With the starts of the new year came all the typical resolutions: get fitter, write more, spend more time with those I love, travel more, have more fun etc etc etc.
So far, so boring, right?
But the thing is that I find exercising so much more agreeable with a talking book. With a thriller, it ups the anti even more because I find myself jumping on the exercise bike, or walking 10 minutes more because I just want to find out what happens. I can't stop. CAN'T STOP.
So Michael Robotham's Life or Death was perfect. A nail-biter with brilliant characters and superb plotting that got me on the bike twice a day.
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 by prison guards, inmates and criminal gangs, who all want the answer to the 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.