The Butterfly Effect

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A gripping thriller with a shocking twist!
The chaos theory establishes the "butterfly effect" based on the following Chinese proverb:
The simple flutter of a butterfly can change the world
One day in the summer of 2006, when little Oli dared to snoop in the medical results of his parents, an ordinary butterfly appeared out of nowhere, and, for no apparent reason, fluttered its wings.
That fall, in Oxford, a lone police officer is robbed while he slept, the same night that a bloody murder takes place on the other side of the city.
Oblivious to this, a young Englishwoman plays the violin on the street while thinking of an impossible love in the past.
In Madrid, a talented neurosurgeon is accused of the murder of his own patient, the multi-millionaire owner of a famous company.
Apparently, none of these stories is related to the events of last October 12 starring Oli and Yayo.
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The author
I have been a freelance writer for eight years. I invest all my imagination in inventing original and powerful stories, and I dedicate the time to narrate them.
I do it because I love it.
It all started in a solitary apartment on the outskirts of Madrid, where, on a typical winter night, I decided to create a link between my restless mind and paper. That day was the beginning of the first pages to be written of what many months later would become my first novel: Reflections in the Mirror.
The experience was so enriching that, in a show of madness, I wagered I could write a series of thrillers. The secret of Oli was the first volume, and later the book that you have in your hands arrived.
During these years, literature has given me vital experiences such as book signings, radio and television interviews, visits to schools and a literary blog of my own. I have also witnessed how my novels remained weeks at the top rankings of the most sold ebooks on Amazon. I assure you that modesty surpasses pride.
I promise to continue learning and give the maximum in the next books, which I hope you will be as excited or more excited than the previous ones.
As always, I take the opportunity to apologize if you have found an error in the text, because it will have been my fault.
Your review and comment will be a great gift. Nothing will help this novel more than a review on Amazon or a sincere recommendation on social networks.
And above all, THANK YOU for having trusted my novel and for having come this far.
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Babelcube Inc.
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Apr 8, 2018
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Fiction / Crime
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / General
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Dr. Rick Wilber
School of Mass Communications
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