Emuna (Conviction)

The Fourth Avraham novel

(Hebrew 2021, and soon in English, French, German, Spanish and more)

In “Emuna” (“Conviction”), Avraham faces two investigations. In the first, a newborn is found in a bag outside a hospital, and the woman suspected of leaving it there is immediately caught. Avraham, discouraged by painful domestic tragedies, prefers not to listen to her story and concentrates on the second case – a search for a mysterious Swiss tourist, with several names and a fake passport, who disappeared from a beach hotel.

Both investigations, seemingly different from each other, will lead Avraham very close to home, but also far away from it – to Paris, familiar to Avraham from detective stories he loves. As they will spiral into a maze of violence and deception, Avraham will be confronted with people he thought he knew everything about, and others, who technically don’t even exist but are the most powerful men in the country. In the end, he’ll have to answer a question that concerns his own life: What’s the right thing to do?

“Emuna” (“Conviction“) is the fourth installment in the Avraham Avraham detective series and the fifth novel by Bestselling crime writer Dror Mishani (“The Missing File”, “Three”), whose novels won numerous international awards and were adapted into film and television.

His new masterly-written novel “Emuna” (Conviction“), daringly provocative and joyfully entertaining, is a brilliant political thriller, and a witty literary confrontation with Israel’s most sacred myths.


What readers wrote :

Not another action-packed thriller that leaves no trace after you finished it, but a layered text, perfectly constructed, one that you must go back to in order to re-discover
more and more gems
(Ariel Schnabel, Makor Rishon)


Mishani continues to prefect
his crime writing (Yoni Livne, Ynet)


In the first three novels in the Avraham series, Mishani proved his ability to captivate – and he continues to do so in Conviction. There is not an inch of escapism in the book (…) the feeling is that every story that Mishani tells, fictional as it may be, is true, because you totally believe it.(Amichay Shalev, Makor Rishon)


Conviction, like Mishani’s previous novels, is narrated from alternating points-of-view, reaffirming his poetic position: there is not a single homogeneous way to view reality. Here, the character of Liora Talias, suspected of leaving the baby outside the hospital, and her point-of-view, are a interest in the novel and one of his innovations in Hebrew literature
(Esti Adivi Shooshan, Haaretz)


Mishani fulfills his protagonist dreams – an international investigation with a mysterious scent of state secrets and even an implicit connection to the Mossad (…)
Avraham is a character who adds to the world a small, thin, slit of light
(Ran Binoon, E-vrit).