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Rio Youers is the British Fantasy and Sunburst Award–nominated author of Westlake Soul and Halcyon. His 2017 thriller, The Forgotten Girl, was a finalist for the Arthur Ellis Award for Best Crime Novel. He is the writer of Sleeping Beauties, a comic book series based on the bestselling novel by Stephen King and Owen King. Rio's new novel, Lola on Fire, will be published by William Morrow in February 2021.

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Rio Youers I started the WALKING DEAD comic books at the beginning of this year and I'm almost caught up (that's a lot of comics, right there). I also just start…moreI started the WALKING DEAD comic books at the beginning of this year and I'm almost caught up (that's a lot of comics, right there). I also just started Sarah Pinborough's BEHIND HER EYES, which I've been looking forward to for months now!(less)
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Rio Youers Hi, Gareth. The Laws of Spoilerdom decree that I can't answer this on an open forum. But I will say this: whatever your heart tells you ... that's the…moreHi, Gareth. The Laws of Spoilerdom decree that I can't answer this on an open forum. But I will say this: whatever your heart tells you ... that's the true answer. Listen to it, accept it, and be chill with it. That's what Westlake would want. :)(less)
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4.31 avg rating — 401 ratings — published 2012 — 11 editions
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Mama Fish

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Great news for anyone hoping to snag an early copy of LOLA ON FIRE. Goodreads is giving you a chance to win 1 of 100 advance reader’s editions, courtesy of my fantastic publisher, William Morrow.






LOVER. MOTHER. KILLER. LOLA.

Rio Youers’s LOLA ON FIRE combines vengeance and deceit, love and bullets, secrets, and twists in this high-octane action thriller with a vibrant emotional core, and bestselling

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Rio Youers and 1 other person liked John's review of Westlake Soul:
Westlake Soul by Rio Youers
"I have read over 600 books. This is now the 2nd greatest book I have ever read. It may be a pun but this book literally touched my soul. There aren't words that describe how much I loved this book. Thank you Mr. Youers!"
The Forgotten Girl by Rio Youers
" Thanks so much, Edward. And thanks for picking up HALCYON, too. I hope you like it as much as TFG.

There are a few musical moments in HALCYON, but noth
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The Forgotten Girl by Rio Youers
"I'm generally reluctant to read "thrillers." To me, the word reeks of hoary airport paperbacks for people who don't like to read "real" books. I mean the stuff by authors whose books take up an ungodly amount of shelf space in every used shop ever. J" Read more of this review »
Westlake Soul by Rio Youers
""Look up. Can you see me?
I am the man in the moon. Pale and alone."

I don't know how to review this book.
Reading Westlake Soul was an experience that took me out if my body and set my mind ablaze with possibility. There's so much emotion packed into " Read more of this review »
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“Cats manage arrogance and cool better than any creature alive. They have all the qualities you hope to see in people: loyalty, independence, intelligence, cleanliness ...”
Rio Youers, The Forgotten Girl
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“Put a gun in a young man's hands and call him a soldier. Doesn't make him a killer. Sew a stripe on his arm, a ribbon on his chest. Doesn't make him soulless.”
Rio Youers, 21st Century Dead

“Without emotion, they died inside. They became the Dead Ones.”
Rio Youers, 21st Century Dead

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