Emma Viskic: Resurrection Bay

Echo Publishing Emma Viskic Resurrection Bay 2017Caleb Zelic has been profoundly deaf since early childhood and has always lived on the outside, observing 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 calls on his friend and ex-cop, Frankie, who is dealing with her own personal demons, and together they start with a single clue: Scott, the last word the murder victim texted to Caleb. But Scott is always one step ahead of Caleb and Frankie.

This gripping, gritty, original and pacy crime thriller is set between a big city and a small coastal town, Resurrection Bay. As Caleb delves deeper into the investigation, he is forced to confront some unwelcome truths about his murdered friend and himself.

Caleb Zelic is an unforgettable protagonist who refuses to let his disability limit his opportunities. But does his does his persistence border on stubbornness? And at what cost?

Emma Viskic is a Melbourne-based award-winning Australian crime writer. At the 2016 Davitt Awards, she made history by winning three categories: Best Adult Novel, was joint-winner of Best Debut and secured the Readers’ Choice Award. At the 2016 Ned Kelly Awards she won the Best First Fiction prize.

Emma has won two of Australia’s premier crime fiction short story awards: the Ned Kelly S.D. Harvey Award (2014), and the New England Thunderbolt Prize (2013). She has had stories placed and shortlisted in numerous other competitions, and has been published in Award Winning Australian Writing. She wrote the final draft of Resurrection Bay while being mentored through the UK-based WoMentoring Project.

“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 Booktopia. For more information, visit: www.echopublishing.com.au for details.

Image: Resurrection Bay – Emma Viskic