[ARC Review] The Foreign Girls by Sergio Olguin

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By Sergio Olguin

Veronica Rosenthal, a young journalist, decides to get away from it all, touring scenic northern Argentina. While relaxing off the beaten path, she encounters two foreign tourists. One girl from Italy, the other from Scandinavia. The trio become fast friends, deciding to travel together, spending time at the country house of Veronica’s cousin. But when Victoria’s travel companions become targets of the locals, she becomes determined to uncover the truth of their fate.

Olguin creates a wonderful, complex mystery while exploring political and social issues of the region. Veronica is a brilliantly complex character whose tenacity keeps the reader engaged from beginning to end. The story is well-paced. The vivid descriptions of the setting places the reader right at the center of northern Argentina. The translation was well-edited and flowed easily.

The English translation of The Foreign Girls is currently available for pre-order ahead of it’s scheduled release on March 23rd, 2021. I would like to thank Meryl Zegarek Public Relations Inc for the advanced copy of the book in exchange for my honest review.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

More About This Author

Sergio Olguin was born in Buenos Aires in 1967 and was a journalist before turning to fiction. Olguin has won a number of awards, among others the Premio Tusquests 2009 for his novel Oscura Monotona Sangre (Dark Monotonous Blood). His books have been translated into German, French, and Italian. The Fragility of Bodies and The Foreign Girls are his first novels to be translated into English.

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