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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. A perfect offering for this time of the year – spooky time that is!:) Thank you dear Olga…and hope you enjoy a weekend filled with magic…and of course creativity…Janet. x

    1. Thanks, Janet! I’m travelling away on Sunday, so my main aim is to try and finish a few things and remember we’re changing the hour…

  2. Mirrors and antiques? Right up my street! It sounds intriguing, Olga. Thank you for bringing it to our attention.

    1. Thanks, Sarah. Yes, I saw another blogger mentioning it as a book coming out and that’s exactly what I thought. I suspect I would find the actual mirror irresistible if I came across it!

  3. I like the sound of this plot. I am already thinking that it would make an excellent film. I hope they have some interest in the film rights!
    Best wishes, Pete.

    1. Thanks, Pete. Yes, that’s what I thought too. They would need to get the right people, but it would have made a fabulous Hammer House film!

  4. Perfect timing, indeed, Olga! The details of the concept sound really intense. Since childhood I’ve been intrigued by the idea that mirrors might contain or be gateways to another reality. (I think there was a Twilight Zone episode, but I don’t remember any of it now.)
    Safe journey for you Sunday — I hope you have a beautiful weekend. Huge hugs

    1. Thanks, Teagan. The book is fairly weird but very compelling too. I guess we all think of ‘Through the Looking Glass’ but there are a lot of intriguing stories attached to mirrors… Here we’re going an hour back on Sunday (and in Spain too) so I must make sure I get the right time…Mind you, if not I’d be early, that I guess it’s not such a big problem.;)

  5. dgkaye says:

    Well timed and great review for the season. 🙂

    1. It is a pretty crazy book, but you’re right, Debby. Perfect for the season. Pete is right, it would make a great movie. I think either a Hammer movie or one of the Italian directors who made very colourful and over the top movies, Mario Bava or Dario Argento…:)

      1. dgkaye says:

        Maybe you should think about producing Olga.? 🙂

        1. Now, that’s a thought! I have a cousin who was trying to get funds to direct a movie (the trailer looked great. Horror, funnily enough) but it was not easy. Now he teaches editing courses, but I might have a director already… Although getting the rights… I always thought I’d love to be a reader for a publishing company, but these days traditional publishing companies don’t seem to be catching up…

          1. dgkaye says:

            The world is your oyster! <3

  6. Oh my. How can I say no to this book after your promising review? Wow-za!

    1. Oh, there’s another great horror book coming up next Tuesday (a secret, it’s much better than this one, but not as mad and over the top). 😉

      1. Why do we enjoy horror? Why do children like ghost stories except for the boogeyman under the bed. We’re a strange bunch, we humans. 😀

        1. I guess it’s fun to be scared knowing that you’re safe. I think many of the stories look at fears we’ve had forever as people. But being scared and then reassured… it keeps the ticker going. I love horror but not everybody does (my mother doesn’t like it at all!)

          1. I don’t like horror movies but don’t mind reading horror. 😛

          2. I love both. And I must admit cheese horror movies I can tolerate better than other genres…

          3. I love both! I really love some of the old classics (although they are not very scary, but tend to be very touching… The Bride of Frankenstein…)

  7. Very good Olga! This book really got my attention. Loved your review. Thank you❣️

    1. Thanks, Vashti and enjoy the weekend!

  8. Oh this one sounds really spooky 🙂 Your reviews are always very detailed. Thank you for sharing!

    1. Thanks, Inese. I think it would make a great and fun movie. 🙂

      1. No doubt.

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