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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. dgkaye says:

    Olga, I’d never have to look for something interesting to read again, I’d just ask you for a recommend, lol. My Kindle overfloweth from your recommends, and I hope I get to all of them one day. This book definitely intrigues me, as I do love ‘different’ and am always fascinated by stories about the human element. And this author’s bio itself is intriguing. Thanks. 🙂 <3

    1. Thanks, Debby. I know what you mean as mine is splitting at the seams as well (the cover actually broke a few days ago) and it is one of the beauties (and the complications) of following book bloggers with great taste. I knew quite a few of my readers would feel the same curiosity I felt about this book. And its author. I hope you enjoy it! And happy reading week! (I’m pleased you solved the blog problems) ♥

      1. dgkaye says:

        Thanks Olga. And I had to laugh at your Kindle cover splitting at the seams LOL. I had to get a new cover a few months ago too, lol. Didn’t want to look like I had worn out cover when reading in public, lol. Seems even a cloud-filled Kindle full of books can still burst at the seams! 🙂 🙂 <3

        1. I did buy a new one as well but preferred the old and have glued it together (that model doesn’t seem to be available any longer). I guess that’s telling me the Kindle is getting on but… I remember my Dad, who didn’t quite understand how e-books worked (I’m not sure I do that much either) was very insistent in wanting to return them after he had read them, so other people could read them as well! He was not the most technically skilled of people but made an effort to read my books. (Oh, by the way, I got a new cover, and it broke the first day while the other one had lasted for six years. They don’t make them to last any longer!
          I know you are stylish and I am sure you would not be seen carrying a Kindle that was not fashionably attired. 😉

          1. dgkaye says:

            Lollllllllll you crack me up!!! And your dad was so cute thinking we could give back ebooks as though it were a library. 🙂 And I’m with you – they don’t make things to last anymore for sure. But I did have my cheap pink Kindle cover for almost 5 years! And I do love my newest one I bought from Best Buy, not Amazon. It’s much thicker and feels like real leather and has a typewriter on the cover with famous author’s names embossed all over. How cool is that??? 🙂 xx

          2. Yes. I also had (have…) a pink cover for my Kindle. The bits I like is that it fitted it perfectly, including leaving open the sockets to charge it and to insert the headphones’ jack, and it would turn on or off the screen as you opened it (a bit like a fridge door). I must confess although I like fancy things, I am more bothered about functionality, it being able to stand as I like and be practical, and the only one I found that fitted it is a bit clunky and does none of those things… Yours sounds nice, though. 😉

          3. dgkaye says:

            Well I have to tell you. My Kindle is 5 years old! I bought the older version, advised by an author friend, which has no backlight and you click the side button to move pages. I love it. I can read outside without glare. Both covers I got allow for plugging in while the cover is closed, the second one was harder to find because of course newer KIndles are different, requiring different covers too.

          4. Mine will be six years old next month. I bought a Kindle Fire (therefore a tablet, really) when they first came out in the UK, or shortly after. I have the same problem with the size and the covers, and many of the other things have not been updated by I just use it for the books (well and other Amazon stuff works too). Fingers crossed!

          5. dgkaye says:

            Lol 🙂 I hear you.

          6. 😉

  2. Thank you Olga.

    1. Thank you, Rosie. A thoroughly enjoyable book.

  3. Definitely one for me! Now on my Amazon wish list for Christmas.
    (If only to add to the ever-increasing shelf of unread books. 🙂 )
    Best wishes, Pete.

    1. Thanks, Pete. I must confess I thought about you when I read it and I suspect if you find the time to start reading it, I think you will have to keep going. If I were to judge the author by the book, I am sure he would be a fascinating person to have a chat with. I can’t imagine many people daring to turn this into a movie or a series but… it would be a must watch! Have a great Tuesday, Pete!

      1. They made “Dexter”… so the way is paved for this. Just a thought. Hugs!

        1. Yes. I think the issue might be the real public figures that appear on it. I am not sure they would take it kindly (I can’t imagine the Queen being too pleased about it and the Pope… And I suspect the author would not go for a decaffeinated version…) I would definitely watch it!

  4. Oh my… You’ve hooked me, Olga. I don’t enjoy graphic violence, but otherwise this sounds like a winner. And delightfully irreverent. The dark humor in the blurb definitely came across.
    Thanks for carefully telling me so much (exactly what I wanted to know) without spoiling anything.

    1. Thanks, Teagan. It is a fabulous book and it pulls no punches, for sure. As I say, there is plenty of violence, but it is not very realistic, but rather over-the-top, so you might not have an issue with it. Have a great Tuesday!

  5. This sounds like an amazing book, Olga. I will have to read this.

    1. Thanks, Robbie. It is pretty amazing but very out-there. I don’t know if it’s still on Rosie’s list, but you can always check… I haven’t seen many reviews for it, probably because it is so special…
      Have a great Friday.

  6. Vashti Q says:

    Hi Olga! I’m always looking for unique stories and voices and if it’s sprinkled with a little controversy even better. This book is very intriguing. Thanks for the recommendation.Have a wonderful weekend, my friend!

    1. Thanks, Vashti. I think you would find it fascinating, although as I say, it’s pretty out there! Nothing short of unconventional, for sure! And have a great weekend as well!

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