Crowdcast Launch Event: Alison Gaylin THE COLLECTIVE with Laura Lippman

A William Morrow Crowdcast Virtual Event
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Tuesday, November 2, 2021 - 8:00pm
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IMPORTANT: Participation in this special event requires ordering a copy of THE COLLECTIVE from Northshire Bookstore. Once you make your purchase, we will send you a link and unique password to access the event via Crowdcast.


To celebrate the launch of THE COLLECTIVE, Northshire Bookstore ad HarperCollins Publishers invite you to a special crowdcast event with author Alison Gaylin in conversation with Laura Lippman


To attend this event, just order a copy of THE COLLECTIVE below!


The USA Today bestselling and Edgar Award–winning author of Never Look Back and If I Die Tonight plumbs the dark side of justice and the depths of diabolical revenge in this propulsive novel of psychological suspense that melds the driving narrative of Then She Was Gone with the breathtaking twists of The Chain and the violent fury of Kill Bill.

“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

Just how far will a grieving mother go to right a tragic wrong?

Camille Gardener is a grieving—and angry—mother who, five years after her daughter’s death, is still obsessed with the privileged young man she believes to be responsible.

When her rash actions draw the attention of a secret group of women—the collective— Camille is drawn into a dark web where these mothers share their wildly different stories of loss as well as their desire for justice in a world where privilege denies accountability. Fueled by mutual rage, the collective members devise and act out retribution fantasies via precise, anonymous, highly coordinated revenge killings.

As Camille struggles to comprehend whether this is a role-playing exercise or terrifying reality, she must decide if these women are truly avenging angels or monsters. Becoming more deeply enmeshed in the group, Camille learns truths about the collective—and about herself—that she may not be able to survive

“Alison Gaylin's The Collective feels like the book of the moment, the year. Clever, compassionate and all too believable, it's a stunning achievement by one of my favorite writers
— Laura Lippman, New York Times Bestselling Author of DREAM GIRL

Since Laura Lippman's debut in 1997, she has been recognized as a distinctive voice in mystery fiction and named one of the "essential" crime writers of the last 100 years. Her books have won most of the major awards in her field and been translated into more than twenty languages. She lives in Baltimore and New Orleans with her daughter.

Alison Gaylin is the award-winning author of Hide Your Eyes and its sequel, You Kill Me; the standalones Trashed and Heartless; and the Brenna Spector series: And She Was, Into the Dark, and Stay with Me. A graduate of Northwestern University and of Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism, she lives with her husband and daughter in Woodstock, New York.


When you order a copy of THE COLLECTIVE  for the virtual book launch, your email address will be registered on a rolling basis with William Morrow (HarperCollins). You will receive a separate email with the link to join the event. The email will come directly from sender “William Morrow via Crowdcast” and the subject line will be “Thanks for registering for "THE COLLECTIVE Book Launch – Alison Gaylin in conversation with Laura Lippman".


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The Collective: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780063083158
Availability: Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: William Morrow - November 2nd, 2021

Dream Girl: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062390073
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Published: William Morrow - June 22nd, 2021

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