Resurrection Bay by Emma Viskic - Sometimes, I like to stroll through bookstores and read those little cards with staff recommendations for books. It's just another way (besides goodreads, bloggers, libraries, and my own research) to find out about a good book. This one was sitting in the Australian fiction section featured with a grouping of other crime/mystery/thriller recommendations. Because I'd never heard about the book before or the author, and all the information that I had was on a small note card, I started reading it with few expectations. So, to say it exceeded all expectations, is a given. But, I feel like I should send a "thank you" note to the staff member at the bookstore for introducing me to it.
You know how some thrillers like to slowly build with a foundation and character development before the action takes off? Not this one. On page one, the lead character is holding his murdered best friend in his arms. Action from the start!
I enjoyed the story set in Melbourne and Resurrection Bay (not sure if this is an actual place or not), Victoria, Australia. It had me guessing and re-thinking my opinions about where it was going and who were the villains. The pace was quick, and some twists were unexpected.
I enjoyed the characters. Admittedly, I'm unaware of any book that I've read with a deaf protagonist. That element to the story was an interesting addition to a crime-based thriller.
It's the 7th year for the Aussie Author Challenge, and my 2nd year participating (click on the picture/link to take you directly to the site for more information). My working book list is as follows:
- People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks
What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty- COMPLETED 25 March 2016
- The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton
Rabbit-Proof Fence by Doris Pilkington (non-fiction)- COMPLETED 17 January 2016
- Jasper Jones by Craig Silvey
- Life or Death by Michael Robotham
Guilt by Matthew Nable- COMPLETED 3 February 2016
- The Street Sweeper by Elliot Perlman
Authors New to Me: