20190503_183312.jpgWelcome to my stop on the False Step blog tour sponsored by TLC Book Tours! Thanks to TLC for the invitation!

About the Book:

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.

My Thoughts:

Tanner Holcomb is a missing child. He’s been lost for days. Then the best thing happens. He’s found by Johnny Bradley on a hiking trail miles away from home. 

Johnny was a fitness trainer working hard to make ends meet and now is a hero on every news channel. Johnny’s wife, Veronica, is tiring of the spotlight, though. She’s also worried this focus will cause some secrets about their marriage to be unearthed. Veronica will do anything to keep that from happening. 

And then something occurs that causes Veronica to question everything she thought she knew, and it involves Tanner’s disappearance at its core. 

Edgy, smoothly-written, well-paced, gripping: I loved my first Victoria Helen Stone book! False Step was pure entertainment. You should know going in it centers on the mystery of the marriage between Johnny and Veronica. There is a big backstory there. 

I found the characters in False Step to be complex and fallible, which made them more relatable, even though I didn’t necessarily like them. I still cared about them because of their vulnerability. This is a brisk read, addictive, smart, and oh-so-dark! Grab this book when you are looking for a fun and wild ride! 

I received a complimentary copy. All opinions are my own. 

About the Author:

Victoria Helen Stone is the nom de plume for USA Today bestselling author Victoria Dahl. After publishing more than twenty-five novels, she has taken a turn toward the darker side of genre fiction. Born and educated in the Midwest, she finished her first manuscript just after college. In 2016, the American Library Association awarded her the prestigious Reading List Award for outstanding genre fiction. Having escaped the plains of her youth, she now resides with her family in a small town high in the Rocky Mountains, where she enjoys hiking, snowshoeing, and not skiing (too dangerous).

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Have you read False Step, or is it on your TBR? Happy Reading! ~ Jennifer THR