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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 (21)

  1. A slower book with an ambiguous ending (or at least one that doesn’t wrap up everything in a neat bow) and older characters sounds pretty good to me. Thanks for sharing your review.

    1. Olga Nunez Miret says:

      Thanks, Priscilla. I’ve only read two of this author’s hooks so far, but they are far from the usual. Keep well!

  2. Thank you Olga.

    1. Thanks, Rosie. Keep well!

  3. Hi Olga, I can see that I’ve fallen out of “the loop” with the many things going on in your world (my fault). I keep meaning to send an email, but know how busy you are, so I don’t. I’m not sure if Cambridge is new teaching for you, or if you are the student, but I see that you are as dynamic and hardworking as ever.
    Thanks for this very intriguing review. Best to Rich. Hugs on the wing!

    1. Hi, Teagan. I think it’s very difficult to keep track of everything. I feel quite lost whenever I visit blogs these days.
      I was taking an online course in March, to get a formal certificate (CELTA, from Cambridge University) to be able to teach English as a foreign language. The problem was that we went into lockdown right in the middle of the course, and we completed the rest of the course online, but we also had to practise teaching English students (we have to have completed 6 hours of teaching by the end of the course), and the requirement was that it should be in person. Due to the circumstances, that was turned into online, but that has supposed a big change for all of us. Anyway, I have my final lesson tomorrow morning, so fingers crossed!
      Take care and keep safe!

  4. Being old, it is always nice to see someone writing about older characters for a change. I am also in a relationship involving second/third marriages, step-children, and complex family dynamics. It might be either encouraging for me to read, or too close to home for comfort.
    Best wishes, Pete.

    1. Thanks, Pete. Yes, I know what you mean. I agree on older characters, although sometimes I’ve read books that felt too close to my life and they don’t always work.
      Keep well.

  5. Talk about being forced to leap in with both feet in respect to your university course, Olga! I’m sure you’ll come through with flying colors.
    This sounds like an interesting read, but maybe at a different time?
    Take care and be safe!

    1. Thanks, Jacquie. You’re right about the novel and about the course. Keep safe!

  6. dgkaye says:

    That was quite a review Olga. I love unusual, and your review has my curiosity so I’ll head over to add. Probably not right in this now, but at a later date. And I’m glad you are busy teaching online while you are confined. I think most of us are all isolating in many countries. We are for sure here in Canada. Just stay safe and masked! <3

    1. Olga Nunez Miret says:

      Thanks, Debby. We’ve been in lockdown here for almost 4 weeks and we’re going to carry on until the end of the month or thereabouts, so I miss my walks, but the course has kept me busy, for sure! Take care, keep safe and keep smiling!

      1. dgkaye says:

        Just stay in!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The walks will come. Survival first! <3

        1. I know, I know! I’ll keep going with YouTube fitness videos and books. Take care!

          1. dgkaye says:

            🙂 🙂

  7. I don’t think I could read this right now, Olga. I need face and furious at the moment.

    1. Yes, I realised that once I started reading it. It’s very well-written, and I might come back to it again, but the timing wasn’t right for me. Keep well, Robbie.

  8. Thanks for sharing this review, Olga. I’m not sure it’s my ‘cup of tea’ though.

    1. Thanks, Mark. Rich Marcello writes beautifully, but I agree it might not suit everybody.

      1. I’m sure he does, I’m just not into that type of read.

        1. Yes, there are certain genres that I don’t read or very rarely. Thankfully there are plenty of books to choose from.

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