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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. This is the third very positive review of this book I have read, and as always, yours is spot-on, Olga.
    I would normally avoid ‘Monster Horror’, but this appears to have enough psychological elements to make it very appealing indeed.
    Best wishes, Pete.

    1. Thanks, Pete. Yes, it is not the usual horror story, and I guess from the reviews that some readers were quite surprised by it, but even with that, they appreciated the book. Thanks for commenting and for your kind words. Have a great week and love to Olly.

      1. I have put it on my (very large) Amazon Wish List. 🙂

        1. Thanks, Pete. I’m about to rush out, but I’ve seen one of your stories on your blog and will come back later to catch up. 🙂

          1. No problem, Olga. Have a good day.

          2. You too!

  2. dgkaye says:

    Intriguing review Olga. Not sure what to make of this book. Monsters and horror are never on my reading list, yet it sounds compelling. 🙂 x

    1. It is a tricky one. As a psychiatrist and as an author I am of the opinion that there are no worse monsters than those our own minds can create and well… It is a great book, but although it does not take up a big chunk of the book, there is gore and violence, for sure. The description’s of the symptoms of the illness are pretty vivid too. Have a great Wednesday! (And happy belated Thanksgiving, Debby!)

      1. dgkaye says:

        Thanks for your always in-depth reviews Olga <3

        1. Thank you! ♥

  3. A horror love story drama… It must be well rounded. 🙂 The word “creature” always shifts my feet so they are poised to run. This sounds like a winner, Olga. Thanks for sharing. Hugs!

    1. Thanks, Teagan. It has all the makings of a fabulous psychological horror book, but then you have the “creature” as well. It is not for the faint-hearted, for sure…
      Have a lovely week and thanks for sharing and commenting!

  4. Vashti Q says:

    This book reads unique and fascinating. I love horror that leans more toward psychological terror rather than gore but I’m still intrigued. Thanks for your review, Olga. 😀 xx

    1. Thanks, Vashti. This one does. There is a fair amount of gore as well, towards the end, but, for me, the biggest terror of the story is psychological. Having read some of your stories I know you can do cruel and gore like the best! 😉

  5. I think this book sounds excellent, Olga. I have put this on my TBR pile.

    1. Thanks, Robbie. I think you might enjoy it although it has a fair amount of gore as well. I think you might like the one I’m reviewing tomorrow as well. The topic is close to your heart.
      Have a lovely week.

  6. I’m not particularly a horror fan either – too squeamish! – but your review has piqued my interest in Creature. If I can maybe read the very gory bits from behind a cushion, I might give this one a try

    1. Thanks, Stephanie. A big chunk of it is eerie but not particularly gory, although towards the end it gets more hard-core. It is not a typical horror book, that’s for sure. I hope you “enjoy it” if that’s the word, if you give it a go. Have a great weekend!

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