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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. The writing style as you describe it isn’t my normal go-to when I pick a book, but the story sounds very compelling. I’m tempted.

    1. Thanks, Priscilla. I wasn’t too sure about the writing style when I started reading it either, but the character is so engaging you can’t help but follow along, although, as I say in the review, I recommend you check a sample and give it a go before deciding. Have a great week!

  2. Another one for my tbr pile – thanks for the recommendation <3

    1. Thanks, Christoph. I know you used to travel to Africa for work and are always interested in reading about it (and have written about it), so I’m sure you’ll enjoy it, even if the pile is huge. Have a fabulous week. Love to Ryan and the girls. ♥

  3. Whilst the subject sounds fascinating, I have a feeling that the broken English writing style might prove to be too irritating for me. Sounds good though.
    Best wishes, Pete.

    1. Thanks, Pete. Yes, at the start I wasn’t sure but I got carried away. I am sure we’ll hear plenty about this author, so the next book might work out better for you. Have a good week.

  4. dgkaye says:

    Sounds intriguing Olga. Love the title and cover too. Yes I’m adding. Lol 🙂 xx

    1. Thank you, Debby. I’m sure you’ll love this one. Have a great week!

      1. dgkaye says:

        Thanks, and you too Olga! 🙂 x

  5. This sounds wonderful, Olga – and I love that very intriguing title. Toni x

    1. I think the cover and the title were the first things that made me request the book, and it’s a fabulous read, Toni. I hope you get a chance to have a look at it. Enjoy the rest of the week.

  6. This sounds entertaining, Olga. That is exactly how it still is in most of Africa and especially here. Women have no voices and even those that would appear to have power, are puppets of their menfolk. Some of this sounds a but unlikely, women in Africa do not question or comment on things, but some poetic licence is allowed in books or there would be no story.

    1. Thanks, Robbie. I thought you might be interested in this. The protagonist does get into a lot of trouble for trying to speak her mind, and she endures a lot of abuse. She is also very young and not the wisest of girls, to tell you the truth. And her boss, who is terrible to her, is abused by her husband, despite being the breadwinner. As I said, it does have a lot of the fairy tale about it, especially the ending, but some parts of it feel very realistic (and devastating, especially so those set in the village. The contrast between the haves and the have-nots is abysmal, as we well know but here it is more evident still). Have a great weekend!

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