Caleb Zelic, profoundly deaf since early childhood, 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.
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.
-- Resurrection Bay has been favourably reviewed in the Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, The Herald Sun, The Adelaide Advertiser, The Daily Telegraph, B+P, ArtsHub, Booklover Book Reviews and more
-- Emma won four crime writing in August, making history at the Davitts by winning in three categories, Best Adult Novel, was joint-winner of Best Debut and secured the Readers’ Choice Award, and at the 2016 Ned Kelly Awards she won the Best First Fiction prize
-- Emma has been a guest a numerous writers festivals in 2016 and expect more in 2017
-- Emma won a grant from Writers Victoria to research and complete the follow up book to Resurrection Bay, titled, And Fire Came Down