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Publisher's Summary

An Amazon Charts bestseller.

Stay calm, keep smiling, and watch your step. In this marriage of secrets and lies, nothing is what it seems.

For days, all of Denver, Colorado, has worried over the fate of a missing child, little Tanner Holcomb. Then, a miracle: handsome, athletic Johnny Bradley finds him, frightened but unharmed, on a hiking trail miles from his wealthy family’s mountain home.

In a heartbeat, his rescuer goes from financially strapped fitness trainer to celebrated hero. The heat of the spotlight may prove too much for Johnny’s picture-perfect family, however. His wife, Veronica, despises the pressure of the sudden fame, afraid that secrets and bitter resentments of her marriage may come to light. And she’s willing to do anything to keep them hidden.

But when a shocking revelation exposes an even darker side to Tanner’s disappearance, Veronica realizes that nothing in her life can be trusted. And everything should be feared.

©2019 Victoria Helen Stone. (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

Critic Reviews

“[A] cleverly plotted thriller…Danger and savage emotions surface as [Veronica] discovers that she’s not the only one whose life is built on secrets and lies. Stone keeps the reader guessing to the end.” Publishers Weekly

False Step aptly demonstrates author Victoria Helen Stone as a gifted novelist with a genuine flair for originality and a distinctive, reader engaging, narrative storytelling style.” —Midwest Book Review

“Intense and chilling, False Step wickedly rewards thriller fans with a compulsive read that’ll leave readers wondering how well they know their loved ones. I was riveted!” —Kerry Lonsdale, Amazon Charts and Wall Street Journal bestselling author

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worst book in a long time

I listen to book as I can't see well enough to read, in most cases I can suffer through and pretty bad books just for the background noise this one I had to finally shut off I just could not continue was a absolutely terrible storyline I don't know where it was going I don't even care at this point I am not sure of the age of the writer but I would almost guess it's a very young teen the story had no substance the characters were of no consequence and I really did not find that I cared one way or another I tried to suffer through a few more chapters just couldn't do it on to the next

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betrayal

I liked the story but it was a bit predictable for me. I suspected early on. Certain plot lines I knew for sure and others I suspected. I was not disappointed however.
I knew I would like this book because I listened to Jane Doe and loved it. I am partial to that book for sure. I have also listened to Evelyn:After. I really like Victoria Helen Stone.
Her characters are very real. They are flawed, driven people. She writes people well so the reader can understand and predict their behavior. This story is about betrayal on all fronts. It is a suspenseful relationship drama with crime mystery thrown in.
The narrator was perfect for the material.

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Made it to chapter 8 hoping it wiuld get better.

Made it to chapter 8 hoping it wiuld get better. It did not. Got it as a Kindle First read. It was not for me.

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Great twists and turns

This was a suspenseful book that keep me on the edge of my seat wanting to listen to more.

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Why did I even finish this book!

I totally disliked the main character and couldn’t find a reason to sympathize with her. The rest of the story was just lame.

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repetative

struggled to finish. way to many references about how insecure Veronica's was. Whine, whine, whine. book would've been half as long if didn't repeat the same thing. really struggled to finish.

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A rip off of several popular books

I listened all the way through, hoping for a plot twist to break my feelings of “been there, done that”, but none ever came. I’m disappointed, but thankful that this was a kindle unlimited book.

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An annoying main character.

Set on self destruction the main female character tromps through life as an emotional mess. If there's a logical step to take she'll follow her loins snd her irrational emotions to go the opposite direction blind into destruction.

The plot and writing were fine but throughout the book I was so frustrated by the female character dipiction, dumb as a bucket of rocks, blundering her way through life. Her daughter wasn't the sharpest tool in the shed either, as she seemed self absorbed and weak of mind to not be aware of anything. many authors depict children as being simple so it didn't bother me as much as the the female lead being portrayed as stupid. she was straight out of a 1970s sit-com.

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False Step






📚HONEST REVIEW 📚

✔️This was one of the most straight forward novels I’ve read from this author.

✔️ I must say I’m used to more plot twists or a bit more of suspense in terms of a resolution. This time it was well paced but quite flat and predictable.

✔️ I loved how the main character talked to herself trying to give meaning and validation to her life and acts. How patterns are whether broken or repeated.

✔️It also presents and interesting view of marriages nowadays and what are we prepared to give up to keep our children safe.

🔐 What would you do to keep your children safe?

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intense

A spiderweb of lies and deceit, betrayal and cheating. it was a good story with a big lesson about clarity and perception, where everything you thought was good, it wasn't, and is already too late to changed it, leaving you empty and ashamed and it will definitely come back to destroyed everything you had build. I definitely recommend it.

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  • 08-03-20

predictable plot

I stuck with this to thread thinking that that plot just couldn't be so predictable that I'd guess it without trying from the start. Unfortunately it was...

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Average Thriller

Very predictable thriller however narration was excellent.
Full of unlikeable characters (not that I have a problem with that) and even I guessed the ‘twist’!