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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. Lovely review, this must go on my TBR list.

    1. Thanks, Rosie. I have quickly become a great Jane Harper fan, and she manages to write pretty different novels but always very well observed and atmospheric. I hope you enjoy it. ♥

  2. I’m pleased to hear that this is a ‘stand-alone’ novel. Having recently returned to reading, and trawling through the Kindle section of Amazon for books to buy, I have been very disappointed to find that SO many popular thrillers and dramas are now parts of seemingly interminable ‘series’, mostly featuring the same characters from earlier books.
    This one sounds worth buying though. 🙂
    Best wishes, Pete.

    1. Thanks, Pete. I know what you mean. There are some very popular authors I’ve never read because of that. I come across one of their books, but if they are very late in the series, I always think I’m missing something, and rarely fancy starting to read 10 books earlier. I think you’d enjoy this one, Pete. Have a great Tuesday.

  3. A great review, Olga. This is the second review of a book based on Australia I have read this morning. Both have reminded me, a bit eerily, of The Thorn Birds.

    1. That’s a blast from the past, Robbie. I’ve just finished reading another book that is half set in Australia and it’s well-worth a read as well. Review will follow in a few weeks. I’ve been reading quite a number of Australian books recently and so far they haven’t disappointed me. Have a great weekend!

  4. Terrific review.. I recently finished The Dry and have Force of Nature on my TBR.. I will get to The Lost Man at some point too. I enjoyed the pace of writing in The Dry and not having every small detail explained to me, leaving plenty of room for speculation…

    1. Thanks, Sally. Yes, Jane Harper manages to keep the balance, creating atmosphere without going over the top. I hope you enjoy Force of Nature. I sure did. Have a great weekend! And congratulations on the blog nomination! ♥

  5. Oooh, I’m intrigued, Olga. I like the idea of an outback setting too. Best to Jane. Hugs all around.

    1. Thanks, Teagan. It’s a superb novel. Big hugs!

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