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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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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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Assumptions coupled with complacency...

Not my favorite from Stone... but also not as predictable as I expected. in my best facetious voice, "what can go wrong when you settle for the hot guy that got you pregnant too young?" The narrator didn't do it for me on this one...

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Finished in 1 day. Excellent!

I read this book in one day and enjoyed it the whole way through. The narrator was excellent, the story was intriguing, and overall it was a great mystery that unfolded. There are some adult scenes so reader beware. With that said, I would recommend this to anyone who loves a good mystery novel.

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Keeps you guessing

Things are never what they seem to be throughout this developing story. Lies, betrayal and greed are very dangerous. What you fear the truth might change are nothing compared to what reality can unveil. One can't ever predict what your tomorrow may bring.

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Predictable but

I liked the writing and it was engaging . Keeping this mostly for me to remember what I’ve listened to

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

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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’!