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Headline
11 August 2020
Fiction & Literature; Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945); Crime & mystery; Thriller & suspense
A dark psychological thriller with a killer twist, that has topped the bestseller charts in its native Israel *TRANSLATED BY MAN BOOKER WINNER JESSICA COHEN* THREE tells the stories of three women: Orna, a divorced single-mother looking for a new relationship; Emilia, a Latvian immigrant on a spiritual search; and Ella, married and mother of three, returning to University to write her thesis. All of them will meet the same man. His name is Gil. He won't tell them the whole truth about himself - but they don't tell him everything either.

Tense, twisted and surprising, THREE is a daring new form of psychological thriller. It is a declaration of war against the normalisation of death and violence. Slowly but surely, you see the danger each woman walks into. What you won't see is the trap being laid - until it snaps shut.
By:   D. A. Mishani
Translated by:   Jessica Cohen
Imprint:   Headline
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 232mm,  Width: 152mm,  Spine: 32mm
Weight:   360g
ISBN:   9781529400083
ISBN 10:   1529400082
Pages:   304
Publication Date:   11 August 2020
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

D. A. Mishani a best-selling crime writer, screenwriter and literary scholar, specializing in the history of crime fiction. His crime novels have been translated into more than twenty languages, made into films and TV series, shortlisted for the CWA international dagger award and the Grand Prix de Litterature Policliere and won the prestigious Martin Beck award for best crime novel translated to Swedish and the Grand Prix du meilleur Polar de lecteurs de Points. He lives in Tel Aviv and writes full time. Jessica Cohen is a highly acclaimed translator of Hebrew literature, including books by David Grossman and Amos Oz, and won the Man Booker International Prize for her translation of Grossman's A Horse Walks into a Bar. She lives in Denver, Colorado.

Reviews for Three

Dror Mishani writes with profound originality - Henning Mankell Dror Mishani has reached the world league of crime fiction - Die Zeit, Germany Dror Mishani marvellously handles the art of suspense - Les Echos, France Dror Mishani is one of the greatest new writers in the genre - Politiken, Denmark A psychological drama that goes far beyond the standard thriller plot - Wprost, Poland The architecture of Mishani's new book is meticulously crafted, the tension builds up step by step as a result of the fatal choices the protagonists make. With huge talent Mishani shows the normality of everyday life in Israel as a fertile ground for pure evil . . . A sophisticated literary machine, Three is a work written like a Shakespearean play . . . I believe it'll be remembered as a work that heralded a new-wave in Israeli fiction just as My Michael by Amos Oz did a few decades ago - Haaretz, Israel Three is an outstanding thriller. From the first page, Mishani's addictive prose begins its work, drawing you into a devious plot where life, fate and murder intertwine. A steady hand, immersive writing and masterful storytelling. This is suspense at its best. - Too Close to Breathe Superb, the way darkness snakes its way into these apparently humdrum lives. A book with killer twists that are impossible to see coming, but utterly convincing.The pay-off for the reader is fantastic. - Deadland


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