Resurrection Bay

Resurrection Bay

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Caleb Zelic can't hear you. But he can see everything.

The prizewinning debut thriller from the new name in crime


His childhood friend has been brutally murdered at his home in Melbourne. Tortured by guilt, Caleb vows to track down the killer. But he's profoundly deaf; missed words and misread lips can lead to confusion, and trouble.


Fortunately, Caleb knows how to read people; a sideways glance, an unconvincing smile, speak volumes. When his friend Frankie, a former cop, offers to help, they soon discover the killer is on their tail.


Sensing that his ex-wife may also be in danger, Caleb insists they return to their hometown of Resurrection Bay. But here he learns that everyone - including his murdered friend - is hiding something. And the deeper he digs, the darker the secrets...
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Product details

  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 135 x 216 x 25.4mm | 294.84g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 178227362X
  • 9781782273622
  • 796,584

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Terrific... Grabs you by the throat and never slackens its hold Christos Tsiolkas, author of The Slap A rattling plot-driven thriller that is not for the faint-hearted... never takes a predictable turn The Age Viskic's characterisation, dialogue and plotting are on par with some of the heavyweights of crime writing Sydney Morning Herald A compelling, highly recommended read. Books+Publishing An outstanding debut novel from an author you'd hope is busy on the next instalment right now The Newtown Review of Books A tour-de-force excursion into good, evil, and the labyrinth of human motivations. Emma Viskic has created a brilliant protagonist in the profoundly-deaf, and irrepressibly obstinate Caleb Zelic, and has produced one of the year's best crime novels Pages and Pages Booksellers This is pacey and intelligent storytelling and Viskic nails the 3 Ps of crime fiction - plot, place and people you believe in and care about... Viskic has created a genuinely unique and captivating character who deserves a place alongside Jack Irish and Cliff Hardy -- P.M. Newton Crime, danger, love, heartbreak, betrayal, murder, hope, violence, and enough surprises to keep you wolfing down the words right to the very end -- Narelle Harris Sad and funny and thrilling and very, very good. It's even got a kicker of an ending. You should read it. Now. Fair Dinkum Crime A highly enjoyable debut The Daily Telegraph (Australia)
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About Emma Viskic

Emma Viskic is an award-winning Australian crime writer. Her critically acclaimed debut novel, Resurrection Bay, won the 2016 Ned Kelly Award for Best Debut, as well as an unprecedented three Davitt Awards: Best Adult Novel, Best Debut, and Readers' Choice. It was also iBooks Australia's Crime Novel of the year in 2015. Emma studied Australian sign language (Auslan) in order to write the character of Caleb Zelic. She is currently writing the second in the Caleb Zelic series, And Fire Came Down.
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3,022 ratings
3.75 out of 5 stars
5 22% (654)
4 42% (1,260)
3 29% (867)
2 6% (186)
1 2% (55)
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