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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 (27)

  1. Where There’s Doubt sounds like an intelligently written book. Another great review, Olga!

    1. Thanks, Priscilla. Yes, Terry is a great writer, and she combines clever plots with engaging characters. Have a great week, and good luck with your projects, Priscilla.

  2. Good luck to Terry with her new book, it sounds like something I would enjoy. I already have quite a few of her books sitting on my Kindle, waiting to be read. No doubt this will soon be added to my ‘virtual pile’.
    Best wishes, Pete.

  3. Yes, I have just bought a copy!

    1. I’m sure you’ll enjoy this one, Pete. I know we share an interest in con games, con artists, and movies. I hope your week is looking up. Stay well.

      1. Torrential rain at the moment!.

        1. It was boiling hot here on Saturday, and I spent most of the day out at the Radio’s Stall. Thankfully it has cooled down a bit since, but it is still sunny. I hope the sun smile on you soon.

  4. I like the title — and the concept of the protagonist needing to heed her intuition. Plus, who can resist a book with twisted characters? Wishing Terry continued success. (Wow… 24 publications — and counting? Amazing)
    Thank you, Olga, for this review. Hugs on the wing.

    1. Thanks, Teagan. Yes, I know. I have always been fascinated by con games and con artists. Terry’s career is impressive, I agree. Take care and good luck with fine-tuning the publication of the last journey of Dead of Winter. I’m looking forward to it!

  5. Hi Olga, I also like psychological dramas. I am always trying to analyse how peoples minds work, why we have wars, how people react in battle situations, how murderers and conmen’s minds work and why they can’t confirm to societal expectations.

    1. Thanks, Robbie. As a psychiatrist, sometimes is the issue of mad or bad, but it is not always clearcut. Some of the characters in this novel clearly suffer from personality disorders, while with others it is more difficult to know. Of course, different eras and different societies have different rules, and some behaviours that would have served people well in other circumstances will not work in current ones. I can understand why you are interested in the topic, Robbie, because it is fascinating, and it doesn’t have any easy answers, but it makes for a very good subject, both fiction and non-fiction. Terry’s novel is a must, for sure. Enjoy the rest of the week.

  6. Sadly, this happens all too often in real life. This sounds like a good read, thanks!

    1. Yes, it does. Terry Tyler digs deep into the characters and the plot brings everyday news to mind. Thanks for commenting, Jacquie, and enjoy the rest of the week.

  7. dgkaye says:

    Fantastic review Olga. I lovedddd this book. Still finishing review and will be featuring in 2 weeks in my book reviews. I’ve read a few by Terry, and I can echo you, Terry knows how to grab the reader. Regarding the ending, interesting thoughts. I felt there left room for a sequel? Interesting for sure! <3

    1. Thanks, Debby. I am not surprised you enjoyed it as well. I know you have excellent taste, and I think we both appreciate well-written cautionary tales. I liked the fact that most of the women (bar one, of course, but not going into details here) came out of it quite well, and not like helpless victims. And yes, there is room for a sequel, although I don’t know if Terry has one in mind. She seems to have a different series in mind, but it wouldn’t be the first time she revisits characters or a storyline… We’ll see! Have a great weekend!

      1. dgkaye says:

        Thanks so much Olga. Yes, we do love those cautionary tales. I’ll be curious to see what Terry comes out with next! Happy weekend to you too my friend. <3

  8. I had to laugh as I read this, Olga. All the things you “couldn’t tell us” about the book. I haven’t read this one of Terry’s, but I’ve read others, and she’s an amazing author. I’m sure this one will show up on my kindle soon. 🙂

    1. Thanks, Diana. Yes, I was being cautious, because I know readers of these kinds of books are pretty quick at getting the clues, and “loose lips” and all that… I’m sure you’ll enjoy it. Terry never disappoints, and I’m happy to read any genre she decides to try, although this one was definitely right up my alley. Have a fantastic week!

      1. I read “Hope” recently and love the way she makes her stories so incredibly plausible. That’s scary!

        1. Isn’t it? Yes, one wouldn’t be surprised reading a similar story in the news. Only, they are normally less plausible and the writing is not up to Tyler’s high standards. Have a great week!

          1. Lol. Yes, Terry adds her excellent storytelling skills, of course.

          2. Indeed she does! ♥

    1. Terry never disappoints, does she? Thanks, Sally, and enjoy the rest of the week!

  9. This is a fantastic review, Olga – Congratulations to Terry. Toni x

    1. Thanks, Toni. Another very talented author. I recommend all her novels. Enjoy the rest of the week!

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