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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. Even though I don’t believe in satan, I’m drawn to satanic themes. Go figure! And this book has all the elements I enjoy in a novel. Thanks for this terrific review, Olga! ❤️

    1. Thanks, Tina. I know what you mean. It’s one of the beauties of fiction. No matter what we actually might think of the subject, if it works as a story it will pull us in for the ride. Have a great week!

  2. Always good to hear about books set in Northern Ireland that are not just about sectarian violence, and religious issues there. I am sure this detective series will get a loyal following, and it sounds perfect for a TV adaptation too. We have some excellent Northern Irish actors in Britain, and they could have a field day with this story.
    Best wishes, Pete.

    1. Thanks, Pete. Oh, yes, it would make a great series and the characters are great, so the actors would have a field-day. Have a fabulous Tuesday!

  3. This book reads fascinating, Olga! Thank you. I enjoy books that stretch my imagination beyond the usual suspects as long as the guilty party makes sense to me and it’s not someone they threw in at the last minute. Great review!

    1. Thanks, Vasthi. I have the feeling that you’d enjoy this one. He’s a great writer. ♥

  4. Lilyn G says:

    One of the few books we’ve both reviewed. It was interesting to read your take on it.

    1. Thanks, Lilyn. Yes, I read your review. I did know the characters from before though and my background is quite different. I know you like your horror more horror! (I didn’t find it that scary either!) 😉

  5. dgkaye says:

    Sounds like a fantastic read Olga, but I’m passing on this one. I get too creeped out on this subject matter. 🙂

    1. Thanks, Debby. I know what you mean, although if it is any consolation, the goodies have strong people rooting for them and helping them along (I don’t know why I suddenly thought about John Ford and fighting priests…). 😉

      1. dgkaye says:

        Lol, no doubts, there must be good with evil in a story. But these types of reads linger in my head and pop back in the wee hours of the night. I have enough to think about LOL 🙂

        1. I’m not surprised. All the best.

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  6. Hi Olga. I enjoyed your honest review. Well done as always!
    I will bow out of this one. I’m as tired of the “evil witches” concept as I am of the ever popular “evil-racist southerners” notion.
    Happy reading, my friend. I hope all things related to the relocation have smoothed out, and that you can relax. Hugs!

    1. Thanks, Teagan. It is not a book for everyone, although the setting and the characters are very enjoyable. I know what you mean…
      I’m getting used to the place although things are a bit volatile here… Thanks and I hope things are OK with you. Big hugs.

  7. I wanted to request this one, Olga, but just couldn’t fit it in the schedule. Great review!

    1. Thanks, Teri. It’s so difficult because there are such great choices in Rosie’s list. I was lucky with this one because I had read another book by this author and he kindly offered it to me, so I had a bit more wiggle room. Congratulations on your new book and good luck, Teri!

  8. This sounds pretty intriguing, Olga.

    1. Thanks, Robbie. I haven’t read the first book in the series, but really like the characters and also enjoyed the second. I hope to keep reading his books (and if you enjoy a Northern Irish setting, this is very good). Have a lovely and sweet weekend. All the best to your family.

  9. The book sounds intense, Olga. I’m not a huge fan of horror, but I do like good tension, and I’m not apt to have nightmares. 🙂 I like the way you describe the dynamics of the team and the characters. Thanks for the thoughtful review. 🙂

    1. Thanks, Diana. The team dynamics was one of the things that made this series stand out for me, and I love the two books I’ve read so far. I hope you have a great week and good luck with your writing. ♥

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