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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. Olga, this sounds lovely and emotional and well written. Thanks for sharing your thoughts about Lake of Echoes!

    1. Thanks, Priscilla. It is. Liza is a fantastic writer and I recommend all of her books. Another great discovery thanks to Rosie’s Book Review Team.

    1. Thanks, Rosie. I would never have discovered Liza and her novels if it wasn’t for your group. Thanks to you and to all the members for their reviews and their support.

  2. I like the sound of this one. I have just watched ‘The Cane Field Killings’, (TV series) set in South Africa.. The investigating policewoman has a back-story of being kidnapped as a child, and being brought and abused up by a ‘family’.
    I will add this book to my Wish List.
    Best wishes, Pete.

    1. Thanks, Pete. The author writes in a variety of genres, always with a great eye for historical detail, and she writes beautifully. I hope the weather cools a bit for all of us soon, as I’ve been hearing about the incidents in the UK, and here we are having a lot of fires as well. Stay safe.

  3. While I looked at the book cover, and then read your review, the word that kept coming to me was “compelling,” just as you describe it. You’ve made it sound fabulous with the way you bring out the right kind of details.
    As you know, my issues leave me over-burdened with “triggers.” As marvelous as it sounds, I’m afraid to give it a try. However, that’s what makes your reviews so valuable.

    I hope you get better weather soon. It’s back to being over 100 F here, because the monsoon season didn’t last long. But your weather isn’t supposed to be like the high-desert! Horsefeathers! Try to keep cool. Hugs on the wing.

    1. Thanks, Teagan. Yes, it’s a great book, but it might not be suitable for people who’ve suffered similar issues to those brought up by the story. Some of the author’s other novels might be a good option for you.
      Yep, the weather is very hot everywhere. The temperatures in the UK and the rest of Europe are quite extreme as well, so it doesn’t look good in general. Let’s hope the fires are soon under control and things ease up a bit. We deserved a good summer but it’s not looking that way so far. Stay safe and cool, my friend.

  4. HI Olga, thanks for this fabulous review. I saw this on Rosie’s list and now that I am nearing completion of my committed reads, I can look at reading something else.

    1. Thanks, Robbie. I think the author’s interest in history and the way she tells the story might work well for you. I have another one of Rosie’s books to read next, but there are quite a few interesting ones to pick from, so it’s always a tough decision. Enjoy the rest of the week.

  5. dgkaye says:

    Sounds right up my reading alley Olga, as you may well know. I also enjoy Kelly Rimmer’s books so I am adding this one to my reading list. Thank you. <3

    1. Thanks, Debby. I’m sure you’ll enjoy this one when you get a chance to read it. Take care and look after yourself. ♥

      1. dgkaye says:

        Thanks Olga. Happy weekend. <3

  6. Hi Olga, This sounds like a very good read. Toni x

    1. Thanks, Toni. Liza Perrat is a wonderful writer, and it caters to a variety of readers. I am sure you’d enjoy her work. Stay safe and enjoy the rest of the week.

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