USA Today and International Bestselling Author
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"Full of twists, “The Collective” raises fascinating questions about the echo chamber of social media and the righteousness of rage — maternal or otherwise. Even after reading its shattering conclusion, you might be drawn back to the beginning of this blistering novel in search of every last breadcrumb Gaylin has dropped..."
- Paula Woods, Los Angeles Times
"This electrifying thriller dares us to walk a thin line between justice and bloodlust."
Gaylin imbues “The Collective” with solid suspense that grows from myriad twists, each of which is a surprise. [It] careens to a perfectly noir — and totally believable — finale, showcasing Gaylin’s storytelling skills."
- Oline Cogdill, South Florida Sun-Sentinel
"It's gripping, suspenseful, and dark. This is one you want to read first."
- Harlan Coben (on the Today Show)
"Fans of dark suspense will be unable to put this one down."
- Jane Murphy, Booklist
"Gripping... A breathtaking twist will catch readers by surprise...This tale of justice without mercy is a page-turner"
- Publishers Weekly
"Gaylin delivers a thought-provoking page-turner that grips and gratifies. An all-too-plausible tale of Highsmith-ian vengeance."
- Kirkus Reviews
"The Collective is quite possibly Alison Gaylin’s best book yet—and that’s saying a lot."
- John Valeri, Criminal Element
"Alison Gaylin’s The Collective taps into a well of female rage and grief on the very first page and mines it relentlessly until the conclusion of this pulse-pounding novel."
- Vannessa Cronin, Amazon Editor (Chosen as One of Amazon's 10 Best Books of November, 2021)
"Gaylin has penned a terrific psychological thriller that pulls at our heartstrings and plays to one of our basest instincts --- the desire for revenge against our enemies."
- Ray Palen, Bookreporter.com
USA Today and international bestselling author Alison Gaylin has won the Edgar and Shamus awards. Her work has been published in the US, UK, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Japan, Germany, Romania and Denmark, and she has been nominated for numerous awards, including the Macavity, Anthony, ITW Thriller and Strand Book Award. In addition to her novels, she has published many short stories and collaborated with Megan Abbott on the graphic novel Normandy Gold (Titan/Hard Case Crime, 2018).
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"The Collective is an unflinching look at female rage and the power of women’s bonds. Add to that shocking secrets and harrowing choices and you’ve got a book that demands to be read in one sitting."
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Alison talks to Carol Fitzgerald at Bookreporter.com
Alison on Speaking of Mysteries podcast
Alison interviewed by The Big Thrill
Alison interviewed by CrimeSpree Magazine
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"Chilling.... [T]his terrific novel is no ordinary revenge fantasy, nor even a simple modern-day take on Patricia Highsmith’s “Strangers on a Train,” with its classic mine-for-yours murder plot. There are larger questions at play, propelled by an iron-tight plot that becomes increasingly tense and claustrophobic. "
Sarah Lyall, New York Times Book Review