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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 (23)

  1. David Baldacci is an exceptional author. Thanks for the heads up, Olga.

    1. Thanks, James. I haven’t read many of his novels, but I can see why he is so popular. He’s one of the good ones. Have a great week!

    1. Thanks, Sally. I haven’t read the previous books in the series but I like the protagonist, and it’s an era I am also intrigued by, so I might try and catch some more of them. Enjoy your week!

  2. I have never read any of his books, but I like the text examples you chose. Very film-noir.
    Best wishes, Pete.

    1. Thanks, Pete. I haven’t read many either, but I see why people enjoy his books. I think you would appreciate his protagonist and the noirish air as well. Enjoy the rest of the week!

  3. It sounds like such an engaging read. I found the pull quotes quite entertaining. Good review as always, Olga!

    1. Thanks, Priscilla. Yes, it’s solid entertainment and well written. Enjoy the rest of the week!

  4. dgkaye says:

    Ooh this one sounds great Olga. You had me at Las Vegas! Lol. Off to check out more of Baldacci’s books!

    1. I think you’ll enjoy this one, Debby. He captures the atmosphere of the era perfectly and the characters are all interesting as well. Big hugs to you too! ♥

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  5. dgkaye says:

    Oops, forgot to leave you a hug. <3

  6. Right now, my big mystery is trying to figure out how the devil my week got so confused that I’m only just now getting to your post, Olga. Sorry to be so late.
    I do love that glamor era setting (and the old car on the cover is enough to grab my attention any time). The quotes you chose make it very tempting indeed. Thanks for your mindful review. Hugs on the wing.

    1. Thanks, Teagan. I think you’d love the way the author manages to bring the era and its mores to life. I know you excel at that as well. And yes, of course you’d love the car! Don’t worry, it’s proving a very busy week here as well. Everybody is trying to get everything done before the holidays, and I guess there, people are preparing for the 4th of July. Stay safe and keep smiling!

  7. As soon as I read the blurb, I thought of Philip Marlowe, who is one of my all-time favorite fictional characters.

    1. Yes, it definitely has that vibe, Liz. I think you’d enjoy this one as well. Have a great weekend and thanks for your comment.

      1. You’re welcome, Olga. I hope you have a great weekend as well.

  8. Hi Olga, I have never read a Baldacci book but my mother is a fan. I will see if she has this one as she is always looking for new books.

    1. Thanks, Robbie. She might have read the other ones in the series. I wouldn’t mind reading them myself. Regards to all your family, and I hope you have a great week.

  9. A very popular author, Olga – and a fantastic review. Toni x

    1. Thanks, Toni. Yes, I have been disappointed sometimes with some bestselling authors, but I can see why Baldacci has become so popular. Have a fabulous week!

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