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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 (18)

  1. The Whistling sounds SO good! I don’t see it available on the US Amazon site yet, but maybe it will be soon!

    1. Thanks, Priscilla. The link on Amazon.com worked for me, but it only seems to be available on Kindle or audiobook format. It might be that the publisher (or a different publisher) is taking its time with the US edition. I didn’t find it scary but loved the atmosphere, and that’s how I feel about many of the classics. Have a wonderful week!

  2. An excellent review Olga. The author should be very pleased.
    Hugs Galore

    1. Thanks, David. I think the book is having a very positive reception, so I’m sure she’s very happy. Have a beautiful week. Hugs galore!

  3. Sounds like a great read, Olga. I do enjoy Gothic novels in the “style of the classics.” Congrats to Rebecca on the wonderful review.

    1. Thanks, Diana. I love classics and modern books that follow in their footsteps. Good luck with your beautiful books and have a great week!

      1. Thanks, Olga. I’m on a bit of a blogging break and enjoying some books on the beach! Can’t beat it. 🙂

        1. It sounds wonderful! Have fun! ♥

  4. Thanks Olga, I like Gothic but tend to prefer it with romance.

    1. Thanks, Rosie. There is plenty of sadness in this book, and the only references to romance are not related to the main character (and are not terribly happy either), but the ending is quite hopeful, there is love in other forms and a very interesting cast of female characters. The lack of romance made it a bit different from the norm, but I think you are not the only one who’d miss that side of things. Have a great week!

  5. What a great review, Olga – it sounds thrilling and chilling. Toni x

    1. Thanks, Toni. It is a very satisfying read if you’re into this genre. Have a lovely week!

  6. It may be nothing very original, but there is surely a market for something new in the genre. And I am already casting the film/TV adaptation in my head! Good luck to Rebecca with her book.
    Best wishes, Pete.

    1. Yes, I knew you would, Pete, and you’re right. A good book in a popular genre, what is not to like? It would make a gorgeous film or TV adaptation in the right hands, especially if they took your advice on the cast… Have a fabulous week!

  7. Applesauce! Olga, you’ve gotten my full attention with this review. I enjoyed your thoughts on the aura and atmosphere of the story/setting. The book sounds marvelously creepy. Just right for this time of year. Best to Rebecca. Big hugs to you both.

    1. You’re right, Teagan! It’s perfect for Halloween and full of creepiness. Enjoy the rest of the week!

  8. Hi Olga, I do like Gothic novels and this one certainly caught my attention. Thank you for the recommendation.

    1. Thanks, Robbie. I think you’d enjoy this one. Very atmospheric. Big hugs to you and your family.

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