Women are being murdered in Tel Aviv, found tied to a chair with a baby doll glued to their hands, the word “mother” emblazoned on their foreheads. Sheila, Sarah Blau’s narrator, thinks she knows what’s going on – she used to be friends with the women, and they made a pact at university never to have children, a decision she continues to wrestle with today... Sharp-tongued and sardonic, Sheila is an enjoyably unreliable narrator, misleading the young detective who comes to question her about her old friend Dina’s death, accidentally letting him see a baby doll hidden in a box in her apartment. How much is she hiding, from herself and from the reader; is she in danger, or is she dangerous? The Others is the award-winner Blau’s fourth novel, but her first to be translated into English. Twisted, dark and fizzing with fury, it’s a lot of fun.