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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 sounds good, Olga, especially if it can be read as a ‘stand alone’ from the series.
    I like the blogging aspect of course. 🙂
    (I have started the book of short stories you featured. Well written, with a very different feel)
    Best wishes, Pete.

    1. Thanks, Pete. I think you’d enjoy this one as well and you’d be casting characters as you read it. Oh, you might have seen this, but as I know you enjoy Christoph Fischer’s books, I thought I’d mention it. He’s looking for bloggers to share their new charity multi-author boxset:
      Have a great Tuesday!

  2. amreade says:

    This sounds like a fascinating series, and what a unique idea! I look forward to checking out O’Hare’s books. Thank you!

    1. Thanks, Amy. I now have a copy of the first book as well and looking forward to it. I hope you enjoy them if you get to read them. Have a great week!

  3. Thanks for your very generous and complimentary review, Olga. it’s great that you liked the book and write so positively about it. You kind words are much appreciated. Brian

    1. Thanks, Brian. I’m always happy to spread the word to other readers when I come across a good book. I look forward to the next one!

  4. dgkaye says:

    Your review has lured me, lol. My favorite late night TV watching – police procedurals. Sounds addictive.. I remember you reviewing another book or 2 of Brian’s and I know I bought one and will bookmark this one too. I’ll get to it. Thanks. <3

    1. Thanks, Debby. I think you’ll enjoy the stories and the characters. I know finding the time to read everything we’d like too is complicated. Have a good rest of the week!

      1. dgkaye says:

        Thanks Olga. We all get there! 🙂 Happy Humpday! <3

        1. To you too! 🙂

  5. Hi Olga. I do love a good procedural mystery. This one sounds beautifully done. However, from the perspective of personal preference, can you tell me — how graphic is the writing about the crimes? I expect some blood and guts, but are there depictions of torture? (I was reading one (not one of your reviews) that went into detail about the torture death of a piglet, and of children. It was brilliantly written, but it was just too much for me.)
    Regardless of what might be my cup of tea, I wish Brian huge success. Hugs to you both.

    1. Well, Teagan, there are details of the murders, because the M.O. is quite important to understand the motives (let’s say a police truncheon plays a part), and although it is not the most explicit I’ve read, it isn’t a cozy mystery either. I’ve definitely read far worse, but there is plenty of discussion of not very pleasant subjects (it is not so much about the murders as about the activities of the club in question), so I’d say it is fairly realistic and leaning towards dark (not only the web, but the subject is pretty dark) but not extreme.The victims of the murderer are all grown-ups, but that cannot be said to be the case for the activities of the club, so approach with caution, I’d say.
      Big hugs and thanks for asking for a clarification. I’m sure it will be very useful to other readers.

      1. You did a lovely and mindful review, Olga. Your words don’t need clarification. I had read one that was so gruesome in the details of torture showing the victims’ reaction, that it made me cautious. I can’t remember the name of the book or the author. It’s just a personal reaction. Unfortunate, because it was a brilliant book.

        1. Thanks, Teagan. I know what you mean. For me, a police procedural must contain fairly realistic details, including postmortem reports, descriptions of the site of the murder, but of course it depends on the kind of murder. These days most thrillers and crime books tend to go let’s say “original” murders, and in some cases pretty extreme. (Well, I’ve written some myself, so who am I to say?). This one is not extreme in violence but some of the themes that come up are far from wholesome. I am fairly difficult to shock especially if the book is well written. For me it’s erotica that I can tolerate only in small doses…
          I hope you have a fabulous weekend.

  6. Thank you Olga.. looks like a good series to get into.. I do like to find an author who grabs your attention and keeps it across several books. hugs

    1. Thanks, Sally. Yes, it’s good to follow the author’s career and also see how the characters evolve over time. Thanks for sharing and enjoy the rest of the week.

  7. A lovely review, Olga. It sounds very exciting.

    1. Thanks, Robbie. Sorry, I found your comment hiding in the spam folder, in not very good company. I wonder… I think you’d enjoy this series. I have the first one now also due to read, so I hope to review it in due course. Have a lovely week!

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