All Lina wanted was to be desired. How did she end up in a marriage with two children and a husband who wouldn’t touch her?
All Maggie wanted was to be understood. How did she end up in a relationship with her teacher and then in court, a hated pariah in her small town?
All Sloane wanted was to be admired. How did she end up a sexual object of men, including her husband, who liked to watch her have sex with other men and women?
Three Women is a record of unmet needs, unspoken thoughts, disappointments, hopes and unrelenting obsessions.
‘Absolutely compelling.’ LEIGH SALES
‘A masterpiece at the same level as In Cold Blood.’ ELIZABETH GILBERT
‘One of the most brilliant books I’ve ever read.’ MIA FREEDMAN
‘Addictive, totally addictive. Brilliant.’ DOLLY ALDERTON
‘Indescribably magnificent. You will LOVE it.’ MARIAN KEYES
‘As unputdownable as the most page-turning fiction.’ JOJO MOYES
‘Read this book.’ ESTHER PEREL
‘I literally could not put it down.’ GWYNETH PALTROW
About the Author
Lisa Taddeo spent eight years and thousands of hours tracking the women whose stories comprise Three Women, moving to the towns they lived in to better understand their lives. She has contributed to New York magazine, Esquire, Elle, Glamour and many other publications. Her short stories have won two Pushcart Prizes. She lives with her husband and daughter in Connecticut.