False Step by Victoria Helen Stone

Photo Credit: Lake Union Publishing

This book was sent to Traveling With T for review consideration.

False Step

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.


Traveling With T’s Thoughts:

This was some surprise bookmail and I was really excited to give it a try. I loved the cover!

What I liked:

The cover. I liked the look of the woman- kinda tense and worried. I liked the lettering and the colors!

The actual mystery part- I’m not saying I didn’t figure it out, but it was not bad. But it had potential to be so much better!


What I didn’t love:

This book is being billed as a thriller/mystery/suspense type book (and there is some of that!) but a lot of the book is focused on relationships: Veronica’s relationship with her father, Veronica’s daughters (I forget her name) relationship with her father- Johnny. It honestly gets to be a lot of rinse and repeat dialogue.

Everything can’t be all twists and turns and OMG- I did not see that coming reading- BUT I felt this book let some of that slide by to focus on the relationship aspect.

I can sum up much of that dialogue with this sentence: Veronica made bad choices.


Bottom line: For me this was just ok. It had potential, but the potential got mired down in talk of family relationships and how choices change the dynamics.


*This book was sent to Traveling With T for review consideration. All thoughts and opinions are my own. *


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Happy Reading and Bookishly Yours,

T @ Traveling With T

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