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Resurrection Bay Caleb Zelic profoundly deaf since early childhood has always lived on the outside watching picking up telltale signs people hide in a smile a cough a kiss When a childhood friend is murdered a s

  • Title: Resurrection Bay
  • Author: Emma Viskic
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  • Page: 399
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  • Caleb Zelic, profoundly deaf since early childhood, has always lived on the outside watching, picking up telltale 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 coCaleb Zelic, profoundly deaf since early childhood, has always lived on the outside watching, picking up telltale 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.

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    1. Maureen on said:

      * Thank you to shotsmag for a paper copy of Resurrection Bay for which I have given an honest review*After reading this excellent debut novel, I assert that Australian author Emma Viskic is certainly a name to watch out for in the crime genre. Caleb Zelic hasn't found life easy; profoundly deaf since he was a young boy he's had to work exceptionally hard just to fit in. Our protagonist uses lip reading, examination of facial expressions and small movements of body language (discernible by him al [...]

    2. Phrynne on said:

      What an excellent debut novel. No wonder the author won prizes for this. Caleb Zelic works as a kind of private investigator which is not unusual in a crime story. What is unusual is that he is deaf and has been so since he contracted meningitis as a child. A deaf main character - wow! Emma Viskic does an excellent job of showing the effect this handicap has on Caleb's day to day life, his responses to others and their attitudes towards him. All of the characters are well written and there is pl [...]

    3. PattyMacDotComma on said:

      4★“ ‘Constable Marsden wasn’t killed by some dodgy warehouse manager, Mr Zelic. He was executed.' Executed – that’s a word you don’t hear thrown around the outer suburbs too often. A happy-looking word: a little smile for the first syllable, a soft pucker for the third.”I had to try it. Perfect. Smile, pucker. Later there was this:“Her mouth formed such perfect shapes: gently catching the Fs against her lower lip, kissing the Ws. He could watch her all day.”We know that Caleb [...]

    4. Michael on said:

      This is the first book featuring deaf detective Caleb Zelic. I am glad I finally got to read this as it does fill in nicely as to why even allowing for an undiagnosed PTSD, he appears to constantly have a death wish with his behavior that ranges from bewildering to complete craziness. The story begins with Caleb who with his partner Frankie run a security investigation business getting a message on his phone from his police mate Gary Marsden saying he needs help and is being pursued by a man cal [...]

    5. Brenda on said:

      Caleb Zelic’s race against time had been a waste of time from the start – he was too late. Gary was dead and nothing was going to bring him back. Senior Constable Gary Marsden had been Caleb’s best friend since childhood and a better man he couldn’t have found. But when Detective Tedesco showed signs of suspecting Caleb of Gary’s death, Caleb was shattered. Caleb was profoundly deaf and his senses picked up different and varying signs from people all the time – he knew he had to find [...]

    6. Carol -Reading Writing and Riesling on said:

      A great new voice in crime fiction!My View:I finished reading this book about a week ago – and here I am still trying to find the words to adequately describe my reaction,(positive, 5 stars) to this book. It was a great read, a fantastic debut, Emma Viskic is a great new voice in Australian crime fiction. It is an inclusive and diverse voice; the language deftly written laced with laconic dry humour (Caleb has a typical Australian self-deprecating sense of self and humour) and there are Indige [...]

    7. Fran on said:

      Caleb Zelic was not your typical detective. Profoundly deaf since age five, he navigated the world by lip reading, watching facial expressions and viewing body language. His hearing aids enabled him to discern distant sounds and the occasional warning horn. Caleb and partner Frankie Reynolds owned Trust Works, a company that did corporate security fraud investigation. Frankie was a crusty, potty-mouthed ex-cop in her 50's. She was a recovering alcoholic. Caleb hired childhood friend, Senior Cons [...]

    8. Bianca on said:

      Resurrection Bay is Emma Viskic's debut novel.I'm glad I finally got around to reading it, as it was utterly gripping. I loved Caleb Zelic's character, with his anxieties and struggles. The writing appealed to me a great deal. I never suspected who were the baddies, not that it's the main draw card for me to enjoy this genre, I'm more interested in character development and the writing.This novel had the right pace, the right amount of pages, the plot was credible enough (well, one could argue t [...]

    9. Marianne on said:

      Resurrection Bay is the first novel by Australian author, Emma Viskic. Caleb Zelic and his partner, ex-cop Frankie Reynolds run Trust Works, a security and investigation business. Their latest case concerns thefts from a warehouse and Caleb has asked his best friend, Senior Constable Gary Marsden, to help out. So when he belatedly gets an urgent text from Gary saying he is being pursued by a “Scott”, Caleb rushes to his aid. Too late. He is the one to find his friend savagely murdered, and w [...]

