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Rio Youers

Rio Youers is the British Fantasy Award-nominated author of End Times and Point Hollow. His short fiction has been published in many notable anthologies, and his novel, Westlake Soul, was nominated for Canada's prestigious Sunburst Award. Rio lives in southwestern Ontario with his wife, Emily, and their children, Lily and Charlie.

Genres: Mystery, Horror

Rio Youers recommends
We Are Monsters (2015)
Brian Kirk
"Rest assured, this is no breezy melody. It’s a dark arrangement, a terror chorus. It will sink into your bones and shake you."
Haven (2016)
Tom Deady
"Haven is about scars, both literal and figurative; it's about second chances and broken memories. This is a great small-town horror novel--a bullet-read with deep characters and perfect pacing. Best of all, it's creepy as hell."
Strange Ink (2018)
(Harry Hendrick, book 1)
Gary Kemble
"This book reads like a dropkick to the sternum. A skilled, vivid crafting of characters and their stories set against a backdrop of political corruption and old magic, Strange Ink is a powerhouse of a novel. Horror fans take note: Gary Kemble has arrived."
Eden (2020)
Tim Lebbon
"With Eden, Tim Lebbon is at the top of his game. Action-packed, thought-provoking, terrifying, this is the eco horror novel by which all others will be judged."
Red Hands (2020)
(Ben Walker, book 3)
Christopher Golden
"From page one, Red Hands grabs you by the throat and doesn’t let go. The pacing is perfect. The action is chaotic, vivid, and incredibly satisfying. Full of intrigue, governmental scheming, and biological terror, this is one dark thriller I’ll be talking about - and recommending - for years to come."
Come With Me (2021)
Ronald Malfi
"An exploration into grief, and into the dark secrets within a seemingly perfect marriage. Part mystery, part ghost story, Come with Me chimes with rare beauty and page-turning brilliance. I surrendered to it completely."
Something More Than Night (2021)
Kim Newman
"An homage to a golden era of storytelling, with the chemistry between Karloff and Chandler rivalling any Hollywood double act. Intelligent, atmospheric, written with passion and wit, Something More Than Night is a must for fans of classic monsters and mysteries. A pure joy to read."
All the White Spaces (2022)
Ally Wilkes
"ALL THE WHITE SPACES is a masterpiece. A journey of discovery that left me breathless and emotional for all the right reasons. With this powerful debut, Ally Wilkes has not arrived quietly on the horror scene; she has scaled a towering iceberg and roared."
The Shadow Glass (2022)
Josh Winning
"You don't have to be a child of the '80s to appreciate The Shadow Glass. There's enough magic within these pages to dress you in leg warmers and take you there. Nostalgic, heartfelt, and bristling with humor. An absolute corker!"

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