Michael Robotham’s new novel Life or Death starts out with a prison break. Audie has been in prison for ten years and he breaks out the very day before he is due to be released! The story moves forward in real time, but interspersed within the flow is the back story that slowly explains why Audie was in prison in the first place, and why he broke out a day before his release. The questions that are asked by all at the beginning finally are answered as the novel progresses. Where is the seven million dollars that was stolen? Where is Audie’s brother, Carl? Is he living the high life on a beach in the tropics? Why are so many people trying to kill Audie, both in and out of jail? Who is this teenage boy that Audie seems interested in? This is a fascinating tale of corruption and false imprisonment, along with a heartbreaking love story. It is thrilling until the very last page.
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*Bonus: If you are attempting the “2015 READING CHALLENGE” Life or Death fulfills the challenge to read ‘a book with antonyms in the title,’ among other possible categories.