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Publisher Description

Why would a man escape from prison the day before he's due to be released? The award-winning novel by multi-million-copy bestselling author MICHAEL ROBOTHAM

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 an answer to this same question, but suddenly Audie vanishes, the day before he's due to be released.

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

Winner of the prestigious Crime Writers' Association Gold Dagger Award, LIFE OR DEATH is one of the best thrillers you will ever read, by world-renowned author MICHAEL ROBOTHAM.

**Includes an exclusive extract from Michael's new standalone thriller THE SECRETS SHE KEEPS**

'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

'Will have you turning the pages compulsively' - The Times

'Robotham doesn't just make me scared for his characters, he makes my heart ache for them.' - LINWOOD BARCLAY

'A terrific read' - Guardian

Crime & Thrillers
16 May
Hachette Australia
Hachette Australia Pty Ltd

Customer Reviews

ERY192 ,


It is great to read writers from the Southern Hemisphere who use language, spelling and idioms that make sense to those of us who live beneath the southern cross. Such writing opens the door to new ways of thinking and how others experience life. More I say, and we will all be the wiser!

Audde ,


A story that keeps you on the edge and fighting for the underdog. Some good twists and turns, all believable.

Great characters, and storyline.

A story that slowly captures your heart and begins to squeeze.

No problems recommending this book, or this author.

Rezzie9 ,

So good!

Very interesting, kept me guessing the whole time!

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