Live Free or Die


Fiction - Thriller - Political
155 Pages
Reviewed on (not set)
Buy on Amazon

This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Review Exchange Program, which is open to all authors and is completely free. Simply put, you agree to provide an honest review an author's book in exchange for the author doing the same for you. What sites your reviews are posted on (B&N, Amazon, etc.) and whether you send digital (eBook, PDF, Word, etc.) or hard copies of your books to each other for review is up to you. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email, and be sure to describe your book or include a link to your Readers' Favorite review page or Amazon page.

This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Donation Program, which was created to help nonprofit and charitable organizations (schools, libraries, convalescent homes, soldier donation programs, etc.) by providing them with free books and to help authors garner more exposure for their work. This author is willing to donate free copies of their book in exchange for reviews (if circumstances allow) and the knowledge that their book is being read and enjoyed. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email. Be sure to tell the author who you are, what organization you are with, how many books you need, how they will be used, and the number of reviews, if any, you would be able to provide.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Sarah Stuart for Readers' Favorite

Live Free or Die by Dave Ives is told from the point of view of young Sam Higgins, and a good deal of it is in vivid flashbacks that reveal his relationship with his father. Don-the-Digger, Mr Kenny – the neighbour who doesn’t pay his taxes - is the recurring and very dramatic, meaningful scenario, but there are others. The law as it applies to abortion, to slavery, drafting young men to fight in Vietnam… The basis of “live free” is laid out in a confrontation between Mr Kenny, his neighbors, and the representatives of civic law, including the police, and it has a profound effect on Sam’s father. It changes his ideas of what freedom actually is and his influence leads Sam to take the step into crime. Is he guilty of murder?

Live Free or Die is a story that will leave readers questioning the fair-mindedness, justice and logic behind every law that governs the society in which we live, which is a powerful moral issue to find in a fictional political thriller. For example, if it is legal to kill an unborn child – abortion – why is it a crime to murder a toddler, or indeed offspring of any age? Has slavery been abolished, or does it exist under another name? Zac Higgins – Sam’s father – is a major character in this mainly slow-paced story, and Donald Kenny is another, and the FBI are out to get them. In Live Free or Die, Dave Ives has written a book that is demanding and different.