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The Others

(2021)
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A biting and propulsive thriller in which a pact made twenty years before lands one woman at the heart of a murder investigation—but is she the next victim, or the primary suspect?

“Singularly creepy." ―​New York Times Book Review


“A dark and funny page-turner.” ―Ayelet Gundar-Goshen, author of Waking Lions

As soon as Sheila hears the news, she knows the police will be calling. Dina Kaminer—one of Israel’s preeminent feminist scholars and Sheila’s oldest friend—has been found murdered, the word “mother” carved into her forehead and a baby doll fixed to her hands.
 
For Sheila, that word is a warning. Two decades before, she and Dina had joined a group of women who swore they would never have children. Instead, they would follow the example of “The Others,” women the Torah considered childless, but they saw as willingly child-free. Sheila has upheld her vow year after year, even as her friendship with Dina fell apart. But now, as more women turn up dead, each transformed into a mother against her will, Sheila must decide if she’s made the right choice . . . and who might want to make her pay the ultimate price.
 
An instant international bestseller with shades of The Perfect Nanny and My Sister, the Serial KillerThe Others is a dark, witty, and riveting psychological thriller.
 

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"Wickedly entertaining with an undercurrent of poignant insight, The Others is unlike anything else you’ll read this year. It uses the twisted trappings of its genre to deftly examine questions of choice, culpability and motherhood in ways both unique and unpredictable. Don’t miss it." - Gabriel Bergmoser

"The Others is a meaningful and original take on one of the most emotionally charged and complex issues in society - the expectation for women to bear children. Filled with tension and thrill and pitch-perfect characters, this is a convincing and enviable mystery." - Assaf Gavron

"A dark and funny page-turner." - Ayelet Gundar-Goshen

"A daring, darkly-alluring psychological thriller, undoing one of the very foundations of Jewish and Israeli culture, the myth of motherhood. Sarah Blau’s subversive and original voice resonates through every line of The Others, placing her in the front row of contemporary Israeli literature." - Ruby Namdar

"Steeped in the stories of the bible, this razor-sharp thriller combines propulsive narrative with subtle, insightful commentary on identity, gender roles and the different ways we contend with loss. Engrossing and thought-provoking, with a strong sense of place and a set of complex, unforgettable characters, The Others will live with you long after putting the book down." - Daniela Petrova

"The Others had me hooked from page one. A riveting thriller that made me squirm, laugh, and think, often all at once, this book makes us question everything we thought we knew about women, not to mention the Bible, even as we race to find out what happens. Sarah Blau has written a novel as smart as it is scintillating. I adored it." - Anna Solomon


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April 2021 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Others
Author(s): Sarah Blau
ISBN: 0-316-46087-7 / 978-0-316-46087-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Mulholland Books
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January 2022 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Others
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ISBN: 1-78227-688-2 / 978-1-78227-688-3 (UK edition)
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April 2021 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Others: 'Twisted, dark and fizzing with fury' Observer, Thriller of the Month
Author(s): Sarah Blau
ISBN: 1-78227-649-1 / 978-1-78227-649-4 (UK edition)
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Title: The Others
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ISBN: 0-385-69529-2 / 978-0-385-69529-9 (USA edition)
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April 2021 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Others
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April 2021 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Others
Author(s): Sarah Blau
Publisher: Mulholland Books
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April 2021 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Others
Author(s): Sarah Blau
Publisher: Doubleday Canada
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April 2021 : UK Audio CD
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Title: The Others
Author(s): Sarah Blau
ISBN: 1-00-403807-0 / 978-1-00-403807-7 (UK edition)
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April 2021 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Others
Author(s): Sarah Blau
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April 2021 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Others
Author(s): Sarah Blau
Publisher: W. F. Howes Ltd
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April 2021 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Others
Author(s): Sarah Blau
Publisher: W. F. Howes Ltd
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April 2021 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: The Others
Author(s): Sarah Blau
Publisher: Mulholland Books
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April 2021 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Others
Author(s): Sarah Blau
Publisher: Doubleday Canada
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April 2021 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Others: They would rather die than be mothers in this page-turning thriller
Author(s): Sarah Blau
Publisher: Pushkin Vertigo
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