False Step

Narrated by: Melissa Moran
Length: 8 hrs and 20 mins
4 out of 5 stars (518 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

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

What listeners say about False Step

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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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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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Painful

I thought that I’d like this book because I listened to another one by the same author that I absolutely loved. However, this one was horrible and I don’t know why I didn’t return it. The main character was weak, whiny, and pathetic, and the plot was ridiculous. Don’t waste your money.

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Good book

New who really did it by the middle of the book but I hate not finishing a book.glad I did the ending was good.

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slow start

slow start and not as good as other Stone novel. later on the stort picks up.

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Tragic

I didn't like the feeling out left me with after listening each time but it sure sucks you in.

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Not bad

The voice actor did a solid job. The writing was good. There were a few things that could have made this a better book. But it wasn't a bad book.

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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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Slightly predictable...

Still not sure how the title of the book comes into play with the story line but still a decent read. The main character frustrated me with her ups/downs and double standards. Overall though she is telling a story that many women can relate too.

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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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  • Mari
  • 08-06-20

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’!