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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 (19)

  1. A most interesting review, Olga. I would find the topic very interesting but the historical inconsistencies you mentioned would also irritate me. I like the books I read to be 100% historically accurate.

    1. Thanks, Robbie. For me, one of the beauties of the historical fiction genre is the opportunity to learn about a period’s history and events. I think the story itself grabbed the writer more than other things. It is for sure a fascinating account. Have a great Tuesday.

  2. Thank you Olga.

    1. Thanks for the opportunity, Rosie!

  3. A very fair review, Olga. Sounds to me like this would work better as a TV drama, or a film.
    Best wishes, Pete.

    1. Thanks, Pete. You’re absolutely right. It is one of those cases when most writers couldn’t come up with such story. Have a great Tuesday.

  4. Wow, such “real case” stories are extremely intriguing!!

    1. They are, Erika, although by the nature of the event it’s difficult to know how much (if any of it) was true. Have a great Tuesday!

      1. That’s actually what makes it even more intriguing… I would say it is very smart of the author to leave a lot of pondering up to the reader…

        1. Well, the author proposes his own solution although the details don’t match exactly what is known about the facts but it is fiction after all.

          1. Reminds me of the Blair Witch Project. It is presented like an authentic and real life story but in the end it was all fiction…. it caused lots of discussions and guessings!

          2. It did, indeed!

          3. 🙂

  5. Lilyn G says:

    Good review, Olga. Based on what you said, doesn’t seem like it would be the right fit for me, but doesn’t sound half-bad, either!

    1. Thanks, Lilyn. Sorry, I just discovered your comment hiding in the spam folder (it seems to randomly send comments of people who have already commented to spam). It is a very intriguing one and the original story is fascinating. I can totally understand why the author wanted to write about it, but it is not good for people who appreciate historical accuracy, although it’s an entertaining story.

  6. Hi Olga! The concept of the book is very intriguing but if you’re going to go the ‘historical fiction’ route you need to have all the facts straight and clear. Thanks for the review.

    1. That is one of the reasons why I’m fascinated by the genre but I’m not sure I’d ever dare to write in it. I also suspect I’d start to research a topic and I’d get sucked in by the research. Thanks, Vashti. I have a few interesting review this week. 🙂

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