Caleb Zelic, profoundly deaf since early childhood, has always lived on the outside - watching, picking up telltale signs people hide in a smile, a cough, a kiss. When a childhood friend is murdered, a sense of guilt and a determination to prove his own innocence sends Caleb on a hunt for the killer. But he can’t do it alone. Caleb and his troubled friend Frankie, an ex-cop, start with one clue: Scott, the last word the murder victim texted to Caleb. But Scott is always one step ahead.
This gripping, original and fast-paced crime thriller is set between a big city and a small coastal town, Resurrection Bay, where Caleb is forced to confront painful memories. Caleb is a memorable protagonist who refuses to let his deafness limit his opportunities, or his participation in the investigation. But does his persistence border on stubbornness? And at what cost? As he delves deeper into the investigation Caleb uncovers unwelcome truths about his murdered friend – and himself.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
It’s always a happy day when we discover a new local talent on the crime-writing scene. Melbourne-based Emma Viskic—who won the 2014 Ned Kelly Award for a short story—wowed us with this debut novel about deaf private investigator Caleb Zelic, who is badly shaken by the murder of his friend and colleague, Senior Constable Gary Marsden. In addition to crisp prose that conjures up film-quality scenes, Viskic creates a hero who’s a true original and a good person. As Caleb pushes to solve a grisly crime, he unearths evidence that could implicate the police force. Resurrection Bay is a stellar read that will appeal to fans of Peter Temple’s Jack Irish series.
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Loved this. Beautifully written with realistic characters and a pace that keeps the tension going right to the end. Great Australian crime fiction.
Wow I couldn't put this book down. I'm eagerly waiting for more from this author can't wait. Well worth reading.