Today is the day. THE FORGOTTEN GIRL is out in the world—available now at bookstores and online retailers everywhere. This is my first novel with a major publisher (Macmillan/St. Martin’s Press) and I couldn’t be more thrilled. It is the result of many, many years of hard work and dedication. My endless thanks to everybody who has supported me to this point, and to all those who read THE FORGOTTEN GIRL and help spread the word.
If you’re on the fence and perhaps looking for a reason to add THE FORGOTTEN GIRL to your library, here’s what a few folks who have read had to say:
“A paranormal thriller distinguished by subtle characterizations and emotionally evocative prose. … [The Forgotten Girl] offers everything that fans of intelligent suspense could wish for.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“How Youers manages to skillfully weave character development into a book filled with edge-of-your-seat action is a testament to his writing skills. This is a smart thriller that also explores the power of love and memory. Highly recommended.” —Booklist (starred review)
“An absolute rocket—The Forgotten Girl is a supernatural thriller that thunders along at Mach 5 from the first page to the last. Written with a brutal lyricism, a savage wit, and a killer instinct for suspense, it’s a work that marks out Rio Youers as a big star.” —Joe Hill, New York Times bestselling author of The Fireman and Heart-Shaped Box
“A page-turner of a novel with concepts that twist your mind, characters that tug at your heartstrings, and a narrative that leaves you breathless. The Forgotten Girl is a supernatural thriller that will ensure you never forget Rio Youers.” —Sarah Pinborough, New York Times bestselling author of Behind Her Eyes
“Rio Youers writes with a magic all his own. The Forgotten Girl is a unique and twisted thriller, loaded with suspense but also laced with beautiful heartbreak. Youers is a rare and original voice, and I can’t wait to see what he does next!” —Christopher Golden, New York Times bestselling author of Snowblind and Dead Ringers
“The Forgotten Girl has everything going for it. Rio Youers has seasoned an original plot with engaging, unpredictable characters, and a totally badass villain, concocting a heady thrill-fest that will keep you turning pages into the wee hours.” —F. Paul Wilson, New York Times bestselling author of the Repairman Jack series
“Sometimes it’s the story that thrills us. Sometimes it’s the writer. Whether we know it or not, we always want both. The Forgotten Girl gives us both … halfway through … you think, “I’d be glued to absolutely anything Youers is spinning.’” —Josh Malerman, author of Bird Box and Black Mad Wheel
Lots of great praise so far, as you can see, and hopefully that will continue. If you read the book, and enjoy it, please consider leaving a review somewhere … or spreading the word through friends and family. Word of mouth is SO important.
So there it is … THE FORGOTTEN GIRL, available now wherever books are sold.
Thank you for all the support.