September Book Club: And Fire Came Down by Emma Viskic

September Book Club: And Fire Came Down by Emma Viskic

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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                      Synopsis

                      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 AuthorEmma 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.
                      Emma Viskic
                      About the author

                      Emma Viskic

                      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 is currently working on her fourth book.

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