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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. Have a very Nadolig Llawen a blwyddyn newydd dda Olga.

    1. Thank you, David! Bon Nadal i Feliç Any 2021! (Let’s hope it’s better than 2020, but then, it won’t be too difficult). Take care and keep well.

  2. A very heartfelt sounding book, Olga. This is something that could happen so very easily. Wishing you a very Merry Christmas.

    1. Have a lovely holiday season with your family, Robbie. Merry Christmas and hoping for a much better 2021! ♥

      1. Thank you, Olga, you too. Hopefully the second half of 2021 will see better times all around.

        1. Yes, I think we have a long way to go yet. Give my best to all your family. ♥

  3. Thank you Olga

    1. Thanks, Rosie, and Merry Christmas! For a year 2021 full of wonderful books, and hopefully, better news all around!

  4. There are dogs? 🙂 I could see this being filmed, and I am already casting it in my head.
    Best wishes, and a Merry Christmas to you and your mum.
    Pete. x

    1. Oh, yes, there are. The girl’s dad has two dogs (one an old farting dog), and the widow of the victim of the accident also has a dog that plays a pretty important part in the story. Yes, I agree with you on the film, and I’m sure your choice would be excellent. Merry Christmas to your family, and to Ollie, of course. 🙂 ♥

      1. Ollie has three presents to unwrap on the 25th. 🙂

        1. Wow! I’m sure he deserves them. He’s a good boy. I know you got a nice T-shirt already, but I hope there will be some more gifts to come. 😉

          1. We are sensible now, and have ‘lists’. That way we only get stuff we need or use, and not something that ends up living in a cupboard.

          2. Good idea. With my mother we tend to either go shopping together or buy something we know for sure will be used/eaten/liked or sometimes a theatre ticket or something similar. Small (not expensive) surprises are OK, especially if they don’t occupy a lot of space.

  5. Excellent review, Olga! I enjoy football, and I have relatives in Texas. I think I could relate to this book (not the text-and-accident part, but you know what I mean). Have a wonderful Christmas!

    1. Thanks, Priscilla. I’m sure you would. I don’t have such connections and loved it, although it was tough reading at times. Enjoy the holiday season! ♥

  6. Hi Olga. Thanks for this exceedingly mindful review. You’ve made the book sound lovely. (Although I’m not certain how I, personally, would react to it — I’m so easily triggered nowadays. But that’s what makes your review so valuable.) For you to say “Although I have little in common with Liz or Jess, I found them both easy to empathise with”, speaks to this author’s talent. Wishing Cara Sue success. Merry Christmas to you and yours. Hugs!

    1. Thanks, Teagan. You’re right, the author is very talented, as I’ve sometimes read novels with characters I had much more in common with, and I didn’t feel any personal connection with them. It is ultimately life-affirming, but there are some pretty tough moments as well, so I understand your reluctance. Take lots of care, and enjoy the holidays as much as possible. And congratulations on your covers and your upcoming new release. Big hugs!

  7. dgkaye says:

    Thanks for introducing us to Cara’s books, Olga. This one catches my interest, so I’ll head over to Zon to check her other books too. Stay safe and have a Merry Cozy Christmas. Hugs xox

    1. Thanks, Debby. She’s an excellent writer, and I think this is the type of story you’d enjoy. Enjoy the holiday season (safely, of course) and we’ll keep our fingers crossed for 2021. I don’t think any of us has very high expectations, so let’s hope we’re disappointed, and it ends up being… good? Take care! ♥

      1. dgkaye says:

        Exactly Olga. Great strategy lol! I added the book to my wishlist, but bought Practicing Normal for the starter. Chin up and positive focus Olga. 2021 will give us back our freedom! Happy Christmas! <3 xx

        1. Big hugs! ♥

          1. dgkaye says:

            (( <3 ))

  8. Hi Olga, This sounds like a lovely read, and it was interesting to hear about Cara. Toni x

    1. Thanks, Toni. She is a fabulous writer. Enjoy the holiday season. 🙂

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