INTERVIEW WITH ALISON GAYLIN

Never Look Back Alison Gaylin William Morrow Pub. July 2nd, 2019 Never Look Back by Alison Gaylin is a suspenseful psychological thriller.  Her readers will not be disappointed with this latest novel based on a true murder crime spree.  The plot delves into how, in 1976, teenage murderers April Cooper and Gabriel LeRoy terrorized Southern California’s Inland Empire, killing a dozen victims before perishing in a fire.  More than forty years later, a True Crime podcast gets an unexpected tip that April did not die in the fire and is living in New York under a new identity. Hoping to find definitive proof that Renee Bloom...

INTERVIEW WITH ALISON GAYLIN

  IF I DIE TONIGHT Alison Gaylin William Morrow Pub. March 6th, 2018   If I Die Tonight by Alison Gaylin brings psychological suspense stories to a whole new level.  The focus of the plot emphasizes the relationship between parents and children and how social media plays a role.  The I-GEN generation characters that keep secrets and isolate themselves, allows readers to realize it is sometimes impossible for parents to really know their children. The plot begins with Wade, a teenager’s, suicide note, then flashes back five days and unfolds from the perspectives of Jackie, Connor, Pearl, and Amy Nathanson. Amy files a police report...

Alison Gaylin: The WHAT REMAINS OF ME Interview

What Remains Of Me by Alison Gaylin is a captivating story. The bestselling author Jeffery Deaver once said, “A thriller asks what is going to happen and a mystery asks what happened.” In this spellbinding story, Gaylin does both through her character Kelly Lund, portraying her as a teenager and a woman in her forties. There are multiple themes explored including the effect of secrets, how money and power corrupt, as well as how the media frenzy attempts to put a persona on a celebrity. These are all wonderfully intertwined throughout the story about the world of Hollywood. Elise Cooper: Why write this type of story? Alison Gaylin: I have...

Alison Gaylin’s WHAT REMAINS OF ME Reviewed

What Remains Of Me Alison Gaylin Harper Collins Feb. 23rd, 2016 What Remains Of Me by Alison Gaylin is a captivating story. The bestselling author Jeffery Deaver once said, “A thriller asks what is going to happen and a mystery asks what happened.” In this spellbinding story, Gaylin does both through her character Kelly Lund, portraying her as a teenager and a woman in her forties. There are multiple themes explored including the effect of secrets, how money and power corrupt, as well as how the media frenzy attempts to put a persona on a celebrity. These are all wonderfully intertwined throughout this story about the world of Hollywood....

Buzz Bin (reviews) from issue 56

BITTERSWEET (Crown) by Miranda Beverly-Whittemore is a perfect summer read. Scholarship student Mabel Dagmar is going to an exclusive East Coast school and very quickly finds herself fitting into a lifestyle she could only dream of. He is invited to spend the summer with her old moneyed roommate at the family estate. Mabel discovers that she could actually be a part of this and have this life, but she also discovers that it comes at a price that she isn’t sure she wants to pay. A bit reminiscent of the way Ross MacDonald wrote about families of privilege this was engaging and had great payoff. Sharon Bolton returns to bookshelves everywhere...