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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 (23)

  1. Congratulations to Hans. Looking forward to reading this!

    1. Thanks, Christoph! I’m sure you’ll love this! Have a great week and love to Ryan and the girls!

  2. Sounds like a great read, and a different take on a well-used theme. I could feel your personal enjoyment in the tone of your review, Olga. 🙂
    Best wishes, Pete.

    1. Thanks, Pete. I always look forward to this author’s books, and different as they all are, they always touch a very human chord. Have a fantastic week.

  3. I am pondering where this author comes from. His name sounds so Swiss!

    1. You are right, Erika. He is Swiss, although he spent some time studying in the US and has lived in Sweden for quite a long time now. Like some of us, he’s a citizen of the world. He’s a fascinating writer. If you follow his blog he shares his adventures and his trips, and he has talked about his visits to Switzerland often. Enjoy your week.

      1. Ha, this is cool! Thanks for letting me know some more about this author, Olga!

        1. My pleasure, Erika. I know you’re very busy, but if you ever get a chance, I think you’d enjoy his blog and his books. Good luck with everything!

          1. What I read so far, I am sure, I would, Olga. You keep that fire bruning… busy or not

          2. Thanks, Erika. So do you. I don’t know how you do it!

  4. A superb review of this fascinating sounding book, Olga.

    1. Thanks, Robbie. I don’t think I’ve managed to read any of this author’s books without shedding a tear at some point, be it a happy one or a sad one. He knows how to make his readers feel for his characters. Have a great week.

  5. As I read your review, Olga, I saw this story playing out in front of me as a major motion picture. I think it would do well, as there are life lessons common to many. Wonderful review ❤️

    1. Thanks, Tina. Yes, I also thought it would make for a great picture. With the right casting, it should be amazing. Many thanks.

  6. dgkaye says:

    A riveting review Olga. I always love yours and Christoph’s recommends. Added! 🙂 x

    1. Thanks, Debby. Yes, Christoph always discovers fascinating novels and authors. Hans Hirschi is a great author to follow as well. His novels are always full of heart. Have a great weekend, Debby.

      1. dgkaye says:

        Thanks again Olga. And you too, have a great one! 🙂 x

  7. Hi Olga. I’m sorry I missed this post. The title is compelling, and the cover a perfect reflection of it. Thanks for your insights. Best to Hans. Hugs to you both.

    1. Thanks, Teagan, and don’t worry. It’s impossible to keep up with everything and you know you have plenty on your plate right now. I hope the coming week is good for you.

  8. Sounds like a good read. Thank you for the review, and best of luck to Hans!

    1. Thanks, Inese. Hans never disappoints. He has a knack for creating great characters that you get really attached to, whilst discussing important themes. Lovely to see you around again.

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