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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. Thanks for the mindful review, Olga. It sounds exciting. Although I admit I’m having trouble getting past that character name. LOL, maybe it’s just that I’ve had “zero” sleep. Hugs

    1. I don’t know many Zeros either (none personally) and he is anything but a Zero, although it is a name I won’t forget in a hurry. I hope you get some rest at some point. Sorry about the sleep (my coughing kept me awake a fair bit too). It’s that time of the year, I guess. Take care.

      1. Ugh… I’m sorry to hear about the cough. A couple of years I’ve gotten one (around this time of year) that just went on for months… so I can understand.
        Ha! I never did get to sleep… Until 3:30 (and my wake up time is 4 AM). Normally I would push on through, but I just didn’t feel well at all (I think a bit of asthma + sleep deprivation several nights lately) , and my managers don’t deserve the sacrifice. So I called in sick. Hopefully tonight I’ll sleep.
        I hope your cough clears up right away. Wishing you well.

        1. Thanks, Teagan. I agree with you. Not worth sacrificing and putting your health at risk for work.
          I’ll keep you posted (so far it’s better, but nights can be funny with coughs).
          Take care. 🙂

  2. Thanks Olga.

    1. Thanks, Rosie. An author well-worth cheking out.

  3. I do tire of these constant ‘snappy’ and unrealistic names for characters, I really do.
    That said, I like the sound and style of this book a lot. Your excerpts read well, and have a lot of appeal.
    The subject may be a hard one, but it should be addressed, undoubtedly.
    (It also seems that a possible film adaptation might work well)
    Best wishes, Pete.

    1. Thanks, Pete. I know it wasn’t his real name, but I immediately thought about Zero Mostel (no similarities, but the name). I know what you mean about names, although as a writer I sometimes try and find the right name (and sometimes it might be a weird one). As a reader, there is nothing worse than having many characters with similar names or names starting by the same letter, as it’s easy to get confused. I agree. It is an important topic, and I’m sure it would make a great movie.
      Have a great day.

      1. Thanks, Olga. I have a real issue with ‘stylish’ names. (And no apologies for that)
        That is why I always ensure to use ‘normal’ names in all of my short stories.

        1. I wonder what is normal these days… I remember my name was fairly common in Spain and when I came here for quite a few years I hardly ever met any Olgas. (But I went to school with several Africas…). Wendy was invented not that long ago (well, I guess it depends on how we define long). I have always thought I’d have a hard time writing science-fiction (or rather, fantasy) as I can’t come up with the types of names favoured there.
          There is something reassuring about recognizable names, for sure. I quite enjoy writing down old names when I visit ancient cemeteries, but some of have truly gone out of fashion.

          1. Before you, I only ever met one Olga. She is my aunt, married to my Dad’s younger brother. Her name was very unusual in post-war London, and mainly associated with Eastern Europe and Russia.
            Best wishes, Pete.

          2. Thanks, Pete. There was a volunteer at the first hospital I worked in called Olga, but I didn’t meet anybody else for ages. One of my aunts is called Olga and I think my grandmother started a fashion with her, but I have a friend called Anastasia and it seems it is a popular name in her family, although no Russian connection in either case. I guess it was a touch of the exotic. (I’m not complaining, I really like my name). My friend and I used to say that we should travel to Russia together, but we haven’t managed yet… Give my regards to your aunt. 🙂

  4. Lilyn G says:

    That cover is eye catching!

    1. I know! I think the author has an eye for details. Have a good day, Lilyn.

  5. This sounds like a great book. Your review, Olga, has me intrigued enough to go check it out on Amazon. 🙂

    1. Thanks, Carol. It is a great book. Have a great Sunday.

  6. Vashti Q says:

    Hi Olga! Great review! This reads like my kind of book. A gritty thriller with a great ending. The subject matter is also one that’s important to me. Thanks for selecting to read and review, In Wolves’ Clothing. I’m putting this one on my TBR list. 😀 xx

    1. I hope you enjoy it, Vashti. Have a great week!

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