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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 Olga.

    1. Thanks, Rosie. An engrossing book full of details on the criminal justice system.

  2. This sounds like a great start to a series that will attract a loyal following. I wonder if anyone has bought the film rights?
    (I have almost finished Christoph’s book, ‘In Search Of Revolution’. That one was right up my street. 🙂 )
    Best wishes, Pete.

    1. Thanks, Pete. I wonder about that too, but I expect to hear from the author at some point in the next few months, so I’ll ask about film right.
      I’m a big fan of Christoph and I’m sure he’ll be happy to hear about it (I haven’t managed to read that one yet, but it’s on my very long list!).
      Have a great week!

    1. Thanks, Sally. It does cover a lot of ground, especially for people interested in the judicial system, and it touches many themes that are bound to make people think. Have a great Tuesday!

  3. dgkaye says:

    Thanks Olga. Bookmarked this one for sure. And now I am reading your newest book!!! <3

    1. Thanks, Debby! I hope it’s OK for you! ♥

      1. dgkaye says:

        Just started it last night. And I already read your book on 20 Things. Loved it! I’m getting some great reading done here and I hope to start writing reviews in a few weeks for all I’ve read so far. <3

        1. Thanks, Debby. It sounds like an excellent plan and I hope you’re having a great time!

          1. dgkaye says:

            Thanks Olga. Fabulous!!! <3

  4. Oh, I’m intrigued, Olga. I’ve tried to make my writing conform to certain genres. Although, at least with the 1920s stories “try” might be the operative word. So, I’m always rooting for books that are hard to categorize to turn out enjoyable. Thanks for this mindful review. Best to Nicholas. Huge hugs.

    1. Thanks, Teagan. I know what you mean. Sometimes stories don’t fit nicely into a standard category, but that’s the beauty of writing, otherwise it ends up being like painting by numbers. Your stories are unique, and all the more enjoyable for that. This book fits in together quite well, but most books on such topics don’t follow through the whole process. But the author wanted to tell the full story, and it works well.

      1. You are so kind. Thank you.
        This one does sound like the “pluses” probably out weigh the “minuses.” Happy weekend, my friend.

        1. Enjoy your weekend as well. I have noticed the magical pigs are up to their tricks again. 😉

  5. You do write such detailed descriptions of the characters, Olga. I am trying to learn from you with my reviews. This books sounds right up my current reading alley.

    1. Thanks, Robbie, you’re very kind. I think each reviewer has a style; it depends on the book as well and I really like your reviews because they are always very personal. Some people prefer them short, but I try to include the information that would make me decide if I wanted to read a book or not. Enjoy the rest of the week. ♥

    1. Thanks, Pete. Great review. Although I haven’t read that novel, I’ve read a few of Christoph’s books and know the care and attention he puts in all his work. He is all about telling a good story with solid characters.
      I’ve just read a novella that made me think of some of your stories. I think you’ll guess which one is it when you read the review in a couple of weeks. Love to Ollie and enjoy the weekend.

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