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Publisher's Summary

Profoundly deaf since early childhood, Caleb has always lived on the outside - watching and picking up tell-tale signs people hide in a smile, a cough or 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....

Winner of the Sisters in Crime Davitt Awards for Best Adult Novel, Readers’ Choice and Best Debut, as well as Winner of the Ned Kelly Award for Best First Fiction.

©2015 Emma Viskic (P)2016 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)

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A great Aussie yarn

loved this book . two main protagonists were interesting and intriguing. I never suspected the ending. Can't wait for the next book.

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  • William Michael Dunn
  • 27-01-2017

Excellent book and great 1st book

Series would be great for this defective detective. Interest held throughout. Surprise ending and thoroughly suspenseful page by page. Absorbing with real life characters with all life's problems. I enjoyed every minute listening to the wonderful narration. You can't go wrong getting this book. 5 stars all the way. Mike Dunn

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  • Sheryl
  • 22-05-2018

Exciting mystery

Exciting and intense at times, with interesting, complex characters. I figured out some of this complex mystery, but not all of it. There was plenty of “who do I trust, who don’t I” to keep me doubting almost everyone. The audiobook was solidly narrated. The reader has a good voice, though not all of his voices were distinguishable from each other, which at times caused me a little confusion over who was saying what. The audio didn’t do much to enhance the book, but it didn’t hurt it either. I wouldn’t mind listening to the next one, but I’d be happy reading it in print too.

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  • katattack
  • 26-12-2017

Good Until the Last Scene

The story is good but the last action scene is drawn out and contrived, which is made more frustrating by the fact that the rest of the story hangs together pretty well. Also, an author who wants to write crime novels should learn more about guns and how to handle them.

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  • Peter Hungerford
  • 31-10-2017

extraordinary Australian fiction

tense, enthralling, enlightenung. A pleasure to read . aA reflection on the Australia so many Australians remember.

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  • Linda Stephens
  • 21-08-2020

Well-plotted mystery!

Well plotted, interesting characters, good length. I really enjoyed the authors creative descriptions. Some were so good that I stopped to write them down to re-read later. I'm looking forward to the next book in the series. The one problem I had: The narrator's accent took getting used to. At first I struggled to understand him.

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  • Upstate Karen
  • 30-12-2018

Irksome convo

I became increasingly bothered by the efforts of the deaf protagonist to understand and be understood by others. The repetition made for choppy flow, slowed the story, and caused me to be annoyed with, not sympathetic to, the main character. The author had an interesting idea, but I think it is difficult to execute well. Don’t recommend.

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  • Rogayah
  • 05-02-2018

Brilliant and totally gripping

This is the second Aussie crime writer I have been impressed with recently. It is a combination of too much light and too much coffee that seems to produce writers of wit and powerful descriptions. I was also very impressed with the narrator. This is a true five star listen.

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