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September Book Club: And Fire Came Down by Emma Viskic

September 12, 2017

We’re excited to announce that we will be discussing And Fire Came Down by Emma Viskic for the next Better Reading book club. It’s happening at 8pm (AEST) on Wednesday 27 September, streamed live to our Facebook page. 

Cheryl Akle will be joined by special guests Emma Viskic and also novelist Fiona Higgins to discuss the book. So grab a cup of tea, tune in, and feel free to leave questions or comments and we will direct them to the panel for you!

Here’s some info about the book:

Emma Viskic took the Australian crime fiction scene by storm in 2015 with her thrilling, multi-award winning debut novel, Resurrection Bay. Now she’s back with her latest thriller And Fire Came Down, along with her loveable, flawed creation, private investigator Caleb Zelic. This is a plot that keeps us guessing to the end as it delves into the grimy world of drug dealing, local loyalties and small town hostilities. It’s a realistic and gritty portrayal of a town and its people, a town the tourists swiftly move from when they find out there’s no artisan bread. It’s visceral in its detail and evocative of real life as pressure builds, with racial tensions simmering and a catastrophic bushfire danger closing in. It reaches a dramatic but ultimately hopeful resolution and now we can only wait on tenterhooks for the next instalment.

You can read our full review by clicking here. And we also spoke with Emma Viskic on the Better Reading podcast. You can listen to it here.

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