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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 (20)

  1. Thanks for this mindful review, Olga. It sounds very realistic. I have certainly seen people choose politics over close friendship, if not family. But one never knows the whole story, family may have been left out in the cold too. Either way, that rarely ends well.
    Have a great new week. Hugs.

    1. OlgaNunez says:

      Thanks, Teagan. Some people have a strong sense of duty, but you’re right, in real life we never know the full story. Enjoy your week too.

  2. macjam47 says:

    A wonderfully detailed review, Olga.

    1. OlgaNunez says:

      Thanks, Michelle. A very inspiring book. Have a great week.

  3. dgkaye says:

    Riveting review Olga. Once again I’m off to Amazon! 🙂 x

    1. OlgaNunez says:

      Thanks, Debby. This is a great book indeed. I can’t recommend it enough. Have a fantastic week.

      1. dgkaye says:

        You too Olga! 🙂

        1. 🙂

  4. A very detailed review of this book. Your review clearly demonstrates your intrigue with this complicated book. Have a lovely Monday.

    1. OlgaNunez says:

      Thanks, Robbie. It is not the easiest book to read, but it is well-worth the effort. Have a fabulous week.

  5. Thank you, this is a book for me. Classical tragedy has always appealed, but I have often wondered about the families of people who have crossed boundaries (of any sort) and become alienated from society, because these families are always left with irreconcilable loyalties.

    1. OlgaNunez says:

      Thanks, Hilary. Yes, that is true. And of course, whatever the families do, they’ll always be under close surveillance and suspicion. I think you’ll love this book. Have a good week.

    1. OlgaNunez says:

      Thanks, Sally. It surely is. I hope you have a great week.

  6. A wonderful review, Olga. I’ll certainly be buying this book. I have read and loved all Kamila Shamsie’s books since I read her first one, In the City by the Sea, followed by Salt and Saffron. She makes care about the people in her books.

    1. OlgaNunez says:

      Thanks, Mary. She is another writer I’ve just discovered, but I can see why you’d love her books, as she writes beautifully, and yes, I did care about all the characters, even the less sympathetic one. Although I’ve only managed to read a few of the books longlisted for the ManBooker this year, this is one of my favourites. I’ll try and catch up with some of her other novels too. Have a good week, Mary.

  7. Home Fire is jumping to the top of my list!

    1. Thanks, Sarah. I’m sure you’ll appreciate this one. Have a fabulous week.

  8. Thanks for sharing this fascinating review, Olga! Just added it to my TBR list. 🙂

    1. Thanks, Natalie. It deserves to be widely read. Have a great week!

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