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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 (13)

  1. Oh, I love snowy, cold settings. It makes everything more suspenseful. Great review, Olga!

    1. Thanks, Priscilla. I felt it was a good option this time of the year. Have a great week!

  2. Although I have read few ‘Nordic Noir’ novels, I have been addicted to the genre as shown on TV serials by BBC4. I recently watched ‘Trom’, set in the Faroe Islands, a place I knew little about. I don’t know if you can access the BBC in Spain, but I recommend it.
    Best wishes, Pete.

    1. Thanks for the recommendation, Pete. I cannot access the BBC’s Iplayer here, but I will keep my eyes open for it. It sounds good, and I am sure it will get here at some point, or perhaps it will become available in streaming at my end, sometime soon.
      I hope you have a good week. Stay safe and cool. (The heat is not giving us much of a break here, but what’s new?)

  3. dgkaye says:

    Fantastic in-depth review Olga. I think my preference is a hot beach to a cold snowy night. But no doubts it appeals to many. <3

    1. Thanks, Debby. With the scorching temperatures we’ve been having here, fires all over the country, etc., a snowy place sounds perfect, but I know what you mean, and I don’t think this would be one you’d particularly enjoy. Have fun and stay well. ♥

      1. dgkaye says:

        You know me well Olga. Keep cool my friend. <3

        1. Thank you, Debby. I’ll do my best! ♥

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  4. What a great review, Olga. I loved visiting Iceland, such a unique country, and this sounds enthralling. Toni x

    1. Thanks, Toni. The premise is gripping, and he is a very talented writer that knows how to ramp up the tension using very few elements. I’ve never been to Iceland but I am very intrigued by it. All the best.

  5. Hi Olga, this sounds like a solid story in a fascinating setting. I am very interested about life in such cold places having always lived in a fairly warm area.

    1. Thanks, Robbie.
      I know what you mean. There are settings that sound so challenging, especially when we aren’t used to the conditions there, that we wonder how we’d manage if we had to live there. Conditions can turn nasty very quickly and that adds to the tension of the book. Enjoy the rest of the week.

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