This is the first Robotham I have read. I liked it very much, and as it progressed so it became the more demanding and intriguing. Easy to read and flows very well. It's crime, but there is no heroic crime fighter, it's all about the victim. I give it 4.5/5, and would have given 5/5 but, for me, the setting in the south of USA, mainly Texas, didn't give the added ingredient of location that I have come to want. Take for example McKinty's Duffy series in which the Irish setting is integral to the success of the author.
Audie Palmer has been wrongly sentenced for a crime he did not commit. He serves ten years but escapes from Jail one day before he is due for release- nobody except Audie understands why. He makes it his business to bring the perpetrators of the crime he was convicted for to Justice. Very good story, plenty of tension and the book comes to a momentous conclusion
Robotham has written an engaging, fast paced, action piece. Though there really aren't too many "surprises" along the way, the author has managed to create and develop a plot and characters that maintain the reader's interest and arouse our desire to see goodness eventually triumph.
My first time for this author, excellent story from start to finish. Good character development, plausible scenarios. Black humor in small doses throughout the story added to the pleasure of reading it.
Really enjoyed this fast paced goodies versus baddies. Suspenseful, as it's not clear if all the goodies will come out ok. The premise and plot are believable with likeable characters. An easy, light read.
The author has a touch of James Lee Bourke with his descriptive prose and feeling for the human condition. First class read. I have the joy of finding a new author who has more talent I can avail myself of...always a wonderful feeling. Peter Luffman, Sydney Australia