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Deaf since early childhood, Caleb Zelic is used to meeting life head-on. But now his best mate is dead, his ex-wife, Kat, is avoiding him and nightmares haunt him. 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 when the trail leads him back to his hometown, he uncovers secrets that could threaten any chance of reuniting with Kat and his life.

©2017 Emma Viskic (P)2017 W.F. Howes Ltd

Critic Reviews

"Viskic has created a genuinely unique and captivating character who deserves a place alongside Jack Irish and Cliff Hardy." (P. M. Newton)
"Caleb is a compelling protagonist, equal parts tenacious, observant, proud and stubborn, but never unsympathetic." ( Books + Publishing)

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  • Rodney Wetherell
  • 08-25-18

Well-written but confusing detective novel

I quite enjoyed this new novel, but thought there were too many characters in it. I kept asking myself 'now who is so-and-so again?', or 'have we heard that name before?' Eventually I sorted most of the characters out, but could not explain the full denouement of the story, having just finished listening to it. I have often found crime writers expecting readers to work out a strand of story from a vague suggestion. I may be stupid, but half the time I don't get these clues. I found the continual sparring of the two brothers Caleb and Ant rather tiresome, but both are interesting characters.
Reader Lewis Fitzgerald has a good voice, and an intelligent approach. However, he has the habit of letting his voice trail off towards the end of many sentences, with the result that I was often struggling to hear what he was saying. I am going slightly deaf, but I did understand him very well most of the time.

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  • Tracey French
  • 08-19-17

Better than the first book!

Very captivating and has lots of twists and turns. Can't wait for the third book!

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