Kate Weinberg was born and lives in London. She studied English at Oxford and creative writing in East Anglia. She has worked as a slush pile reader, a bookshop assistant, a journalist, and a ghost writer. The Truants is her first novel.
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.
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One of the New York Times Book Review's Top Ten Best Crime Novels of 2020
One of USA Today's Best Books of 2020
"[A] hypnotic debut. . . .[An] uncommonly clever whodunit." --The New York Times Book Review
“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.”