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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. Good review! The house guest and the two timelines and the twists you mention make me wonder who the bad guy (or gal) is. I don’t think it’s a simple case of mom running off. I think something more sinister is afoot. I should read the book and find out!

    1. Thanks, Priscilla. Oh, there’s a lot going on, and although I smelled a rat from early on, I must confess I didn’t guess all the ins and outs of the situation. And I think that, as a writer, you’ll also enjoy the way the story is constructed. Stay safe and good luck with your projects!

  2. Too much tennis might put me off, but someone who has sold 20 million books is certainly going to do well with this latest one.
    Best wishes, Pete.

    1. OlgaNunez says:

      Thanks, Pete. There is a fair amount of talk about tennis, although they don’t get into the minutiae of it. It is rather the situation of two parents very invested and keen on something and quite insistent that their children follow in their footsteps. One of these households where everything seems to be about the family business/vocation/calling… But you’re right. I’m sure she won’t be lacking in sales. Stay safe. ♥

  3. HI Olga, this does sound very interesting. I am a little put off by the length but will take a look at it. Another excellent review.

    1. Thanks, Robbie. The length didn’t particularly bother me, but there were readers who thought it didn’t need to be that long. See how you feel, or you can always try one of her other books if you haven’t read her yet.
      Keep well!

  4. Olga, once again you’ve brought out aspects of a book that I might have otherwise ignored — making it quite tantalizing. I’m put in mind of something that might be a non-campy version of Knives Out from Netflix (Daniel Craig, Jamie Lee Curtis). I do enjoy complicated characters and “broken” ones. Thanks for taking the time to share this with us. Hugs on the wing.

    1. Thanks, Teagan. I love Knives Out, and although this is much more subtle, you do have a point! Thanks for visiting, stay safe, and good luck with all your work. Big hugs! ♥

  5. dgkaye says:

    Fab review Olga. I am drawn to this author’s books too, yet I haven’t read the book yet, which I have in paperback, I saw Big Little LIes, and I’m currently watching Nine Perfect Strangers on Netflix now. This new book sounds intriguing. I think the only thing you said in your introduction ‘and a lot of tennis’, that may deter me if that is the case, as it doesn’t interest me. However, if it’s important to the storyline, I’m in. 🙂 Hugs xx

    1. OlgaNunez says:

      Thanks, Debby. I had a period of time in my life when I enjoyed watching tennis (I’ve never played it), but I haven’t followed it for many years, and I wouldn’t say you need to know much about it or be a fan at all. From her note, it seems that the author researched the topic rather than being a fan already. And, it is important to the plot in the sense that the family is one of those where the parents are both into something, and they bring up their children to practise it as well, and it plays a big part in their lives, but it isn’t about the nitty-gritty of tennis, and it doesn’t go into detailed descriptions of techniques or anything like that. I think you’ll enjoy this one, and I recommend Nine Perfect Strangers and Big Little Lies as well. Stay safe!

      1. dgkaye says:

        Thanks again for explaining that to me Olga. As you said, I thought that if tennis were so important, it should be part of the plot and you confirmed that. Of course I’m adding it! Lol <3

        1. Thanks, Debby. We both know about long reading lists, but that’s never stopped as yet. Stay safe and have a good weekend. ♥

          1. dgkaye says:

            Thanks. You too Olga <3

  6. Toni Pike says:

    A fantastic review, Olga – this sounds like a very enjoyable read. Toni x

    1. OlgaNunez says:

      Thanks, Toni. It’s a bit on the long side, but I didn’t mind at all. Have a great week!

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