea for this novel came to Robotham over twenty years ago, well before he’d written his first book. But Robotham didn’t know if or how he could pull the story off. Nine best-selling novels later he knew how he was going to do it and it was worth the wait.

Audie Palmer has spent the last ten years in prison for an armed robbery that netted 7 million dollars. Money that has never been recovered. Everybody wants to know where the money is; other prisoners, guards and various law enforcement. Audie has survived beatings, stabbings and other assaults and is finally due to be released from prison tomorrow. Except he has just escaped. And so begins an epic thriller. Nobody knows why Audie has escaped but they think it has to do with the money. As Audie’s plan unfolds we learn that there are stronger motivations than money. Motivations that people will kill for, motivations people will live for.

This is far and away the thriller of the year. It will keep you glued to end of your reading chair, it will keep you guessing until the very end and, best of all, it will break your heart.

Michael Robotham will be speaking at Mosman Library on Wednesday August 6 at 7pm

ISBN: 9780751552898
Format: Paperback (210mm x 150mm x 22mm)
Pages: 464
Imprint: Sphere
Publisher: Hachette Australia
Publish Date: 29-Jul-2014
Country of Publication: Australia

2 thoughts on “Michael Robotham’s LIFE OR DEATH

  1. when i read this book i feel like the writer has been in the situation the way he describes every moment and movement and situation too. its like he has been to jail to know everything he has written… i feel like I’m in the situation too… very well written book… a must read crime story.. its just perfect..as expected.i don’t read books i hate reading books but this book caught my attention.. i won’t lie but this is the first book i have felt like reading non stop.. everyone must read.

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