This just became one of my favorite reads. When I originally came across it, I saw this praise by Stephen King: "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." I figured if the master of storytelling himself liked this book, I had to give it a shot. King's praise nailed it, and so I will leave it at that.