What could be a better way to end a long and tiring Monday than to come home and find a book waiting for me. I ordered this last month, thinking it would be a good treat for Xmas. Of course then I bought the Octopus book. And those three books this weekend. I guess I went for 5 times the treat 😆.
So what was the original treat? This beautiful edition of If We Were Villians by M. L. Rio. I haven’t read it before, but why buy a boring paperback when you can buy a pretty hardback.
Oliver Marks has just served ten years for the murder of one of his closest friends – a murder he may or may not have committed. On the day he is released, he’s greeted by the detective who put him in prison. Detective Colborne is retiring, but before he does, he wants to know what really happened ten years ago.
As a young actor studying Shakespeare at an elite arts conservatory, Oliver noticed that his talented classmates seem to play the same roles onstage and off – villain, hero, tyrant, temptress – though Oliver felt doomed to always be a secondary character in someone else’s story. But when the teachers change up the casting, a good-natured rivalry turns ugly, and the plays spill dangerously over into life.
When tragedy strikes, one of the seven friends is found dead. The rest face their greatest acting challenge yet: convincing the police, and themselves, that they are blameless.Book blurb
Now, while the cover and title may have caught my interest in the first case, the blurb held it. And I’m looking forward to reading this. I’m tempted to start it tonight…