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False Step

Narrated by: Melissa Moran
Length: 8 hrs and 20 mins

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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

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  • Daisy
  • 08-07-2019

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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  • J G
  • 03-07-2019

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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  • Amazon Customer
  • 05-07-2019

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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  • Amazon Customer
  • 14-09-2019

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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  • MDRE
  • 11-09-2019

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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  • Amazon Customer
  • 24-08-2019

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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  • Gbabycakes
  • 15-08-2019

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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  • DianaKayWhite
  • 13-08-2019

Too much drama with Veronica

Veronica was annoying in that she made whining her sole character. She seemed about thirteen years old

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  • Doris Wright
  • 12-08-2019

Surprisingly complex keeps you constantly thinking

I was completely surprised by the ending. This book was well-written. I especially liked the way the author pulled you into the story; also the perspective that the author took to narrate the story from Veronica and how realistic a portrayal it was. Not everyone is perfect and everyone certainly has their own faults to deal with and stuff they do not want people to see.I didn't read much of the description of this book before reading the book itself so I didn't know what to expect. This story kept me captivated and had a few turns along the way that also kept me wondering. I enjoyed this listen and recommend it.

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  • Mz Toya
  • 12-08-2019

Grabs your attention and doesn't let go

I thoroughly enjoyed this book even while resenting Veronica for doing stupid things. There are lots of twists and turns that keep you engaged until the very end.