Book Pick: Step Closer

The Indian Ocean tsunami of 2004 acts as a fitting backdrop to Tessa McWatt’s latest offering, Step Closer.

Step Closer
Author: Tessa McWatt
Publisher: Harper Collins
Price: $32.99 (Hardcover)

The Indian Ocean tsunami of 2004 acts as a fitting backdrop to Tessa McWatt’s latest offering, Step Closer. As the disaster plays out, Emily, a Canadian living with her partner Sam in Spain, begins to dissect a tumultuous event that unfolded five years ago, between friends Gavin and Marcus. Emily soon realizes the incident was far more pent-up than she thought. In their youth, Gavin and Marcus were involved in an exploit ending in jail time for one and freedom for the other. While Emily keeps tabs on her friends’ relationship, she easily forgets her own with Sam, whose ensuing unhappiness only creates another division.