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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. Thank you for the review of the Joel Dicker book. Intriguing plot

    1. Thanks, James. The plot is intriguing indeed, and the way it is written even more. Have a great week!

  2. This is interesting, Olga. I enjoy reading about writers (I suppose that is a common interest for all writers) and I thought the idea of bringing in reader frustration about unfinished series is intriguing and apt. A lovely review as always.

    1. Thanks, Robbie. It seems all readers have enjoyed the book, as it has been a great success, but I am convinced readers will enjoy it more because we are so familiar with the background (writing block, editing, sources…). Have a great week!

    1. Thanks, Sally. The author has published a few more books and the newest one is just out. But I know there is another book using the same narrator. I hope you enjoy this one, Sally. I guess as writers we are endlessly curious about what other writers do (or don’t do…) Have a great week!

      1. Thanks Olga – still in catch up mode really, it is amazing what 2 weeks away does. Still batteries are recharged and time to get on with it.. Enjoy your week too..hugsx

        1. We all need a bit of a break every so often. And you work so hard, you need it more than most. All the best. ♥

  3. I like the sound of the way it is written, and the convoluted story does appeal. Thanks for showing the earlier covers. The new one would put me off immediately. 🙂
    Good luck with that new audiobook, Olga.
    Best wishes, Pete.

    1. Thanks, Pete. The one I liked was the original one in Spanish, a painting, and the most recent ones are similar as well. The one with the seagulls makes perfect sense once one reads the story. Yes, I don’t think the new cover does much for the novel, but they always do that when a new adaptation into film or TV is on its way. Have a fabulous week!

  4. Hi Olga, thanks for this review. You’ve caught my interest. Without your review, I would have brushed aside this book without a second thought. For me, a book being made into a TV show or film is a negative rather than an inducement. The title is so cumbersome that also would have caused me to turn away.
    So I do appreciate your review. The book sounds like something I would truly enjoy. Have a marvelous Monday. Hugs.

    1. Thanks, Teagan. I guess they have to think something will have a fair amount of appeal for viewers for them to invest in it. It would be a dream for many writers, but I know what you mean. In my case, the title called my attention. When something with such a title gets attention, it must have something… I still think it’s a book that writers will enjoy especially, but they must think it will be attractive to many people to decide to adapt it (especially as it is not by an English-speaking writer).
      I hope you enjoy it if you get to check it. Have a fabulous week!

  5. dgkaye says:

    Sounds riveting Olga. A must add! <3

    1. Thanks, Debby! It is! Happy week! ♥

      1. dgkaye says:

        Happy week Olga! <3

  6. Great review, Olga. it certainly piqued my interest in this book. Thank you.

    1. Thanks, Stephen. I had been intrigued by it for a while and it proved worth the wait. I hope I’ll have time to catch up with some of the other books by the author in the future. All the best.

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