    10. Karen on said:

      A deftly handled plot, strong characters and a sly, dry humour make this an outstanding debut crime novel. - Review at Newtown Review of Books

    11. Michelle_Mck on said:

      Caleb Zelic has been deaf since he was a kid, he had an infection that left him deaf, this adds some interesting complexity to his chosen field of work, he is an investigator who is in business with a friend, and former police officer Frankie. His life has gone through massive change in the past year or so with the break down of his marriage to the beautiful and talented Kat and now he is more alone than he ever has been, and he would like us to believe he is happy about that.The book opens with [...]

    12. Carolyn on said:

      In her debut novel, Emma Viskic has introduced us to a unique character in Caleb Zelic and placed in an an authentic Australian landscape. Caleb, profoundly deaf since childhood, manages well with lip reading and body language and doesn't like people to know he is deaf. He and his partner, ex cop Frankie run a small company investigating business security problems. When they are asked to look into a warehouse robbery he hires an old school friend and policeman, Gary to help out with interviews, [...]

    13. Linda Strong on said:

      Caleb Zelic and his partner ex-cop Frankie Reynolds own Trust Works, a security business. Sometimes they use Constable Gary Marsden for odds and ends of research that might need to be done. Caleb and Gary have been friends, more like brothers, since they were children.When Caleb finds Gary murdered, he vows to hunt down his killer. Internal Affairs get called to investigate if Gary was mixed up in anything shady. They even take a long look at Caleb.As he and Frankie investigate, more people are [...]

    14. Liz Barnsley on said:

      Resurrection Bay was a banging read from the first chapter to the last chapter - featuring a main protagonist in Caleb that I fell immediately in love with, full of plenty of edge of the seat moments and a realistically edged mystery plot that was thoroughly engaging.Caleb has a hearing problem that makes him view the world differently, as an anchor to the occasionally heart stopping plot he was brilliant - as were his relationships with those around him, especially his long suffering ex wife Ka [...]

    15. Jenny on said:

      Resurrection Bay is book one of the Caleb Zelic series by Emma Viskic. One day Caleb Zelic found his childhood friend Gary dead and began the prime suspect. To prove his incident, Caleb Zelic started to investigate the death of his friend. However, Caleb Zelic did not realise that the investigation would change his life and his belief in people around him. The readers of Resurrection Bay will follow Caleb Zelic investigation into his friend's death. Resurrection Bay is a great debut novel by Emm [...]

    16. Nat K on said:

      Wow. What a ride.This is an amazing effort for a debut writer. I'm stunned. The story moved along at a great pace, the characters were believable, and I wanted to keep reading to find out what would happen next.I didn't see the twist in the story, and had no inkling of how it would unfold. From my perspective, that's a bonus. It's always nice to be pleasantly (or unpleasantly) surprised by what happens in a book that you're engrossed with.The laconic Aussie humour laced throughout added another [...]

    17. Nadia King on said:

      I don’t read crime fiction. It’s just not my thing. I watch plenty of Nordic noir on the telly and once in a blue moon, I’ll reach for Agatha Christie but contemporary crime fiction? Never. Not until I picked up Viskic’s Resurrection Bay. I’d been following Viskic on Twitter for a few weeks and her tweets about losing hotels and throwing her belongings down the loo had me in stitches. So when I spotted her book in a small independent bookshop I picked it up. I thought I may get a laugh [...]

    18. Craig Sisterson on said:

      This is a highly original Australian crime debut that thoroughly deserved the acclaim and awards it racked up last year. On one weekend Viskic found herself accepting four awards - three Davitts (Best Debut, Best Novel, Readers Choice), along with the Ned Kelly Award for Best Debut. RESURRECTION BAY had also won iBook Australia's Crime Novel of the Year for 2015. That's quite a pedigree. But it raises a question: is RESURRECTION BAY a great find for a wide range of crime readers, or one of those [...]

    19. Christine on said:

      From the moment I heard about Resurrection Bay by Emma Viskic, I was highly intrigued. This is a gritty Australian crime thriller, featuring a profoundly deaf protagonist. See what I mean! I was hooked.The story takes us into the world of Caleb Zelic. Caleb is the most fascinating character, I have encountered in some time. I was completely bewitched by him. He became deaf as a child. He is now in his thirties. He lip reads and uses a hearing aid. Mostly Caleb makes sense of the world and fits i [...]

    20. Noelle on said:

      Wow! What a debut novel! I knew this was going to be a great book when I saw the review request in my Inbox – and I wasn’t wrong!Set in Melbourne and Resurrection Bay, Australia the reader is faced with corruption, conspiracy, betrayal, fear, regret, insecurity, disability, loyalty and broken trust.What a fantastically gripping start to this story! Descriptive and graphic – it immediately got my attention – #killerhook! I found this to be a fast-paced read and once I started, I devoured [...]

