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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.

Comments (31)

  1. I don’t usually read music-world stories, but it’d be nice to broaden my reading horizon. This book sounds full of secrets and unique characters, the makings of a great story. Good review!

    1. Thanks, Priscilla. I also like to explore and try new genres every so often.Take care and have a great week.

  2. Thank you Olga.

    1. Thanks, Rosie. A new world for me, but a fascinating story.

  3. Something different indeed. Not sure it would be something I would read, but I was attracted by your examples of the writing.
    Best wishes, Pete.

    1. Thanks, Pete. I suspect we’ve probably seen some examples of the author’s work in other media. Stay well.

  4. It’s a very interesting set-up, Olga. Sometimes one just wants something different. I appreciate the “tears” warning though. I’ve been having PTSD challenges, so I should steer clear. But one day… Thanks for bringing us something unusual. Hugs on the wing!

    1. Thanks, Teagan. Yes, I realised I’d read quite a lot of thrillers one after another and needed something different. I think you’d appreciate Hastings, although her story is quite sad. Take care.

  5. Vashti Q says:

    Hi, Olga! This is not a genre I gravitate to, but I appreciate your excellent review, though. It’s good to read outside of your favorite genres once in a while.

    1. Thanks, Vashti. It isn’t one of my usual reads either, but a change is as good as a break, and I find I can read more if I alternate. Good luck with your new book!

  6. This is not my genre either, Olga, but I appreciate your review. Sharing.

    1. Thanks, Robbie. Keep well.

  7. dgkaye says:

    Your compelling review is sending me over to Zon. <3 Oh, Olga, I'm wondering if I'm the only one who is mentioning there is a 'get my books' pink tab that sits in the middle left side of the page. It blocks out words in your book reviews, obstructing the reading. Maybe you could move it to the right side? 🙂 xx

    1. Thanks, Debby. I hope you enjoy the book. Thanks for the comment about the get my free books tab. It is supposed to float to the side and when I check, for me, it does not block the words, but it probably has to do with the format for the different devices. I’ll check if the location can be changed. Thanks for bringing it to my attention. And be safe. 🙂

      1. dgkaye says:

        Thanks Olga.<3

      2. dgkaye says:

        Forgot to say, I read blogs on laptop not any other digital device and the tab never floats it stays glued to the left side of the page, smack in the middle. Hope that helps 🙂 xx

        1. Thanks, Debby. Perhaps it’s an issue with the browser. For me, it definitely moves, and now I’ve put it on the right, so if it’s still appearing on the left and in the middle for you, sometimes it’s an issue with the browser (I use Chrome at the moment) or with the browser’s history. Sometimes refreshing helps. I checked and the only options the plugin gives me are either right or left side. Otherwise, I’ll just have to remove it.

          1. dgkaye says:

            Yay! Thanks Olga. Yes, it’s much better now. Funny that is because I use Chrome too? But then again, Mercury Retrograde is doing its business! 🙂 xx

        2. Thanks for taking the time to let me know. Keep me posted if you notice a change. If not, I’ll get rid of it. I’m not sure that it’s of much use, as most people who come to the blog are repeat visitors anyway.

          1. dgkaye says:

            Hey, you never know! 🙂 Keep it. It’s great on the other side because it no longer obstructs reading. 🙂 xx

          2. Thanks, Debby. It’s good to have found a solution. I got rid of a lot of plug-ins recently because they were just cluttering everything, but this one seemed to be a low-maintenance one. And yes, who knows? 😉

  8. This book sounds like it would make a great movie!! Thank you for sharing your thoughts, Olga!

    1. Thanks, Jan. I’m sure you’re right. Great suggestion! Take care and stay safe.

  9. A book about bands and rock music wouldn’t be my first choice either, Olga, but it sounds like this book has some good things going for it, including some polished writing. A feel good ending is a plus too. Thanks for the review.

    1. Thanks, Diana! I like to mix-and-match my reading a bit. Take care.

      1. Me too. There are gems in every genre. 🙂

        1. There are. Keep well!

  10. The subject matter doesn’t interest me all that much but, regardless, good writing is good writing. Also, the characters are intriguing and the plot (with a synesthete who sees music and a struggling musician) sounds amazing, to be honest. Going to check it out. Thanks, Olga!

    1. Thanks, Sarah. I haven’t read many novels in this genre, but I’ve been surprised by how much I’ve enjoyed the few I’ve read. I hope you find it interesting, Sarah. Take care and keep safe.

  11. Another superb review, Olga – it sounds like an interesting read that is out of the ordinary. Toni x

    1. Thanks, Toni. Not my usual read, and it is pretty out of the ordinary, at least for me. Take care.

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