AND FIRE CAME DOWN reviews


WINNER, 2018 DAVITT AWARD FOR BEST NOVEL

CURRENTLY LONGLISTED, INTERNATIONAL DUBLIN LITERARY AWARD

TOP TEN CRIME BOOKS OF THE YEAR, 
READINGS 

CRME BOOK OF THE MONTH, READINGS




PUBLISHERS WEEKLY STARRED REVIEW
Viskic combines nuanced characters and thoughtful plotting in her impressive sequel to Resurrection Bay...a brilliantly realized flawed lead. US PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

Viskic's descriptions of place are often so intense you can smell them. THE AGE


An utterly compelling and thought provoking read RAVEN CRIME READS

One of the most intriguing recent protagonists of Australian crime fiction THE AUSTRALIAN


This is crime fiction at its best. Emma Viskic deserves a place near, perhaps at the top of, the Australian crime writers’ league.  Simon McDonald, POTTS POINT BOOKS


A high-tempo, engaging read, in which every dialogue, every observation, every situation is sharp, spot-on and intriguing. THRILLER BOOKS JOURNAL


Viskic’s voice is strong and clear. A darkly beautiful, assured sequel: here’s hoping for more.  READINGS BOOKS

Emma Viskic is a terrific, gutsy writer with great insight into the murkiness of both criminal and heroic motivations. – Emily Maguire (AN ISOLATED INCIDENT)


Emma Viskic makes brave writing choices. Her characters are achingly real – the challenges they face are rarely simple. BOOKLOVER BOOK REVIEWS


But it’s not just Caleb that makes these books sing: it’s Viskic’s ability to make the small town of Resurrection Bay into a living, breathing thing...   THE ADVERTISER

Emma Viskic again delivers her skilful touch of humanity in another gripping story. THE BIG ISSUE


Exquisite and powerful writing. READING, WRITING, REISLING

As much as I loved Resurrection Bay, this book surpassed that one on all counts ... Caleb Zelic has to be one of my all time favourite characters. CRIME BOOK JUNKIE

Regardless of where her plot leads, be it drug-running, police work, Aboriginal family relationships or medical conditions, her research lends authenticity to her work.  ARTSHUB


Viskic writes powerfully and with compassion, setting the perfect pace to create a vortex that sucks you right into her world. NARRELLE M HARRIS


Viskic has knocked it out of the park with this one: unpredictable, immersive, and wildly original. Jack Heath (HANGMAN)


'...beautifully balanced characterisations, action and setting... Its setting is fictional, but feels real – a small town battling drugs and petty crimes; bored teenagers, and undercurrents of deeply ingrained racism while Aboriginal communities struggle for control of their own futures.NEWTOWN REVIEW OF BOOKS


Having enjoyed ‘Resurrection Bay’ the earlier Caleb Zelic mystery, there’s an unexpected pleasure in finding the sequel ‘And the Fire Came Down’ is even better. Tighter. Keenly observed. – SISTERS IN CRIME


An absolute ripping readDOGEARED REVIEWS


Simply brilliant, brave and a bloody good read.– MORAIG KISLER Sisters in Crime national co-convenor

Zelic is a good man in a wicked world and it will be a real pleasure to meet him again. EVENING STANDARD

Bold, uncompromising and starkly beautiful – Ruth Wykes (INVISIBLE WOMEN)

AND FIRE CAME DOWN  is a gripping introduction to Caleb’s world, and to a PI who guards his heart fiercely, but gives it completely to those he cares most aboutPOP.ED.LIT


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