Darkness for Light

Darkness for Light

4.01 (667 ratings by Goodreads)
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When Caleb Zelic finds one of his clients murdered, it's a bad day; when he discovers the man was federal police it's the beginning of a nightmare. Against his better judgment he is drawn into the investigation.


Soon Caleb finds himself mixed up with his crooked ex-partner Frankie and the fallout from a money-laundering scheme gone wrong. More people start dying, as someone tries to clear up the mess. And then a nine-year-old girl goes missing.


Frankie and Caleb are determined to find her, but will she be alive when they do? Together they follow a trail that leads to betrayal, death and an agonizing choice.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 20.32mm | 204.12g
  • Pushkin Vertigo
  • United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1782275436
  • 9781782275435
  • 534,576

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A CRIME BOOK OF THE YEAR - The Times (London)

"The tension builds from the very first page...brutal but compassionate." - The Times (UK)

Praise for the Caleb Zelic thrillers:

"Stunning... original and splendidly plotted [with] a superb cast of main characters." - The Times, Crime Book of the Month

'Razor-sharp... James Ellory and Paul Cleave fans will be pleased' -Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"Trailing literary prizes in its wake... superbly characterized... well above most contemporary crime fiction." - Financial Times, Books of the Year

"More than lives up to its hype... Fierce, fast-moving, violent... it is as exciting a debut as fellow Australian Jane Harper's The Dry, and I can think of no higher praise." - Daily Mail
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About Emma Viskic

Emma Viskic is an award-winning Australian crime writer. Her critically acclaimed debut Resurrection Bay was shortlisted for two CWA Daggers and won five Australian awards, including the Ned Kelly Award for Best Debut. Its sequel, And Fire Came Down, won the Davitt Award for Best Adult Novel. Emma studied Australian sign language (Auslan) in order to write the Caleb Zelic thrillers, of which Darkness for Light is the third. She is currently writing the fourth.
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Rating details

667 ratings
4.01 out of 5 stars
5 28% (189)
4 48% (321)
3 20% (132)
2 3% (23)
1 0% (2)
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