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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. Wow, you even have review orders! What else are you doing, Olga.. lol!

    1. Oh, Erika, this is a book club people can join and there are books available. I think you might get people asking for reviews but I’ve just joined, so this was a trial one (a very good book, though). I am forever getting requests for reviews but, unfortunately, I don’t have time to review all the books I am asked to. Even if I didn’t do anything else all day I wouldn’t manage. I hope you have a great week.

      1. Gosh, that’s what I thought… lol! It means even more when you do such a review for that club. You are right, you are doing it when you want it and not when you are “book”ed for it….hehe!

        1. Any day I’ll be all ‘book’ed out! Oh, I must set off as I must go to collect a parcel. I think it’s more books!

          1. LOL!!! Have a great day, Olga

          2. I was right! Two more books!

          3. You are too funny, Olga!!

          4. 😉

  2. This sounds like a great read, even though I tend to avoid book in series.
    As is usual for me, I immediately thought ‘TV drama series’. I hope the producers and buyers from the TV companies have read this review! Good luck to Brian with this new book. He should be pitching the rights!
    Best wishes, Pete.

    1. Thanks, Pete. This one worked perfectly even being a series. I think you’re right about the TV series angle too. I really enjoyed ‘The Fall’ set in Belfast. Oh, talking about that, I saw the Viceroy’s House yesterday and thought Gillian Anderson was fabulous there too (well, I can’t recall seeing her on anything where I thought she did a bad job). Have a great week.

      1. She is very convincing with her British accent, that’s for sure. The Fall was great, TV. So powerful and dark.
        Best wishes, Pete.

        1. I’m sure I heard her on the radio and she spends a fair amount of time here now. Yes. That was one of the good ones and I managed to catch it. These days I miss a lot of TV series with my comings and goings. 🙂

          1. I can recommend ‘Line of Duty’, (BBC) also the Danish series ‘Follow The Money’. (BBC4, but it has finished now)

          2. Thanks, Pete. I caught one of the episodes of Line of Duty and then realised the series had been going on for a while. I must try and see if I can catch up. I’ll keep my eyes open for Follow The Money. Sometimes I can manage to watch some of the series I’ve missed here when I’m in Spain. Thanks so much.

  3. Perhaps a little gritty… Even so, it sounds like a great mystery. Best wishes to Brian. Have a wonderful new week. Hugs!

    1. Thanks, Teagan. Regarding the grit, talking about the murders I’m sure men would find it more difficult to read than women… And I won’t say any more. Have a great week!

        1. 🙂

  4. Hi Olga! Brian here. Thanks a million for your brilliant review of The 11:05 Murders. I was thrilled to read it. It was great to come across someone who ‘gets’ what I was trying to do. Thanks again. I really appreciate your kind and generous comments.

    1. Thanks, Brian. I love reading and reviewing books and it’s a joy to be able to recommend books that people might not have heard of but are so worth it. I really enjoyed the novel, the characters and trying to guess who and why. I’m sure it won’t be the last of your books I’ll read. I hope you get the success you deserve.

  5. dgkaye says:

    I enjoy reading the genres of many books you review here Olga, therefore you are detrimental to my ever expanding TBR lol. 🙂

    1. Thanks, Debby! I’m still trying to find a way to turn reading books into a workout (although, I listen to books while I work out so not sure if that counts…)

      1. dgkaye says:

        I think that counts huge! Great idea if you can. 🙂

        1. I follow YouTube videos at home so if the exercises are not too complicated I try. I can’t do step and listen to a book at the same time though!

          1. dgkaye says:

            Oh, ok. I doubt I could either. 🙂

          2. Even listening to it it might be a bit too much, and that’s considering I pick easy ones. 😉

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