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Life or Death

Edgar Award for Best Novel, 2016

ebook / ISBN-13: 9781405530682

Price: £8.99

ON SALE: 29th July 2014

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Crime & Mystery

Winner of the CWA Gold Dagger Award, this breathtaking standalone novel is The Shawshank Redemption meets No Country for Old Men. Don’t miss Michael Robotham’s new thriller When She Was Good, out now.

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.

Praise for Michael Robotham’s writing:

‘I love this guy’s books’ Lee Child

‘Will have you turning the pages compulsively’ The Times

‘An absolute master’ Stephen King

‘He writes in a voice with a haunting sense of soul’ Peter James

‘Heart-stopping and heart-breaking’ Val McDermid

‘The real deal’ David Baldacci

‘Superbly exciting . . . a terrific read’ Guardian


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
One of the best thrillers you will read this year
Financial Times
I love this guy's books. Try this one and you'll see why
Lee Child
[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
Damn near perfect
Weekend Sport