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?
About the Author
Emma Viskic is an award-winning Australian crime writer. Her critically acclaimed debut novel, Resurrection Bay, won the 2016 Ned Kelly Award for Best First Fiction, as well as an unprecedented three Davitt Awards: Best Adult Novel, Best Debut, and Readers' Choice. Resurrection Bay was iBooks Australia’s Crime Novel of 2015. She has also won the Ned Kelly and Thunderbolt Awards for her short form fiction.
A classically trained clarinettist, Emma’s musical career has ranged from performing with José Carreras and Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, to busking in the London Underground. Emma studied Australian sign language (Auslan) in order to write Resurrection Bay, and is currently writing book two in the Caleb Zelic series. And Fire Came Down will be out August 2017.
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Comments about And Fire Came Down:
Caleb is back and is just as engaging as in his first outing, "Resurrection Bay". Viskic's writing is drag-you-along-by-the-heart thrilling, and her characters feel very real. There was a lot of anticipation around this book - would it live up to the first? It has. IT HAS.
I would love to say more, but can't think of a thing that wouldn't be a spoiler. Grab a copy, strap in, and hang on, as Caleb's life seems to get even more chaotic and dangerous with every turn of the page.
Lots of swearing, unflinching portrayals of the venality of human nature, and at the heart, Caleb. The marvellous, flawed hero.
Published: 1st August 2017
Publisher: Bonnier Publishing Australia
Country of Publication: AU