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If We Were Villains A Novel PDF “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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The Authors

If We Were Villains A Novel PDF

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.

M. L. Rio has worked in bookstores and theatres for years, and is currently pursuing her MA in Shakespeare Studies at King’s College London. If We Were Villains is her debut novel.

Dimensions and Characteristics ofIf We Were Villains A Novel PDF

  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Flatiron Books; Reprint edition (April 17, 2018)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 368 pages
  • International Standard Book Number-10 ‏ : ‎ 1250095298
  • International Standard Book Number-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1250095299
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 10.4 ounces
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 6.31 x 0.98 x 8.19 inches

Top reviews

B. H.

February 16, 2018

I don’t get the love for this book. It was just a rip-off of The Secret History (and not as well-written, might I add), but with Shakespeare instead of Greek. If you don’t love Shakespeare, I don’t foresee you enjoying this book. An obnoxious amount of the story is told in verse to the point where it took me out of the story and I was just skimming whenever these pretentious idiots started quoting. Maybe it could have been redeemed if the characters were interesting, but they weren’t. They felt like archetypes and nothing more. I regret wasting my time with this.
Nenia Campbell
 Ugh. Only read this if you’re a die-hard fan of both THE SECRET HISTORY and *sniff* the theater

January 30, 2021

DNF @ 18%

I tried. I loved THE SECRET HISTORY and I actually enjoy watching stage productions. I used to go all the time in college because one of my friends was an ex-theater major. But for some reason, THE SECRET HISTORY and Shakespeare just didn’t work. I think it was… okay, it was like a pretentious book for boring people. When I was in college, there was this guy who was a philosophy major and he was really hot and we got along well, but he was SO full of himself and everything he said was like listening to someone say stupid things in a smart way and that’s what this book was like. It made me want to slap my head with a folio.

Alexandra Y. Caluen
 I would instantly read a sequel

August 5, 2018

This is one of the best books I’ve read in 2018. I see there are some wildly divergent reviews, so I will go into more detail than I usually do about the things I liked. First of all: the Shakespeare. I found the use of direct quotes, adapted quotes, performance, and homage richly compelling. I have spent time in the type of environment that serves as the setting for this story, and I know how emotionally rewarding it can be to fully immerse one’s self in an obsession, particularly in the company of other obsessives. In the book, this is described as an addiction, and while I am not (to my knowledge) addicted to anything except reading, I can accept the description.

I do not ordinarily choose books about college-age protagonists. The setting of this book, however, is no ordinary college, and the experience of these protagonists (while it certainly includes stereotypical collegiate overindulgences) has nothing to do with the stereotypical American college experience, i.e. it has nothing to do with sports, inter-school rivalries, or other externalities. The experience here is about the delirious satisfaction of constantly creating, constantly discovering, constantly learning. Of course, not everything we learn is pleasant. Sometimes, what we learn is acutely painful. That’s life.

The mystery in this book is not a conventional murder mystery. The structure of the book allows for a slow unveiling of the characters and their milieu, which makes the eventual “reveal” inevitable. It is not contrived. It is, in fact, completely true to what we learn about the characters. We do not have a “villain” in the conventional sense, who deliberately committed a crime in order to gain something. What we do have is a group of people bound by mutual love of their subject and, in most cases, by degrees of love for each other.

“If We Were Villains” has been compared to “The Secret History,” which is a book I have not read. I didn’t read it because of points revealed in reviews that made me think I wouldn’t like it. If it deals as well with truth and consequences as this book, however, maybe I should have given it a try.

I’m happy for those of you who liked it but I thought this was boring.

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