And Fire Came Down
by Emma Viskic
Pub Date 01 Aug 2017
Deaf since early childhood, Caleb Zelic used to meet life head-on. Now he’s struggling just to get through the day. His best mate is dead, his ex-wife, Kat, is avoiding him, and nightmares haunt his waking hours.
But when a young woman is killed after pleading for his help in sign language, Caleb is determined to find out who she was. And the trail leads straight to his hometown, Resurrection Bay. The town is on bushfire alert and simmering with racial tensions. As he delves deeper, Caleb uncovers secrets that could threaten his life and any chance of reuniting with Kat. Driven by his demons, he pushes on. But who is he willing to sacrifice along the way?
“Emma Viskic is a terrific, gusty writer, with great insight into the murkiness of both criminal and heroic motivations”- Emily Maguire
Praise for Emma Viskic's Resurrection Bay:
'Resurrection Bay is an Australian thriller at its finest. A captivating read from first page to last. In Caleb Zelic, Viskic has created a character with depth and heart who will linger long after the final page.' – Jane Harper, author of The Dry
‘This is a terrific book and the writing is sharp, punchy, visceral and propulsive. The story grabs you by the throat from the opening pages and it never once slackens its hold. But what really brings Resurrection Bay to vivid life is the integrity and humanity of its characters. I love the world that Emma Viskic has created, in all its complexity and in all its truth. More please!’ – Christos Tsiolkas, author of Barracuda and 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’ – The Sydney Morning Herald
‘A highly enjoyable debut’ – The Daily Telegraph
‘An outstanding debut novel’ – Newtown Review of Books
‘Intricately plotted’ – ArtsHub
‘You will not forget this story, you will not forget this cast of characters’ – Reading, Writing and Riesling
‘Viskic has balanced first class character development with palpable violence and suspense’ – Booklover Book Reviews