TRANSLATED BY KARINA LOZA
STORY-LINE THE STEPS BY IVETA REDLIHA:
The Steps, begins with a prologue in which a boy, ease-dropping hears his name and the word surrogacy. Raised in an orphanage and determined to find his mother, he hears just enough to know he must find out more. Fast forward to a grown man, Lucas, who can seem cold and menacing in an instance. He is on a mission; one which will either be successful or lead to destruction.
Reyna inherited Bradbury Mansion, in need of much repair, holds secrets which will affect many lives. Unaware her mother purchased the mansion just before her suspicious death, Reyna needs to decide what to do with this falling down master piece. Arriving to see her inheritance, Reyna quietly contemplates the grounds and mansion when a stranger suddenly appears. Lucas introduces himself to Reyna as a neighbor; she felt shivers run over her at the look in his eyes and his attitude. Who is this man who keeps popping up when least expected? How and why did her mother buy this mansion? Leonora, Reyna’s mother, held dark secrets for many years which when revealed will change everything. My review suspense thriller book review of The Steps follows.
CHARACTERS, PLOTTING, DEVELOPMENT:
Originally written in Latvian and translated to English, The Steps, grabs the reader immediately. I found a few language issues, however, they did not affect my enjoyment of the book. A fast paced thrill ride of secrets, lies, and a dark dank