The Crime Writers' Association

International 2018

Pierre Lemaître
tr. Frank Wynne
Three Days and a Life
shortlisted
MacLehose

Amazon

A crime novel set in petty bourgeois provincial France, focused on one character with the repercussions of a violent accident blighting a boy’s adult life and career. Lemaître keeps the suspense high and the reader empathetic. Frank Wynne’s excellent translation never calls attention to itself.