by Colleen Hoover
Publication Date: October 26, 2021
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Hardcover: 336 pages
Lowen Ashleigh is a struggling writer on the brink of financial ruin when she accepts the job offer of a lifetime. Jeremy Crawford, husband of bestselling author Verity Crawford, has hired Lowen to complete the remaining books in a successful series his injured wife is unable to finish.
Lowen arrives at the Crawford home, ready to sort through years of Verity’s notes and outlines, hoping to find enough material to get her started. What Lowen doesn’t expect to uncover in the chaotic office is an unfinished autobiography Verity never intended for anyone to read. Page after page of bone-chilling admissions, including Verity’s recollection of the night their family was forever altered.
Lowen decides to keep the manuscript hidden from Jeremy, knowing its contents would devastate the already grieving father. But as Lowen’s feelings for Jeremy begin to intensify, she recognizes all the ways she could benefit if he were to read his wife’s words. After all, no matter how devoted Jeremy is to his injured wife, a truth this horrifying would make it impossible for him to continue to love her.
Due to extremely mature content, this book is recommended for readers 18+. Sensitive topics that may be triggering to some readers include graphic death/murder, child abuse, graphic sex.
When struggling writer Lowen Ashleigh is offered the job of a lifetime, she can’t believe her luck. Verity Crawford, the famous author of a successful series, has been injured in a car accident and cannot finish the remaining books. Lowen is tasked with sorting through Verity’s notes and outlines, hoping to find enough material to complete the series. But what she uncovers in Verity’s chaotic office is an unpublished autobiography of Verity with bone-chilling admissions that Verity never intended for anyone to read.
As Lowen battles her own moral dilemmas, she finds herself drawn to Verity’s handsome husband, Jeremy. But as she delves deeper into the manuscript, she realizes the extent to which Verity’s words could devastate Jeremy. Torn between loyalty and self-preservation, Lowen must decide how far she will go to keep such terrible things hidden.
Colleen Hoover’s Verity is a gripping psychological thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seat until the very end. The characters are complex and intriguing, and the plot is full of unexpected twists and turns. With an unreliable narrator and a complicated relationship between the main characters, this novel will have you questioning everything you thought you knew about morality and the blurred line between truth and fiction.
As Lowen delves deeper into Verity’s work, she starts to uncover dark secrets that could destroy Verity’s reputation and legacy. But as she continues to unearth the truth, she also starts to question her own moral compass and whether she is doing the right thing by keeping Verity’s secrets buried.
One of the most intriguing aspects of this novel is how it explores the fine line between love and obsession. Jeremy’s love for his injured wife is unwavering, but as Lowen spends more time with him, she starts to realize that there may be more to their relationship than meets the eye. And as Verity’s own past is revealed, it becomes clear that her love for her husband may have been just as obsessive.
Colleen Hoover’s writing is masterful, creating a unique and compelling story. The intricate plot twists and turns keep the reader engaged until the very end, and the character development is exceptional. Verity’s unfinished autobiography adds another layer of intrigue to the story, as readers are left wondering how much of it is true and how much is fiction.
In conclusion, Verity by Colleen Hoover is a must-read for fans of psychological thrillers and love stories alike. It’s a wild ride that will leave you questioning everything and everyone until the final twists. So buckle up and get ready for a thrilling journey into the mind of Verity Crawford. You won’t regret it.
“Sublimely creepy with a true Hoover pulse.” -Tarryn Fisher, New York Times bestselling author.
“This isn’t a book, it’s a visceral experience.” -B.B. Easton, bestselling author