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“In this marriage of secrets and lies, nothing is what it seems.”
‘False Step’
Victoria Helen Stone
Teaser Tuesday

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I really do think that I know how this one is going to end, and have done since almost the very first page!

However, I am beginning to come to the conclusion that my theory is all just a little too convenient!

There have been one or two curved balls been thrown into the mix so far, which have changed certain assumptions I had made, and I don’t think I am quite done with all the surprises just yet!

This is a meme for all you page surfers out there!

Cover image of the book 'False Step' by author Victoria Helen Stone



This time the police came right to the front door. Veronica’s nerves sizzled mildly as Detective Reed explained the reason for the visit, but it wasn’t true fear this time. Of course they needed to question Johnny. Everything had changed, and they’d need to follow up on what they’d learned from the Holcombs.

Veronica was only a little surprised that they wanted to question her again as well, but they were covering all their bases. Perfectly logical in the midst of a kidnapping case.

In fact, she and Johnny had been discussing it before the police had knocked. He’d brushed his teeth and dressed early after Veronica had pointed out the cops would probably want to speak again soon.

Thank God Trish had already dropped by to pick up Sydney. She spent time with her aunties most Saturdays and they spoiled her rotten, so she didn’t even mind waking up early and being ready to go at 9am.

Johnny left the house to follow a male detective to the station, and Detective Reed stayed behind to sit at Veronica’s kitchen table.

Did they do that on purpose? Have Veronica sit with another woman in the comfort of her own home while sending Johnny off with a man in a show of authority? Not a bad plan, but if they’d asked, she would have advised them to have Johnny speak to a woman as well. He liked to impress them. Liked to be pleasing.

Cover image of the book 'False Step' by author Victoria Helen Stone

If you still need to know more, check out those opening lines here

Just to help you get all those lines into some context – here is the book’s premise…

Image of author Victoria Helen Stone


Cover image of the book 'False Step' by author Victoria Helen StoneStay 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.

The mem host image for Teaser Tuesday, updated December 2016 'The Purple Booker'

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by Ambrosia at ‘The Purple Booker‘. Each week she shares her own teaser lines and invites other bloggers to do the same. So if you have a few moments, why not stop by and see what’s on offer this time, after all, you never know where that next great read is going to come from!


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I can’t remember a time, even as a child, when I haven’t been passionate about books and reading.
I began blogging, when I realised just how many other people out there shared my passion for the written word and I have been continually amazed at the wealth of books that are available and the amount of great new friends I have made, from literally 'The Four Corners Of The World'.

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