Book ‘If We Were Villains’ by M. L. Rio

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"Much like Donna Tartt's The Secret History, M. L. Rio's sparkling debut is a richly layered story of love, friendship, and obsession... will keep you riveted through its final, electrifying moments." -- Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney. Nerdily (and winningly) in love with Shakespeare... Readable, smart." -- New York Times Book Review. On the day Oliver Marks is released from jail, the man who put him there is waiting at the door. Detective Colborne wants to know the truth, and after ten years, Oliver is finally ready to tell it. A decade ago: Oliver is one of seven young Shakespearean actors at Dellecher Classical Conservatory, a place of keen ambition and fierce competition. In this secluded world...
Publisher: Flatiron Books; Reprint edition (April 17, 2018)  Pages: 368 pages  ISBN-10: 1250095298  ISBN-13: 978-1250095299  ASIN:‎ B07195KGS9

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M. L. Rio is an author, but before she was an author she was an actor, and before she was an actor she was just a word nerd whose best friends were books. She holds a master’s degree in Shakespeare Studies from King’s College London and Shakespeare’s Globe. She is currently pursuing her PhD in early modern English literature. Her first novel, IF WE WERE VILLAINS, was published in April 2017 by Flatiron Books.