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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 (20)

  1. Interesting review. I wonder why there’s a swimmer on the cover.

    1. Thanks, Priscilla. The location of the cabin might have something to do with it (and he does love fishing), although Marcello’s covers tend to be symbolic rather than directly related to the plot. Have a great week.

  2. Thank you Olga

    1. Thanks, Rosie, for the opportunity. Enjoy the rest of the week and stay safe.

  3. I can tell from your review how much you liked this book, despite the very few negatives. Your examples of the writing showed a real talent for putting thoughts into words by the author.
    Best wishes, Pete.

    1. OlgaNunez says:

      Thanks, Pete. Marcello never goes for the easy or most popular choices, but you’re right, he has a talent for putting thoughts into words. Have a lovely week.

  4. dgkaye says:

    I too wondered about the cover Olga. But the book sounds right up my reading alley so I’m off to add it. <3

    1. Thanks, Debby. If you check the covers of Marcello’s previous books, they are all intriguing but not always directly related to the plot or the narrative. He is a writer of lyricism and poetry, even when the plot of his stories can be quite elaborate sometimes.
      I hope you have a great week.

      1. dgkaye says:

        Thanks again for explaining. I do like the unusual. Hugs xx

  5. I have a new “word of the day” in Cenotaph. It’s a perfect title for this book. It sounds compelling and well written. I appreciate what you explained in your review, Olga. Congrats to Rich. Hugs on the wing

    1. Thanks, Teagan. Any day I discover (or rediscover) a word I love, is a joyful day for me, and your delight in researching language and finding old and new expressions and words is parallel to none, so I am pleased Marcello’s title hit the right note for you. He is a fantastic writer, and you’re right. He’s chosen the perfect title. Stay well and good luck with all your projects. Big hugs. ♥

  6. Hi Olga, this story sounds quite intriguing and different. I do sometimes like literary fiction.

    1. Thanks, Robbie. “Different” is the perfect word for Marcello’s writing. His characters, his stories, his writing style… Nothing fits easily into any genre other than literary fiction. Check a sample of his writing, if you have the time (I know how busy you are and the long list of books you have to read), and see how you feel. Have a great week, Robbie!

      1. Thank you, Olga. You have a good week too. I have put this book on my TBR.

        1. Thanks, Robbie. I know you have many books to read and are very busy, but I hope you enjoy it when you get to it.

      2. Hi Olga, I do like the unique style of this book. I hope you also have a lovely new week.

  7. A very thoughtful review, Olga – this sounds like an interesting and unique read. Toni x

    1. Thanks, Toni. Marcello’s books are in a category of their own. Enjoy the rest of the week.

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