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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 (15)

  1. Thanks for sharing, Olga! 🙂

    1. I loved it. Thank you!

  2. This sounds like an interesting take on the alien invasion theme, Olga. I do like science fiction if it is told well.

    1. Thanks, Robbie. It is a fascinating combination and fabulously written. Have a great Tuesday.

  3. Thank you Olga.

    1. Thanks, Rosie. Another great book.

  4. I like the sound of this one a lot. Alien invasion, contrasted by the standard murder investigation. I am reminded of Deighton’s SS-GB, where a British detective helps the German SS (who have invaded Britain) to solve a murder. And as I usually do on these occasions, I am going to say that this sounds like an excellent idea for a film adaptation too. If they get the aliens right of course…
    Best wishes, Pete.

    1. Thanks, Pete. You are right, it sounds a bit like it, although I guess you have the totally alien side of things (and how to try and work out the motivation for a totally different species). The thought of a world suddenly sent back in time with no modern comforts reminded me of many dystopian stories (perhaps Station Eleven that I really loved) but the detective angle works well. And the detective is an amateur philosopher (as he should be). I agree it would make a great movie, and depending on which time period they chose (they might or might not include what happened to get Earth to that point) it might not be that costly.
      Tomorrow something quite different!

  5. Although, like you, I’ve never been a great fan of sci-fi fiction (I make an exception with some films), this sounds extremely enticing, especially in view of the shit hitting the fan in the real world! Thank you, Olga, as ever, for an expertly-written review.

    1. Thanks, Sarah. It is a great book not only because it is a page turner but it also makes one think. You are right, it is very apt. One does not need to be a big sci-fi fan to enjoy this book but it adds to the story.
      I am pleased to see you are back in action.

  6. dgkaye says:

    Although I’m not a fan of sci-fi, this book sounds like an interesting mix of genres as you say. I’ll keep it on the back burner. 🙂

    1. It is worth a read, Debby. Thanks and have a great week. 🙂

      1. dgkaye says:

        You too Olga. 🙂

        1. 🙂

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