Robotham manages to draw you in with his strangely compelling main character. As a reader you’re not sure whether he is the good or the bad guy. Is he a criminal intent on revenge and profit or is he a good guy who made the wrong choices?
It is a mystery to everyone one around him, what exactly has kept Audie alive and fighting for the last ten years? No matter how vicious the fights or how audacious the murder attempts, he just keeps getting back up again for another round.
It doesn’t become clear until well into the book why Audie escapes the day before his release and you wonder if it was so easy why didn’t he do it sooner?
I enjoyed the kind of abstract way Robotham went about it. The plot really does revolve around just the one person the entire time and everyone else is secondary. It is done in a way that draws you in, You need to know the why, when, who and how.
The suspense is layered and spread in a way that keeps the tension the alive, well and kicking until the end.
I received a free copy of this book via NetGalley.