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Alison Gaylin


Alison Gaylin

Alison Gaylin is the award-winning author of HIDE YOUR EYES and its sequel, YOU KILL ME; the stand-alones 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.

Books by Alison Gaylin

by Alison Gaylin - Fiction, Psychological Suspense, Psychological Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

Late one night in the quiet Hudson Valley town of Havenkill, a distraught woman stumbles into the police station --- and lives are changed forever. Aimee En, once a darling of the ’80s pop music scene, claims that a teenage boy stole her car, then ran over another young man who had rushed to help. As Liam Miller’s life hangs in the balance, the events of that fateful night begin to come into focus. But is everything as it seems? The case quickly consumes social media, transforming Liam, a local high school football star, into a folk hero, and the suspect, a high school outcast named Wade Reed, into a depraved would-be killer. But is Wade really guilty? And if he isn't, why won't he talk?

by Alison Gaylin - Crime, Suspense, Thriller

On June 28, 1980, Kelly Michelle Lund shoots and kills Oscar-nominated director John McFadden at a party in his home. For years, speculation swirls over the enigmatic seventeen-year-old’s motives, information she’s refused to share. Convicted of the murder, she loses her youth and her freedom --- but keeps her secrets to herself. Thirty years later, the past has come back to haunt Kelly. Her father-in-law, movie legend Sterling Marshall, is found dead from a shot to the head, just like his old friend John McFadden. Once again, Kelly is suspected of the high profile murder. But this time, she’s got some unexpected allies who believe she’s innocent --- of both killings --- and want to help her clear her name. But is she?

by Alison Gaylin - Fiction, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller

When Brenna Spector first sees footage of missing webcam performer Lula Belle, Lula's deepest, darkest secrets are stories that to Brenna are chillingly familiar --- stories only Brenna and her sister, Clea, would know. Clea went missing when they were children, and Brenna is convinced the missing Internet performer has ties to her sister. Brenna takes the case --- and in her quest for Lula Belle unravels a web of obsession, sex, guilt and murder.

by Alison Gaylin - Fiction, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller

On a summer afternoon in 1998, six-year-old Iris Neff walked away from a barbecue in her small suburban town...and vanished. Brenna Spector, an investigator with a remarkable memory, is on the case, but she can’t seem to figure it out. When a local woman disappears 11 years later, Brenna uncovers bizarre connections between the missing woman, the long-gone little girl...and herself.