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False Step

Narrated by: Melissa Moran
Length: 8 hrs and 20 mins
4 out of 5 stars (2 ratings)

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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
  • 08-07-19

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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  • MDRE
  • 11-09-19

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
  • 24-08-19

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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  • J G
  • 03-07-19

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
  • 05-07-19

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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  • Utilisateur anonyme
  • 09-12-19

Great twists and turns

This was a suspenseful book that keep me on the edge of my seat wanting to listen to more.

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  • Trysh
  • 27-11-19

Such a drag!

I could have lived my entire life, never having listened to this book! It started out slow..... and remained that way until chapter 21. For me, it was predictable. It wasn't horrible, but I only finished it because I hate to leave books unfinished.

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  • Amanda Whipp
  • 11-11-19

Rating: 0. SKIP THIS BOOK.

This must be the first book I’ve ever had that is a negative return, because this book killed brain cells.

The characters were not realistic in the least. The mental gymnastics Victoria goes through is so incredulous that I laughed during most of it. I guessed the end within the first five chapters.

And she is SO VERY WHINY.

Between the constant droning inner monologue and the situational inconsistencies that no human being has ever acted out in the history of the world.

I know other reviews say the same. So skip this book. I’ve read/listen to over 150 books a year, and it’s the first book I’ve EVER given a zero rating.

A real shame, considering Jane Doe was excellent.

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  • M. Lewis
  • 14-10-19

Could have done without all the whining

The premise of the story was good but could have been better if the characters were stronger. Not one of the characters were likeable and I found myself just wanting to get the book over with cause I was sick of all of them. By the time it ended I was hoping none of them came out a “hero” cause not one of them deserved to. I think it could have been much better if the focus was on the kidnapping and not the continuous whining - especially from the wife.

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  • Kim Wyatt
  • 01-10-19

Tragic

I didn't like the feeling out left me with after listening each time but it sure sucks you in.