Michael Robotham on “Life or Death”

By Sophie Hamley, Australian Editorial Content Producer

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 10 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.

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Life or Death is available now in Australia and the United Kingdom, and in North America in early 2015. Our Australian correspondent, Sophie Hamley, caught up with Michael Robotham in the weeks leading up to the release of his novel. Check it out, and learn about Michael’s ‘cabana of cruelty,’ the creative muse, and what would make him throw away 40,000 words of a novel.

Read the interview.