False Step by Victoria Helen Stone [Book Review]

Book Review

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Title: False Step

Author: Victoria Helen Stone

Publisher: Lake Union

Publish Date: July 1, 2019

Genre: Psychological Thriller

Series: na

My Rating 4/5

False Step by 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.

False Step by Victoria Helen Stone


Veronica is suddenly in the spotlight when her husband, Johnny, finds a missing toddler. Johnny is enjoying being a hero and all the media attention, but Veronica is afraid her secrets may be revealed. When Veronica learns there was more to the toddler’s disappearance, she realizes her secrets are the least of her worries.

False Step is a combination of family drama and suspense. Veronica is unhappy with her life, primarily with her marriage. When Johnny is the local hero and in all the news, Veronica feels even more overwhelmed. Add in the mystery surrounding the toddler’s disappearance, and Veronica life is completely turned upside down.

False Step is a fast-paced and entertaining domestic suspense. This is a fairly predictable story, especially for avid readers of thrillers. Still, I found it to be an enjoyable summer read. Dark, fun, and compelling.

Books in the Jane Doe series:

  1. Jane Doe
  2. Problem Child

Other Books by Victoria Helen Stone:

  1. Evelyn, After
  2. Half Past
  3. False Step
  4. The Last One Home
  5. At the Quiet Edge
  6. The Hook

4 thoughts on “False Step by Victoria Helen Stone [Book Review]

  1. This was my Amazon First Reads pick this month too! I haven’t gotten around to reading it yet though!

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