I received this book for free from Lake Union Publishing in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
False Step by Victoria Helen Stone
Published by Lake Union Publishing
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Mystery, Thriller/Suspense
Read in: May 2019
Reading Challenges: 2019 GoodReads
Source: Lake Union Publishing
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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. - via GoodReads
I’m a sucker for a good suspenseful story. False Step by Victoria Helen Stone seemed to fit the bill so I gave it a chance.
The biggest stumbling block that I had with False Step is that I didn’t particularly like and/or care about any of the characters. They could have easily been swapped out for anyone else and it wouldn’t have made much of a difference for me. In fact, I pretty much didn’t care for Veronica at all. She was pretty selfish.
What I didn’t like about the characters Stone made up for in writing and pacing. I honestly had a hard time putting this one down. False Step opened with a rescue of a missing boy and rode that momentum throughout. It never got boring and I was always needing to know what was going to happen next. Plot definitely drove this storyline for me.
I never once suspected who the villain behind it all was. That’s always a plus in my book. It definitely shows that we mostly see people either how we’re told to see them or how we want and/or need to see them.
False Step by Victoria Helen Stone was a quick read and I’ll definitely pick Stone up again.
Reading this book contributed to these challenges:
- 2019 GoodReads