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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. dgkaye says:

    Sounds like a fun and thrilling read Olga. I’ve bookmarked! 🙂

    1. It definitely is. I think the author’s second book is due for release soon. I have another great one coming up tomorrow, Debby. I know well why reading lists keep getting longer and longer… Have a great week!

      1. dgkaye says:

        Well I keep bookmarking some, buying others. We all get there eventually so I like to know what’s on tap. 🙂

        1. Thankfully, other readers’ reviews remind me of some of the books I have on my list that I have to read soon…ish. Take care!

          1. dgkaye says:

            Lol, yup. 🙂

          2. 🙂

  2. You definitely find some very interesting psychological thrillers, Olga. Great review.

    1. Thanks, Robbie. It’s a very popular genre these days, and one I enjoy, for sure. And I’m sure there are many more waiting on my Kindle. Have a great week!

  3. Wow! A really in-depth review! Sounds like a great book to keep you up all night. Something I would very much like too, but I understand how the reading list keeps growing.

    1. Thanks, Deborah. Yes, it is a good read, but it’s often hard to decide what to read next with so much on offer. Have a lovely week and thanks for visiting my blog.

      1. Thank you, Olga. I need to return to your blog and indulge myself in your literary achievements and the energy of your lovely personality and brilliant mind. We have many similarities in our education. I didn’t take mine as far or at least, I didn’t bring all my credits together to receive multiple higher degrees. Originally, the Department of the Army Grad School wasn’t accredited. It’s all changed now, but I’ve never backtracked to put them together. Major and minors in British Lit, American Lit, Psychology, Scientific and Technical Writing, Format/Layout/Design, Master’s Equivalent in Writing and Editing, Advanced Certified Psychological Hypnotherapist (ACPH) from The National Guild of Hypnotists. Maybe in a future life? Lol

        1. It’s never too late!

          1. I’ve heard that from many others and some time in the future I may go for it and do a speaking tour again, but right now I’m in a wheelchair, even though I’m hoping to be more mobile by spring, SLE Lupus and R.A. for 28 years. I’ve taught myself to walk again so many times, but I’ve been so blessed in my life with being able to work from home and help other writers as well as writing myself. I’m so happy to have met you!

          2. Thanks so much, Deborah. You’re an inspiration to all of us and it is an honor to meet you. And thanks for all your hard work. All the best.

  4. Wow… Cole is really living the (writer’s) dream! The “debut” is a best seller, expected to be a TV series, and he’s only 33… Thanks for another mindful review, Olga.
    I hope all is going smoothly with your relocation plans.
    For the past couple of years I’ve been trying to be “open” to multiple locations (since I wasn’t getting anywhere). But that didn’t get me anywhere either. So yesterday I made a decision matrix with 13 cities, with the intention of narrowing it down to a specific. I haven’t had time to sit down and delve into the results yet…Not sure if it’s going to be helpful, when the risk factor remains so high.
    Have a wonderful new week. Hugs.

    1. Thanks, Teagan. Yes, I thought the same about the author. He sounds like quite an engaging character, and although he’s young, it seems that he has been writing for quite a while.
      It sounds like a great idea to help with the decision process. I read a post yesterday about how to get out of writer’s block and it suggested going in a completely unexpected direction, and I think that might be something worth thinking about in life too.
      Have a great week, Teagan.

      1. LOL… I tried that — and my unexpected locations got hit by the hurricanes last year. o_O Still food for thought though.

        1. Perhaps a mobile home is the way to go. Or a boat. I like the tiny houses I’ve seen but those wouldn’t have a chance in a hurricane, that’s for sure true…

  5. Despite the stereotypes, this sounds like a great addition to a very crowded genre. The TV series is already cast in my head…
    Best wishes, Pete.

    1. Thanks, Pete. The tone of the novel was pitch perfect (at least for me). I wonder if you’ll be right on the cast. I guess we’ll be able to check in due course. I think you’d make a great casting director. Happy week!

      1. The problem with modern casting is the desire to be politically correct. Most current dramas on TV always seem to be working from a ‘checklist’.
        Mixed race couple.
        Powerful female role.
        Equally powerful role for a black actor or actress.
        Asian scientist or technician.
        Computer geek who looks like a nerd.
        Someone disabled in a significant supporting role.
        And so on…
        Producers are often happy to change the gender, race, or sexual orientation of a character, in order to tick one of the many PC boxes.
        Best wishes, Pete.

        1. That is true. In this novel, there is a bit of everything (mind you, in the good and the bad side, that are not so different) so I guess it might work.

  6. davidjrogersftw says:

    Olga, thank you for the deft and fascinating review. But more interesting than it to me is your life. I read your bio for the first time and thought of what an exciting intellectual life it has been, Now if there has been love in it and passion and good friends and family, well that seems just about wonderful Best wishes,

    1. Thanks, David. It has been interesting so far, but I’m about to set off towards pastures anew (or old, as I’m going back to Barcelona). Let the adventure continue! Thanks for your kind words and for your visit and have a great week.

    1. Thanks, Dani. A very enjoyable read.

  7. I love thrillers, and this one sounds good!

    1. It is! I think you’ll enjoy it, Luccia. Happy weekend!

      1. Thank you, you too

        1. 🙂

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