    21. Raven on said:

      As an ardent fan of Pushkin Press‘ publishing output, and their bijou Vertigo collection of European crime in translation, I was more than a little curious to read the latest addition to the series. But what’s this? Not European, but Australian, and the Raven’s curiosity went into overdrive…Okay, so before I start generally gushing about Resurrection Bay, I will set my stall out early, and say that I would be very surprised if this one doesn’t feature prominently in my year end round- [...]

    22. Nathan Woolford on said:

      Emma Viskic's Resurrection Bay is the best book I have read this year, and for some time. I read Peter Temple's The Broken Shore not long before, a wonderful book. I worried it would make Resurrection Bay pale in comparison, my fear was misplaced.Viskic captures Australian voices so well, especially the Aboriginal ones: one of the few issues I had with Temple's The Broken Shore. I don't think it is worth comparing the two books more than that, except to say they are great novels, great Australia [...]

    23. Janet Newport on said:

      Thank you Netgalley for this ARC.I had read the 2nd book in this series -- And Fire Came Down, before this one and immediately started looking for this one (not available in the US at the time). I was thrilled when Netgalley granted my request for Resurrection Bay ahead of it's US publication date. Resurrection Bay provided a little more of Caleb's backstory and his relationships with his brother Ant, ex-wife Kat as well as with Frankie, his business partner. It was even a bit "twistier" than th [...]

    24. Narrelle on said:

      I love a good yarn set in my hometown. I love books that are deft and go at a cracking pace and offer twists that are seem so natural just moments after you've gone WTF? I love books that reflect diverse characters with great depth and texture. I love books that portray experiences outside my own. I love books that finish with a sense of satisfaction and yet as though the characters and their lives will go on after I've put the book down.It's hardly a wonder then, that I loved Emma Viskic's Resu [...]

    25. Gary Kemble on said:

      A stunning debut from Emma Viskic. Resurrection Bay kicks off at a cracking pace and doesn't let up. There's some beautiful writing in there, and solid, believable characters. It's also great to see some ability diversity — this is the first novel I've read where the hero is deaf. Well done Emma — can't wait to see what you come up with next. Disclosure: my novel Skin Deep is also published by Echo Publishing.

    26. Col on said:

      Synopsis/blurbCaleb Zelic can't hear you. But he can see everything.The prizewinning debut thriller from the new name in crimeCALEB ZELIC IS ON THE HUNT FOR HIS FRIEND'S KILLERHis childhood friend has been brutally murdered at his home in Melbourne. Tortured by guilt, Caleb vows to track down the killer. But he's profoundly deaf; missed words and misread lips can lead to confusion, and trouble.HE NEVER FORGETS A FACEFortunately, Caleb knows how to read people; a sideways glance, an unconvincing [...]

    27. Elvan on said:

      Excellent fast paced debut thriller by Emma Viskic. It is clear from the first page when Caleb Zelic cradles his dead childhood friend in his arms and narrowly escapes being framed for his death that there is more to Gary’s death than the police are willing to admit. And who is this Scott person mentioned in the last text Caleb received from his friend? It is up to Caleb and his recovering alcoholic and ex-cop friend Frankie to sort out who they can trust while they hunt for the killer. When F [...]

    28. Rebecca on said:

      Reading this stunning debut novel gave me the same visceral feeling I get when I've got a cracking, top-of-his-game Peter Temple novel in my hands. The setting, pace, sensibility and dialogue are irreverent and Aussie-As (at page 74):"An email appeared from deletemediately.youubbornstard@hotmail."(at 191): "Like pulling teeth. Big, stone teeth from an Easter Island head."And the detective at the heart of the action - Caleb Zelic - isn't just your run-of-the-mill, whip-smart, mouthy, damaged, stu [...]

    29. Pat on said:

      What a great debut novel!Caleb Zelic is deaf but doesn't let that get in the way of things. He and an alcoholic ex-cop called Frankie run an investigation business. But things go tits up when, in response to a message from childhood friend and policeman Gary, Caleb arrives too late and finds Gary dead. His only clue is that Gary was afraid of someone called Scott.There is a waft of suspicion over Caleb for the murder but the police don't have enough evidence to charge him yet so he sets about do [...]

    30. SarahJT on said:

      This is the book I would love to write. It's got everything. An intriguing main character who's past throbs along painfully like the current beneath the ocean surface where a murder mystery is playing itself out. The writing is sparse, unadorned and the setting could be around the corner from where I live, distinctly Australian.

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