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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. Well I love Barcelona, and I am very interested in the Spanish Civil War too. That already has me hooked, without all the critical superlatives, and great reviews, including yours. This is going on my Amazon wish list as soon as I finish typing the comment. 🙂
    Best wishes, Pete.

    1. Thanks, Pete. I think you will also find it fascinating. I’m chasing up the book I’m missing in the collection and hope to report on it soon(ish). Have a great Tuesday!

  2. Added! 🙂

    1. I hope you get it soon. And I look forward to the next chapter of Benny’s adventures!

  3. Love my NetGalley books! Enjoyed your review, Olga.

    1. Thanks, Jacqui. Me too! The problem is that I’m very greedy, Jacqui, and can never quite catch up with all the books I have pending. Have a lovely day!

  4. dgkaye says:

    Another intriguing book review Olga. You do find the unusual goodies and thanks to you my TBR is toppling! Lol 🙂 xx

    1. Thanks, Debby. This series is a favourite of mine but I had lost track of it. I recommend all the books (even the one I haven’t read!). It was good to catch up with old friends and with the author. On Monday I was walking along the street where one of the protagonists lives and we walked past the coffee shop where she goes for breakfast. I’ve never been but it looks amazing! Have a great Wednesday, Debby, and thanks for your recommendation. ♥

      1. dgkaye says:

        Wow! Isn’t that fun to feel as though you’re walking into a storybook! 🙂 <3

        1. It is fabulous! Thanks, Debby!

          1. dgkaye says:

            🙂 😉

          2. 😉

  5. I always loved long books (well, the good ones anyhow).
    Maybe it’s a reflection of my twisting mind, but the word “labyrinth” always grabs me. Add your amazing review, and now this book (and of course the whole series) is irresistible. Have a wonderful Wednesday. Hugs.

    1. Thanks, Teagan. Yes, labyrinth has a ring to it and it suits the whole collection perfectly. I am sure you’d love it. Have a great Wednesday!

  6. Sounds like a book to add to my TBR for this winter, when I have more time to read!

    1. Yes, I am sure once you start you’ll find plenty of reasons to keep indoors. I hope you enjoy it, Noelle. 🙂

  7. Vashti Q says:

    You’ve convinced me, Olga! I’m adding Labyrinth of the Spirits to my TBR list. Thanks for the great review! 😀 xx

    1. Thanks, Vashti. I am sure you’ll love it as well. Enjoy the rest of the week!

      1. Vashti Q says:

        Thank you. Have a wonderful week, my friend! <3

  8. Amazing review, Olga. I’ve added this book to my towering TBR pile. <3

    1. Thanks, Colleen. The whole series is fantastic, and knowing your taste in books I’m sure you’ll love it. (There is a wonderful place in the book, and the series, the cemetery of lost books, and my Kindle is becoming a digital version of it) 🙂

      1. LOL! That’s where I’m at. I’ve been trying to clean out my backlog of books. Yikes!

        1. I’d need a Sabbatical a few years’ long to clear up my backlog, I am afraid! 😉

          1. LOL! I have 457 books on my Kindle. I’ve read about 375 of them.

          2. You’re doing well. I don’t dare to check how many I have, and I get books in Spanish also, although I don’t read as many of those as I should, so you can imagine!

  9. I absolutely loved this book too and am sat here happily remembering it through reading your review. Zafon had me wanting to rush to those atmospheric Barcelona streets right now!

    1. Thanks, Stephanie. I hope to get hold of the Prisoner of Heaven soon, but I’m not sure if I’ll read it in Spanish or English (although as my mother can’t read English, I might try and find a Spanish version). A great translation to English too, that is for sure. I must say I was in a daze while I was reading because I am back in Barcelona, but I was also living in the magical city in the book as well. I saw it was one of your books of the month, and after visiting your site I’m sure to go back for more of your recommendations.

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