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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.

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    1. I liked the description, Sarah, but sometimes descriptions are better than the book. In this case it’s a great match. 🙂

  1. As I read this review, I saw it unfolding as a three-part BBC drama of the kind they do so well. An intriguing mystery for Sunday evening viewing. Not too sexy or violent, just thrilling enough for all the family to enjoy together, without worrying about inappropriate scenes. I think I would sooner watch it than read it though, as divorced cops becoming involved with female protagonists has been done to death, even in quaint English villages.
    Well done to Louise, and good luck to her. I think she should be pitching this at some independent producers. I can almost see the cast now. I’m thinking Anna Friel as Milla…
    Best wishes, Pete

    1. Thanks, Pete. Very good suggestion. The author has her own ideas about who the best actors would be for the characters… I hope it does become a TV series. 😉

    1. Yes. Very atmospheric and strong characters. And a good plot too! Thanks, Sally.

  2. Thanks for a mindful and detailed review, Olga. The book sounds like something I might like. Good luck to Louise.
    I know what you mean about a book that makes you want to see the illustrations. Back when reading the DaVinci Code I recognized some of the paintings mentioned, and I had previously read about many of the “code” symbols. So when I found an edition of the book that included all the paintings, I snapped it up right away.
    Have a terrific Tuesday. Huge hugs.

    1. Thanks, Teagan. I must confess I’ve never read the DaVinci Code (and I guess it’s like Marmite, you either love it or hate it) but one of the books I translated also made reference to symbols and I wondered if everybody would go to check…

  3. Great review, Olga. It certainly made me want to click the buy button.

    1. Thanks, Mary. A very enjoyable and intriguing read. 🙂

  4. Hello Olga! Thank you for introducing us to Louise Marley and for the wonderful review of her book. 🙂

    1. Thanks, Vashti!

  5. Olga, I saw the title and just knew I would like this book. Your review confirmed it! Some people say the cover sells the book; for me, it’s often the title. I’m going to buy this one right now.

    If you haven’t read it, I highly recommend “The Other Typist” by Suzanne Rindell. I may have mentioned it to you before. I’m STILL thinking about that darned book and the ending! That’s quite rare for me. I’ve resisted rereading it for some reason, hoping I’ll sort it out without having to read it again, although she’s both a reader’s and a writer’s writer. The way this woman weaves words together is pure magic!

    Okay. Enough. I’m off to buy a book. I’m almost finished with a monster book I’ve been reading about Charles Manson. My summer with Manson…can you imagine?!

    1. I know what you mean about the title, Lorna. There are books I have to read to know why the title indeed. Charles Manson… yes, interesting company for the summer (in my case I suspect more of a professional interest). No, I don’t think I’d heard about ‘The Other Typist’ but after reading you comment I’m off to check it out. Thanks, Lorna and I hope you enjoy it!

  6. Fabulous review, Olga. I’m loving it. Still not finished. .. life keeps getting in the way! Love both main characters and all the others!

    1. I know what you mean. I was lucky to manage to read it quite quickly and it’s a fabulous read indeed. Now I also have a few things piling up but we’ll keep going. Be well!

  7. An intriguing premise, Olga. Could definitely be a made for TV movie. I do like tales that keep you guessing as to the motives!

    1. Yes, nothing is what it seems at first sight, Noelle. A very intriguing one. And she writes beautifully.

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