Review | FALSE STEP by Victoria Helen Stone

FALSE STEP by Victoria Helen Stone
Genre: Domestic Thriller | Women’s Fiction
Published by Lake Union Publishing
Publication Date: July 1, 2019
Pages: 278
Review Copy From: Lake Union Publishing via NetGalley
Edition: eBook
My Rating: 3

Synopsis (via GR)

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.

My Thoughts

A 3 year old boy, Tanner Holcomb a member of a very influential family, has gone missing for 4 days and the community has been looking for him.

Johnny Bradley, while hiking with his dog, comes upon the little boy and becomes an instant hero. His wife, Veronica, doesn’t like the new media attention since she has a secret that can’t come to light. Veronica then finds her husband’s secret second phone and money hidden in the basement. Was it fate that Johnny found the boy or was there something more nefarious going on?

Both Johnny and Veronica have secrets that can explode their life as they know it and their daughter Sydney, will be devastated.

The story was constant throughout the book which allowed me to finish the book. The descriptive writing flowed. However, I didn’t feel that it was a 4 or 5 star page-turner. I did figure out the who and why early in the story.

For me, this book was just a 3 star read. This was the first time I read anything by this author, however, it wouldn’t stop me from picking up another book by her.

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    8 thoughts on “Review | FALSE STEP by Victoria Helen Stone

    1. I am eager to read this book. Great review. This has had mixed reviews in the blogging world.
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