On Tuesday, November 2nd at 5:00pm PDT Warwick's, in partnership with William Morrow, will host Alison Gaylin as she discusses her new novel, The Collective, in conversation with Laura Lippman. USA Today and international bestselling author Alison Gaylin has been nominated for the Edgar four times. Most recently, her thriller If I Die Tonight won the award in the category Best Paperback Original. She has also won the Shamus and RT Reviewers Choice awards, and has been nominated for the Anthony, ITW Thriller and Strand Book Awards. Her books are published in several countries, including the US, UK, France, Germany, Japan, Romania and the Netherlands. She lives with her husband and daughter in Woodstock, New York.
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$27.99 + tax & fee: Includes event access and one copy of The Collective with autographed bookplate, held at Warwick's to be picked up at your convenience after the event.
$31.99 + tax & fee: Includes event access and one autographed copy of The Collective with autographed bookplate, shipped to your home after the event (48 contiguous states only).
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.
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.