2015 Jerwood Fiction Uncovered Prize-winner.
‘Significance is written with admirable storytelling skill that weaves captivating narrative tension, poetic density and exploration of ideas.’ Valerie Sirr, Wales Arts Review
‘A cool and sophisticated look at human interaction, loving, violent and inexplicable simultaneously.’ Sarla Langdon, The Bay Magazine
‘There is also a much deeper level to the novel that is just as enthralling and entertaining, and it should be said beautifully written.’ Simon Savidge, Jerwood 2015 Judge
‘A blend of policier and existential thriller that expands this vision by giving her gifts for subverting genre and stereotype greater rein than ever before.’ John Goodby
"With Significance Mazelis has set her novel-writing bar at a breathtaking height."Rachel Trezise, Agenda
Lucy Swann is trying on a new life. She’s cut and dyed her hair and bought new clothes, but only gets as far as a small town in northern France when her flight is violently cut short. When Inspector Vivier and his assistant Sabine Pelat begin their investigation the chance encounters of her last days take on a new significance.
Lucy’s death, like a stone thrown into a pool, sends out far-reaching ripples, altering the lives of people who never knew her as well as those of her loved ones back home.