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- Listening Length: 13 hours and 52 minutes
- Program Type: Audiobook
- Version: Unabridged
- Publisher: Hachette Audio UK
- Audible.co.uk Release Date: 7 Aug. 2014
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00LU1D5PU
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I've been enjoying working my way through Michael Robotham's Joe O'Loughlin series recently, so grabbed the opportunity to read this new standalone novel. From the moment Audie escapes right at the beginning, the plot begins to twist and turn. I don't think it's a spoiler to say that the reader is very much on Audie's side - we're not sure why he ended up in jail, but we're soon convinced that he's an honourable man and his intentions must be good. As we follow him on his present-day mission, we gradually find out about his past - the brother whose drug abuse and criminality brought Audie under suspicion more than once, the crime lord he ended up working for, the girl he fell in love with. And it gradually becomes clear that these past events are in some way connected to the present.
The book is told mostly in the present tense but in the third person and, although Audie's is the main viewpoint, we also see through the eyes of Desiree, one of the FBI agents on the case, and Moss, a former prison-mate of Audie's.Read more ›
‘You want to know why he escaped, but that’s the wrong question. You should be asking why he didn’t do it sooner.’
Audie Palmer has his own reasons for escaping. These gradually become clear to the reader as the story unfolds. With so many people in pursuit, it seems unlikely that Audie will survive. Along the way he forms some fleeting friendships, some of which unfortunately end in death as those pursuing Audie are not concerned about collateral damage.
‘There are moments in life when important choices have to be made. If we’re lucky we get to make them, but more often they’re made for us.’
This is a fast-paced story which I could not put down. The characters are well developed and believable, the setting realistic. While the story is mostly from Audie’s viewpoint, we also see some aspects from Moss’s perspective, and from one of the FBI agents involved.Read more ›
During his time in prison, Audie’s closest friend has been Moss Webster. Now Moss finds himself sent to locate – and betray – his friend. Also on Audie’s trail is Special Agent Desiree Furness, while Sheriff Ryan Valdez (the man who nearly killed Audie after the robbery), of Dreyfus County, also offers to help with the search. During this fast paced, well plotted and exciting thriller, we are taken through Audie’s life and discover what happened ten years ago, what Audie hopes to accomplish, what happened to the money and why so many people want him dead?
I really enjoyed this novel, peopled with sympathetic main characters and which did not let down the pace from start to finish. This really is a roller coaster ride in every sense of the world and yet the author effortlessly holds together all the different strands of the plot; both past and present. If you enjoy really well written thrillers, then you will certainly enjoy this. I have never read anything by this author before, but as this is a stand-alone novel it is a great introduction to his work and I will certainly be reading more by him in the future. Lastly, I received a copy of this book from the publisher, via NetGalley, for review.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Excellent read. Very different to his UK psychological crime thrillers, which are brilliant. I really enjoyed the book. Read morePublished 19 days ago by R. Hugh Thompson
The book arrived well packaged and the quality was as described.Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
Good introduction as I have only only read the sample so far.
It brought Oxford to life in this short passage.
The "hero" in this story has got to be the thickest example of the species.
Could not engender any sympathy for someone who did not seem to be able to think of the... Read more
Audie Palmer's Dad always told him to hang on like a one armed man (that's one reference to the Fugitive but I was thinking more of the chase scenes and the interaction between the... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Bobby
Not sure if it was just me but I couldn't get into this book at all and sadly gave up having got over half way. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Jaynee
Very fast pasted story that had many twists & turns. I figured out two of them fairly easily but the story was so good I couldn't put it down.Published 3 months ago by Adele Mitchell