Life or Death

Life or Death

Book - 2014
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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 his 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 fellow inmates and prison guards, 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 :, Sphere,, 2014
ISBN: 9780751552898
9780751552904
Branch Call Number: FICTION ROB
Characteristics: vii, 434 pages ; 24 cm

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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.

willowpillow Oct 12, 2015

I cannot believe what an exciting book this was. I thought throughout the read, where do these Robotham come up with this plot. Absolutely enthralled with all the characters good and bad. I too enjoy stand alone books better then the series, the only exception is Lucas Davenport.
A wonderful book.

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marysward
Sep 29, 2015

I really enjoyed this book. I have read his series books and although I like them - this stand-alone with twists is great.

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Reads_A_Lot
Sep 24, 2015

This was my first time reading this author. I really enjoyed this story and the character of Audie. The poor guy can't catch a break. Everyone is out to get him and the odds are stacked against him, but he keeps on going - trying to keep a promise he made 10 years earlier. A good page turner.

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nannerl
Sep 20, 2015

Wow, what a page-turning mystery, and I cried like a baby at the end.

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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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