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Written by D. A. Mishani • Translated by Jessica Cohen

Published August 18, 2020 | ISBN 9781487008222
FICTION / Thrillers / Psychological

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Regular price $22.95 CAD

248 pages | 8 in × 5.25 in
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About this book


D. A. Mishani • Jessica Cohen

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.” — Olivia Kiernan, author of Too Close to Breathe

When Orna meets Gil on an online dating site, their lackluster affair seems like nothing more than a way to stave off the pain of her recent divorce. But soon it becomes clear that Gil may not be exactly who he claims. And Orna’s own lies may be weaving an unexpected trap for her.

Set against the backdrop of the gritty suburbs of Tel Aviv, Three is a slow-burning psychological thriller from the internationally celebrated master of crime and suspense D. A. Mishani.

About the Creators

D. A. Mishani

D. A. MISHANI is a bestselling crime writer, screenwriter, and literary scholar, specializing in the history of crime fiction. His novels have been translated into more than twenty languages, made into films and television series, and shortlisted for the CWA International Dagger Award and the Grand Prix de Littérature Policière. His novel The Missing File won the prestigious Martin Beck Award for best crime novel translated into Swedish and the Grand Prix du Meilleur Polar de lecteurs de Points. Three is his first standalone novel. He lives with his wife and two children in Tel Aviv and teaches at Tel Aviv University.

Jessica Cohen

JESSICA COHEN is a highly acclaimed translator of contemporary Israeli prose, poetry, and other creative works. Her translations include David Grossman’s critically acclaimed A Horse Walks into a Bar, for which she won the Man Booker International Prize, and works by major Israeli writers including Amos Oz, Etgar Keret, Rutu Modan, Dorit Rabinyan, and Ronit Matalon. She lives in Denver, Colorado.

Awards and Praise


“Mishani writes with profound originality.” Henning Mankell, author of the Inspector Kurt Wallander series

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

“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

“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

“[A] thoughtful puzzle mystery … Mishani has constructed the plot as a psychological thriller, a conventional format in any language, but the story has a lot more to say for itself. To be sure, there are scenes of genuine terror … But there are also surprising plot twists and smart character insights, not to mention some terrific Tel Aviv street scenes.” — Marilyn Stasio, New York Times Book Review

Three is a mesmerizing psychological thriller whose violence comes to feel inevitable, but that also sparks hope for retribution.” Foreword Reviews, STARRED REVIEW

“Mishani displays a superior gift for psychological suspense in this taut and twisty standalone.” Publishers Weekly

“Truly thought-provoking and emotionally challenging … A masterclass.” Crime Time

Three is written like a Shakespearean play … It will be remembered as a work that heralded a new wave in Israeli fiction just as My Michael by Amos Oz once did.” Haaretz Book Review (Israel)

“The buzz around Mishani’s Three makes it seem like a sixth season of Game of Thrones, and that buzz is well deserved. The mind-blowing twist in this book changes not just the meaning of the novel but the entire genre to which the novel belongs.” Yedioth Ahronoth (Israel) 

“Dror Mishani has reached the world league of crime fiction.” Die Zeit (Germany)

“A subtly narrated and moving novel.” Frankfurter Rundschau (Germany) 

“Mishani is the uncontested spiritual heir to Georges Simenon!” Le Monde (France) 

“Mishani marvellously handles the art of suspense.” Les Echos (France)

“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)