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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. Great review, Olga! It sounds grandly gruesome. 😀 Hugs.

    1. Thanks, Teagan. The author is a great expert on the matter and knows where to go for more information, for sure. Have a great day!

  2. Thank you Olga.

    1. Thank you, Rosie. You always find the best books.

  3. Is this one of the books which arrived yesterday

    1. I’m fast but not so much, Erika! No, this one I read a while back but wanted to time the post with the release. The books I got yesterday are both history books. I’ve started reading one about children in the UK during the war. From what I’ve read I think it’s going to be great. Have a fabulous Tuesday, Erika.

      1. That sounds very captivating and even more thought-provoking I guess. I am sure the review will follow …

        1. Thanks, Erika. As it’s a paperback I only tend to read it in the evenings, so it depends on how tired I am, but it is a compilation of first-person accounts, so I’m sure it will be fascinating.

          1. Wow, isn’t it a bit disturbing to read before you sleep?

          2. What I read or what I watch doesn’t affect my sleep, only real life does that, in my case. I don’t sleep many hours so I need a pretty good reason to stay awake. I get the sense (I’ll see when I’ve read the whole thing) that there will be a bit of everything. I was reading about the blackouts yesterday and how some children saw it as a great chance to play and have fun whilst others were scared. (I hadn’t thought about it, but of course, using public transport when there were no lights in the streets, shops had no lights on, and the names of the stations had been blacked out was very challenging).

          3. I know what you mean. That’s true. What you read – even a real story – is not your life, so why making it a problem that keeps you from sleeping. But yes, the own life has more power that way.
            It is very interesting how the children dealt with war. I remember my uncle telling us about WWII. He was 5 when they had to go down to the basements when the sirenes went off. The grown ups were more scared than the kids because that was what they knew from the beginning on. They were used to it! Horrible actually!

  4. Like you, I prefer to read series in order. Even though it is claimed that each one works on its own right, I generally discover references to past events that I am unaware of. This sounds like another solid entry in a genre that has many fans, and I wish Carolyn success with it.
    I wonder if you ever read this book, which has just popped into my mind? (I know you have little time these days, but you may well have read it back in the day)
    I remember being overwhelmed by it at the time, and still think that it is one of the best ever ‘serial-killer’ novels.
    Best wishes, Pete.

    1. Thanks, Pete. I also think I’m missing something when I read a random book in a series, although sometimes it can add to the read (trying to guess not only the case but also what went on before). The story itself is self-contained, although I guess one misses the nuances and the character development. No, I haven’t read that book but I’ll keep my eyes open for it (it’s not currently available in e-book version, it seems, but I’ll see if it comes my way). It does sound gripping indeed.

  5. Carolyn Arnold says:

    Olga, thank you for reading and reviewing REMNANTS and sharing your thoughts with your followers. I’m pleased that you enjoyed the book.

    1. Thanks so much, Carolyn. It kept my brain going! I’ve shared in Amazon too and elsewhere. Good luck with your writing!

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