If We Were Villains by M.L. Rio

If We Were Villains

M.L. Rio with Angie Hoffmeister (Illustrator)

432 pages first pub 2017 (editions)

fiction literary thriller dark emotional mysterious medium-paced

Description

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’s released, he’s greeted by the detective who put him in prison. Detective Colborne is retiring, but bef...

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Community Reviews Summary of 61,450 reviews

Moods

dark 91%
mysterious 84%
emotional 68%
tense 62%
sad 42%
reflective 23%
challenging 21%
adventurous 12%
funny 4%
inspiring 3%
hopeful 2%
informative 1%

Pace

medium 69%
fast 15%
slow 14%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 54% | Character: 35% | Plot: 9%

Strong character development?

Yes: 45% | It's complicated: 37% | No: 15% | N/A: 1%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 47% | It's complicated: 40% | No: 11%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 44% | Yes: 36% | It's complicated: 13% | N/A: 5%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 83% | It's complicated: 11% | No: 4%

Average rating

4.25

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