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I was born in Barcelona and have lived in the UK for many years now. I'm a writer, translator (English-Spanish and vice-versa) and I'm a medical doctor and worked in Forensic Psychiatry many years. I also have a BA and a PhD in American Literature and Film, and a Masters in Criminology. I've always loved books and apart from writing them I review them often. I write a bit of everything, check my books for more information and my about page for links. My blog is bilingual, English and Spanish.

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  1. Thanks to your excellent review, I’m looking forward to reading ‘Darktown’. It sounds like a fascinating novel with a timely plot line.

    1. Thanks, James. There are certain themes that are always relevant. I hope you enjoy it.

  2. This is one I will definitely get….Thank you Olga for another superb review…I don’t have to do anywhere else to find books I love….:) Hope all is well and that you enjoy this day….keep reading and may the magical hummers be with you…janet. x

    1. Thanks so much, Janet. I’m trying to get all the reading I have pending for this month done, but we’ll see. I’m pleased you find plenty to inspire your reading. I try to keep it varied. And thanks for the hummingbirds. Always need a bit of magic!

  3. This looks very professional, and destined for a film adaptation. Surprised to see it on TV first, so I am guessing Jamie Foxx might play Boggs. I expect it will sell very well, given the previous success of the writer, though I prefer the cover/graphic on the top picture to the police car cover shown further down. Looks like a winner indeed, Olga, thanks for showcasing it.
    Best wishes, Pete.

    1. Thanks, Pete. I assume Jamie Foxx will play Boggs. All the characters had room for development, that’s for sure, so a TV series might be the perfect opportunity. The novel has a noirish feel to it so I think the bottom cover probably takes that approach (although it looks slightly horror). Plenty of books to keep going, Pete. I just have to keep reading. Thanks for your support.

  4. Hi Olga. This is a very well done review. You’re always so mindful, and tell details that help me know whether I’d want to budget part of the scarce time I have to a given book. Personally, I find the subject matter of this one very tired and usually written about by people who have never experienced the kind of cultural balance of their settings.
    Onward to the office. Have a terrific Tuesday. Huge hugs.

    1. OlgaNunez says:

      Thanks, Teagan. I can see your point. I haven’t read about the experience of the first African-American police officers in the South, but I’m sure there are a lot of historical texts and academic research on the subject. And it will be more familiar to some readers than others. I suspect it will prove popular.

  5. Superb review, Olga. You always tell just enough to hook your readers. I can see why this book would be picked up for a movie!

    1. Thanks, Noelle! I love your reviews too!

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