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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.

Comments (17)

  1. Mmm. I’m not sure about this one. I’m always dubious when a book gets lots of good review and what you say about the ending puts me off even more. One to consider, I think, but not to go PM my list just yet. Thanks as ever.

    1. Thanks, Sarah. It’s a good yarn and it’s perhaps a book for the times (with all the issues about immigration and asylum seeking at the moment). I hope you have a great weekend.

  2. Auto correct on iPad is responsible for the above!

  3. A very good review of this book, Olga. It is not a book I will read as I like sweet tales of life that involve no drama and conflict (enough of that in real life) but I do appreciate that this is a book that will resonate with many.

    1. Thanks, Robbie. It isn’t over the top, but I know what you mean. More reviews to come so I hope you’ll find something that tickles your fancy. Have a great weekend!

  4. It sounds like the perfect time for this subject to be discussed in a book. The trouble is, the people who most need to understand the issues involved are unlikely to read it.
    Best wishes, Pete.

    1. Yes, you’re spot on. Perhaps if it wins the award people who would not normally read such books might but… Happy weekend, Pete. Keep the positivity going.

      1. Still keeping positive! x

        1. And happy belated birthday!

  5. I enjoyed hearing your perception of how the writer handled the characters/gender, etc. Thanks for another review, Olga. Happy St. Patrick’s Day. Hugs!

    1. Thanks, Teagan and happy St Patrick’s Day!

  6. This sounds interesting, but I have too many books already… I will be very poor if I buy all the books you review.

    1. Thank, Hilary. I get a lot of them through NetGalley, Hilary. Since I started reviewing books I have so many pending to review I don’t have much chance to buy books as I can’t get through the ones I have.

  7. Your reviews are wonderful, Olga ~ comprehensive without giving anything away. I’m always drawn to read books you review 🙂

    1. Thanks so much, Tina. I find that writing reviews helps me pay more attention to the books and reflect more on what I read. And if that can help others too, that’s all for the better.

  8. Hi Olga! Thanks for the review! 😀 xx

    1. Thank you for taking the time to read it and comment. Thanks, Vashti.

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