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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 (22)

  1. dgkaye says:

    Well I do like this sort of story, from your review. As a memoir writer, all variations of memoir fascinates me. I’m going to have to stop visiting Olga because I wonder if I will ever get to read all the books on my TBR, lol. 🙂

    1. Thanks, Debby! This is a book one doesn’t forget in a hurry. I have the next book by the author in my Kindle although I’ll be pre-warned in advance… Oh, I’ve given up on the illusion that I’ll read all my books anytime soon, but it’s a luxury to know I won’t be left with no books… And, I can’t resist your reviews either. 😉

      1. dgkaye says:

        Good way of putting it Olga ‘at least we know we won’t be left without books’ LOL. Thanks so much. Looking forward to diving into your Psychiatry books. 🙂

        1. I think with yours, it might depend on my mood when I get to them as to which one I read first, as they all appeal to me but are pretty different. Or perhaps how many hot flashes I’m having!

          1. dgkaye says:

            Lol, well only one of mine deals with hotflashes, Menowhat? But you are so right, that’s why I’m always reading 2 books at once, because of mood preference when I start a new book. 🙂

          2. I know! That one and the one about travels where the first ones to catch my eyes… At some point, I was reading 4 at a time but it was too confusing, even when some are in Spanish. I try to stick to one now, although sometimes I might be reading or consulting a non-fiction one too…

          3. dgkaye says:

            Wow 4, I couldn’t do that, but having 2 books going at once is always nice depending on the mood, I usually have a fiction and a nonfiction book on the go for reading. 🙂

          4. Sounds good and it avoids confusion indeed!

          5. dgkaye says:

            Yes! 🙂

  2. As an unashamed fan of ‘Notes on a Scandal’, I like the sound of this book very much, Olga. It may well be right up my street.
    Best wishes, Pete.

    1. Thanks, Pete. A fabulous book indeed. One needs a strong stomach for this one, but not all in life is a fairy tale. Have a great day!

      1. I have now added it to my Amazon wish list!

        1. I’m sure Father Christmas is keeping an eye on it! ♥ I’m not sure you have the time, Pete, but have you thought about joining Net Galley? I know you do a lot of reviews already…

          1. I don’t read as much as I used to, Olga. But I will think about your suggestion. 🙂

          2. 🙂

  3. Thanks for this well thought review, Olga. It sounds very intriguing… For me, at this point, I just want to be entertained. Not a very high aspiration, I admit. But then — what’s entertaining can vary from week to week. 😉 Certainly an interesting book.
    Keep getting better with that cold. Huge hugs.

    1. Thanks, Teagan. Getting there. There are plenty of entertaining books to come yet (and next week some puzzling ones too. Well and my new one, that’s also fairly puzzling, to be honest). Do take care! 😉

  4. Variety, that’s fantastic part about reading. There’s a genre or flavor for everyone. I confess, I’m intrigued with this review, Olga. I have never been one for tidy stories–okay once in a while–but I do enjoy mixing up my reading. 🙂 Thank you for another review to think about.

    1. Thanks so much, Tess. It’s one of those books that is fascinating and creepy at the same time. The main character is definitely not pleasant and likeable. But then, not everybody is.

  5. paulandruss says:

    A stunning erudite review that brings the author’s work to life and makes you want to read it. Beautiful.

    1. Thanks very much. You’re very kind.

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