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Headline
30 March 2021
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: 196mm,  Width: 128mm,  Spine: 24mm
Weight:   220g
ISBN:   9781529400120
ISBN 10:   1529400120
Pages:   320
Publication Date:   30 March 2021
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

A Tel-Aviv-set psychological thriller . . . with surprise after surprise stored up its clever sleeve, Dror Mishani's stand-alone serial killer tale . . . with a difference evokes both Patricia Highsmith and the quiet desperation of some of Simenon's non-Maigret novels * Crime Time * an utterly convincing and utterly compelling exercise in Highsmithian horror * The Times * The characters and mood of this intriguing page-turner remain with the reader long after the last page. * The Lady * Dror Mishani is the undisputable spiritual heir to George Simenon * Le Monde * A masterpiece that - on quiet paws - evokes more insight than some of the many editorials * WDR Radio, BOOK OF THE WEEK * I was nailed to this story. In serene, almost transparent prose Mishani leads us into a devilish underworld of other minds, where real and imaginary collide and answers cannot be guessed but we desperately want them, right to the end. Riveting and masterly -- Polly Clark, author of * Larchfield * In three parts, there are very effectful plot twists just when you expect them least.Psychologically sophisticated suspense and three touching and subtle portraits of women -- Dagmar Kaindl * BuchKultur * 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 -- Willam Shaw, author of * Deadland * 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 -- Olivia Kiernan, author of * Too Close to Breathe * A psychological drama that goes far beyond the standard thriller plot * Wprost, Poland * Dror Mishani is one of the greatest new writers in the genre * Politiken, Denmark * Dror Mishani marvellously handles the art of suspense * Les Echos, France * Dror Mishani has reached the world league of crime fiction * Die Zeit, Germany * Dror Mishani writes with profound originality * Henning Mankell * 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 *


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