Book Review for FALSE STEP by Victoria Helen Stone
FALSE STEP by Victoria Helen Stone
Lake Union Publishing
☕ ☕ ☕ + 1/2
My Highly Caffeinated Thought: An intimate look at one woman’s relationships as she uncovers the truth.
FALSE STEP is one of those books which gradually builds on the suspense and tension through the interactions and connections of the characters involved. Stone carefully crafts a story to lead the reader into a maze of hidden secrets and duplicity.
I will be honest — this book, to me a minute to get into it. Though I loved the writing style and flow of the prose, it wasn’t until about halfway through that the suspense part of the book started to kick in. I can see the value in learning about Veronica, her husband, and everyone else in her world. This background information allows the reader to take what they know and watch as the players develop. Having this knowledge is key to the way the story unfolds.
All in all, this is a smart and calculating thriller with an intense concentration on human nature and what people are truly willing to do. Stone gives us family drama with a hint of suspense and I have to say…I don’t hate it.
Reviewer Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher and TLC Book Tours in exchange for an honest review.
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.
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.
Paperback: 280 pages
Publisher: Lake Union Publishing (July 1, 2019)
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