In this emotional and gripping thriller, L.H. Ostrovsky intricately weaves fact and fiction -past and present - to tell the tale of life in Kiev during Stalin’s infamous purges in the late 1930’s.
With Stalin’s plan to control and industrialize the Ukraine, 1930’s Kiev is fraught with hunger and lawlessness, where treacherous neighbors, colleagues and political rivals abound - denouncing innocents to the secret police. Sergey, a brutal NKVD assassin, prowls the streets for victims and plots revenge on those who betrayed him. Vladimir, an idealistic Party officer with a weakness for beautiful women, leverages his position to advance into Stalin’s inner circle.
Oblivious to the impending frenzy of fear, Maria Golubev grows into womanhood alongside her best friend Leah Kaminsky. As they follow their dreams and passions, a chain of events unfolds, thrusting the two women into a whirlwind of intrigue and murder during the darkest period of Soviet history.
Sixty years later, Liz pieces together the fragments of her grandmother Maria’s life, discovering a secret so astonishing, it will change her forever.
Brimming with intriguing characters, InterFEARence is a fast-paced story of struggle, hope and determination that will keep you riveted and guessing until the very last sentence.