The Collective

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What to expect

‘An astonishing feat.’ Megan Abbott
‘I can’t stop thinking about this book.’ Alafair Burke
‘Layered, engrossing and nerve shattering.’ Lisa Unger
‘A dark and sinister ride’ Peter Swanson

How far would a mother go to right a wrong?

Camille Gardner is a grieving and angry mother who, fives years after her daughter’s death, is obsessed with the man she believes to be responsible.

Because Camille wants revenge.

Enter: the Collective.

A group of women who enact revenge on those who have taken their children.

But as Camille gets more involved in the group she must decide whether these women are the heroes or the villains.

And if she chooses wrong, will she ever get out alive?

Critics Review

  • Alison Gaylin has always been a great writer and storyteller-and this is her best book yet. The Collective is a riveting and timely thriller with a knockout of an ending. Don’t miss this one.

    Harlan Coben
  • I can’t stop thinking about this book.

    Alafair Burke
  • A layered, engrossing and nerve shattering thriller.

    Lisa Unger
  • Alison Gaylin’s The Collective is an astonishing feat. In the tradition of Ira Levin’s unforgettable social thrillers (Rosemary’s Baby, Stepford Wives), it’s a nerve-shredding, emotionally harrowing ride that also speaks volumes about our current moment, the dangers of our digital world, the potency of female rage. Don’t miss it.

    Megan Abbott
  • Feel like the book of the moment, the year. Clever, compassionate and all too believable.

    Laura Lippman
  • The Collective is a propulsive, emotional conspiracy thriller powered by the all-consuming fire of maternal rage. Without pretty moralizing, Gaylin shows both the destruction and visceral satisfaction that come with revenge. I am a peaceful person, but also a mother, and I read the whole book with a killer’s heart.

    Steph Cha

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