Last year I read Stone’s JANE DOE and loved it! You can see the #allthebookreviews thoughts here.
Thanks to Lake Union Publishing and TLC Book Tours for the free copy in exchange for my honest review.
FALSE STEP – Victoria Helen Stone
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: 4/5 stars!
So last year I picked up Stone’s JANE DOE and loved it. Like many other reviewers have said about FALSE STEP, this is very different than JANE DOE, so please keep this in mind before picking it up! Don’t let that deter you though, because this is just as quick a read and one that will keep you sucked in until the end.
Denver, Colorado is reeling from the disappearance of Tanner Holcomb. One day, Johnny Bradley happens across the young boy out on a hiking trail far from his home in the mountains. Tanner is unharmed and shaken up, and just like that, Johnny becomes a household name. His family is feeling that pressures of the sudden spotlight and his wife, Veronica, is beginning to fear that some deep buried secrets might find their way to the surface. Naturally, she’s willing to do anything to keep that from happening.
Once again we are treated to Stone’s fluid storytelling and are introduced to some very life like characters. You feel their struggles in coping with their newly found fame and having their lives dissected. The relationship between Johnny and Veronica felt authentic and I love when the characters mimic people you could know. Overall, Stone has become a new autobuy author for me and at just about 300 pages, you’ll find yourself flying through this one.
About the Author:
Victoria Helen Stone, formerly writing as USA Today bestselling novelist Victoria Dahl, was born and raised in the flattest parts of the Midwest. Now that she’s escaped the plains of her youth, she writes dark suspense from an upstairs office high in the Wasatch Mountains of Utah. She enjoys summer trail hikes with her family almost as much as she enjoys staying inside during the winter. Since leaving the lighter side of fiction, she has written the critically acclaimed, bestselling novels Evelyn, After; Half Past; and Jane Doe. For more on the author and her work, visit http://www.VictoriaHelenStone.com and http://www.VictoriaDahl.com.
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