If We Were Villains

If We Were Villains was named one of Bustle's Best Thriller Novels of the Year, and Mystery Scene says, "A well-written and gripping ode to the stage...A fascinating, unorthodox take on rivalry, friendship, and truth."

If We Were Villains

If We Were Villains

“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, New York Times bestselling author of The Nest "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 of firelight and leather-bound books, Oliver and his friends play the same roles onstage and off: hero, villain, tyrant, temptress, ingénue, extras. But in their fourth and final year, good-natured rivalries turn ugly, and on opening night real violence invades the students’ world of make-believe. In the morning, the fourth-years find themselves facing their very own tragedy, and their greatest acting challenge yet: convincing the police, each other, and themselves that they are innocent. If We Were Villains was named one of Bustle's Best Thriller Novels of the Year, and Mystery Scene says, "A well-written and gripping ode to the stage...A fascinating, unorthodox take on rivalry, friendship, and truth."

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If We Were Villains
Language: en
Pages: 368
Authors: M. L. Rio
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-04-11 - Publisher: Flatiron Books

“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, New York Times bestselling author of The Nest "Nerdily (and winningly) in love with Shakespeare...Readable, smart.” —New
If We Were Villains
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: M. L. Rio
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2022-03-29 - Publisher:

'Enter the players. There were seven of us then, seven bright young things with wide precious futures ahead of us. Until that year, we saw no further than the books in front of our faces.'On the day Oliver Marks is released from jail, the man who put him there is
If We Were Villains (Dyslexic Edition)
Language: en
Pages: 553
Authors: M. L. Rio
Categories: Actors
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017 - Publisher:

Entreated to tell his side of the story to a detective who put him in prison a decade earlier for a murder he may not have committed, Oliver Marks describes his past as a Shakespearean actor in college whose rivalry with a castmate escalated in dangerous ways.
A Short History of Europe, 1600-1815
Language: en
Pages: 450
Authors: Lisa Rosner, Professor Lisa Rosner, John Theibault
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2000 - Publisher: M.E. Sharpe

A concise survey of the people, ideas, and conflicts in European history from the Thirty Years' War to the Napoleonic Era, drawing on new work in gender studies, environmental history, anthropology and cultural history.
The Supervillain Reader
Language: en
Pages: 432
Authors: Robert Moses Peaslee, Robert G. Weiner
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-01-15 - Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

Contributions by Jerold J. Abrams, José Alaniz, John Carey, Maurice Charney, Peter Coogan, Joe Cruz, Phillip Lamarr Cunningham, Stefan Danter, Adam Davidson-Harden, Randy Duncan, Richard Hall, Richard Heldenfels, Alberto Hermida, Víctor Hernández-Santaolalla, A. G. Holdier, Tiffany Hong, Stephen Graham Jones, Siegfried Kracauer, Naja Later, Ryan Litsey, Tara Lomax, Tony Magistrale,