Profoundly deaf since early childhood, Caleb Zelic has always lived on the outside – watching, picking up tell-tale 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. Set between a big city and a small coastal town, this gripping, original and fast-paced crime thriller forces him 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.
Emma Viskic is an award-winning Australian crime writer and has won two of Australia’s premier crime fiction short story awards: the Ned Kelly S.D. Harvey Award (Web Design, 2014), and the New England Thunderbolt Prize (The Hero, 2013), and has been published in Award Winning Australian Writing 2014 and 2015. A classical clarinettist by training, Emma lives in Melbourne’s inner north with her family and divides her time between writing, performing and teaching.
“Viskic has created a genuinely unique and captivating character who deserves a place alongside Jack Irish and Cliff Hardy.” – PM Newton
Resurrection Bay is published by Echo Publishing and is available from all leading book retailers including Bookworld. For more information, visit: www.echopublishing.com.au or www.emma-viskic.com for details.
Image: Resurrection Bay – Emma Viskic