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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 Silent Brother sounds so gritty and very well written. Great review, Olga.

    1. Thanks, Priscilla. The author is a recent discovery for me, but I am sure it will go places. Have a great week.

  2. This is a stellar review, Olga. I’m very tempted, although afraid it might be difficult for me personally. But for the worth of the book, I’m sharing everywhere. Hugs on the wing.

    1. Thanks, Teagan. It deals in pretty difficult subjects, thus the warnings, but thanks for sharing. This author is not well-known yet, but I am sure he has quite a career ahead of him. Stay safe, and thanks for visiting.

  3. Finding new authors that you enjoy is what I love about the review team experience.

    1. Thanks, Rosie. I have met so many authors who have become my favourites thanks to your team! And I’ve also met so many wonderful reviewers whose recommendations have helped me shape my reading as well… Thanks for creating this wonderful team, Rosie! ♥

  4. As you might imagine, this sounds like one for me and has been added to my Wish List.
    Thanks for bringing it to my attention, Olga. I hope he is negotiating the film rights, there are lots of good actors from the North-East of England.
    Best wishes, Pete.

    1. Thanks, Pete. I did think about you as I read this book, and I am sure you’d enjoy it as well. Many of the topics will be very familiar (especially in the line of work you used to do) even though the setting is different. And you are right, it would make a wonderful film, and there’s a lot of talent in the North-East of England, as we well know.
      Have a great week!

    2. smokeandmirrorspressgmailcom says:

      Many, many thanks Olga, (and all of Rosie’s team), for your wonderful, insightful and intelligent review. For sure, there are dark elements in this book, because there are dark elements in the world I am trying, as honestly as I can, to convey. In the end though, I hope the light, the love, and the humour shine through… Thank you

      1. Thanks, Simon. Your portrayal rings true, and yes, unfortunately, life is not all happy and kind, and bad things happen everywhere. I look forward to reading many more of your stories in the future.
        Congratulations and keep them coming!

  5. Hi Olga, thank you for this excellent review. This book does sound well written and interesting.

    1. It is, Robbie. This is quite different from the author’s previous book, but he is very talented, and I’m sure he’ll keep publishing books in a variety of genres. Enjoy the rest of the week, Robbie!

  6. dgkaye says:

    Oh, this sounds like a gritty good read Olga. I’ve recently read another review for this book. I’m adding it my shelf – no surprise lol, thank you and congrats to Simon <3

    1. Thanks, Debby. Simon is an author to watch. I hope you have a fabulous week. Stay well! ♥

      1. dgkaye says:

        Thank you Olga. Happy rest of the week to you too <3

    1. ¡Muchas gracias! Es un libro fantástico.

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