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Book Review: The Collective

Book Details:

  • Published Date: November 2, 2021
  • Author: Alison Gaylin
  • Genre: Contemporary, Fiction, Romance, Adult, Feminism,Mental Health
  • Format: Hardcover/Book of the Month November 2021
  • Length: 335 pages
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

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When I started this book, I didn’t think I was going to enjoy it. I am so glad I just kept reading because I definitely ended up enjoying this book a lot.

Camille Gardner is still obsessed with the accused killer of daughter Emily, 5 years later. She would do anything to make sure he gets what he deserves, but unfortunately, the media loves him and everyone thinks he’s this good boy who does nothing wrong. She even has a pretty public breakdown that ends up all over the media.

One day, after the public breakdown, Camille runs into a woman who give her a card to join this support group that she is a part of. She joins the support group and somewhere down the road she finds herself on the dark web and she runs into this group call The Collective. The group is surrounded by a huge mystery and it doesn’t take Camille long to realize that revenge isn’t everything and once you are involved in something, it’s almost impossible to walk to walk away.

I enjoyed this book. The ended was definitely not what I was expecting, so it was a great plot twist to end the book.

I would definitely recommend this book if you are looking for a good mystery/thriller to read.

My Rating:

4 star

Have you read The Collective? What were your thoughts?


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