Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Review: False Step by Victoria Helen Stone

False Step
by Victoria Helen Stone

Publisher: Lake Union Publishing
Pages: 280
Format: book
Buy the Book: Amazon

Goodreads:  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.

Kritters Thoughts:  Johnny and Veronica have been mostly happily married for a few years, but there are definitely secrets within this marriage.  Those secrets and others get exposed when Johnny becomes a local hero by finding a lost boy while on a hike and this event will change their lives forever.  

This book is less about the kidnapping and more about the after affects of a couple becoming somewhat famous.  I really had to stop and think about how I would personally react and also how my life could change around me if this happened to me. The likelihood of this actually happening is rare, but really made me stop and think about what reactions I would have.

The book takes an interesting twist and I will of course keep that to myself and it was just ok for me.  I was just on the fence about where it ended up going, it was just a pair of shruggie shoulders.  

I would read this author again, but would definitely make sure that I was into the plot.  

Rating: enjoyable, but didn't leave me wanting more

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received one copy of this book free of charge from Little Bird Publicity.  I was not required to write a positive review in exchange for receipt of the book; rather, the opinions expressed in this review are my own.

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