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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. Indeed I see why 🙂
    Thanks for taking time to do this review, Olga. It sounds exciting. Hugs

    1. Thanks, Teagan. I could not resist this one. 🙂

  2. Good morning Olga..you continue to amaze me…Although I was fully aware that you are a psychiatrist, I had no idea that you were a forensic psychiatrist. From someone who loves BBC dramas about forensic psychiatrists…I am most impressed. Sounds like a very interesting read – one that I will put on my list….Thank you and hope your time in the UK goes well….Janet:)x

    1. Thanks, Janet. It’s not as exciting as it sounds, and I left the job a while back. We don’t do profiling or any of those things that some forensic psychologists do. We assess and treat people with mental illnesses who are deemed dangerous and have committed crimes. It’s a complex combination of psychiatry and the criminal justice system side of things… Thanks, I’m off to Wales for a few days later in the week and I’m working at translations, and have my radio programme and I’m trying to get the house in good shape. I hope your week is full of colour and magic. 🙂

      1. Have a wonderful time in Wales…if you get to Crickhowell…you will see The Magical Town of Crickadoon – It is in the church there that you will find my paintings. I am off to France tomorrow for a few days….may the magic reign for both of us…janet. xx

        1. Thanks, Janet. I’m (at least part of the time) going to be looking after a couple of friends’ house and dogs, so not sure I’ll manage to do a lot of sightseeing, but perhaps on the way back… I hope you have a wonderful time in France!

  3. This sound a full-bodied read. The characters feel complex and certainly three-dimensional. Interesting review, Olga. I’d like to read this one day. 🙂

    1. You’re right, Tess. I know you’re overflowing with books. Me too, but I just can’t resist…;)

      1. If I just had another six hours in a day, I could fit in some major reading. Sigh. <3

        1. I’m not sure even that would suffice…;)

          1. I feel too greedy already. 🙂

          2. I always think if suddenly there was a big disaster and I couldn’t get anything, at least I’d have books to keep me going. 😉

  4. dgkaye says:

    Yet another exciting review of a book I will mark for my TBR Olga. 🙂

    1. Thanks, Debby. 🙂

      1. dgkaye says:


  5. Forensic psychiatrist! I must read the book 🙂 Thank you for your always detailed reviews! Have a great time in Wales xx

    1. I’m sure you’ll enjoy it, Inese. 🙂

      1. If you say that 🙂

  6. Sorry I’m late, i have been away. Good luck to Anne with her new book, and thanks for the review.
    Best wishes, Pete.

    1. Thanks, Pete. I hope you had a good time.

  7. I could probably handle this, Olga, since I do have murder in my books, and in one, child abuse – although not graphic at all. Good luck to the author!

    1. Thanks, Noelle. The background of the writer is in postnatal care but she raises many interesting questions about psychiatry and forensic psychiatry in particular. Personally, I’ve read much more graphic and detailed accounts of violence in books but I’m not easily upset by it.

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