Verity- Colleen Hoover
Sexy. Twisted. Consuming.
From the #1 New York Times bestselling and award winning author Colleen Hoover comes “A standalone romantic thriller that is tragic, creepy, and brilliant!” -Mel Reader Reviews
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 graphic scenes and mature content, this book is recommended for readers 18+.
So, this is a long due review actually. When I first read the synopsis of this book, I was pretty amazed about the genre change by Colleen Hoover. Nevertheless, I’ve been reading this author for about 6 years now, so I’m sure whatever comes out of that brain of hers it’s going to be mega amazing.
This was the first book I read over the Christmas Holidays. To be exact I read it in one whole day. At first, I thought it might be a little depressing, especially for this time of the year and I wasn’t wrong. Just so you know, as the reader you encounter children dying and the grief that follows their parents.
We have naïve and quiet writer, Lowen Ashleigh that takes a job to finish off Verity Crawford’s successful series. Since Verity went through a car accident she’s in an almost vegetable state of mind so she can’t exactly finish it. Starting the process, Lowen finds an autobiography in Verity’s office and that’s when hell breaks loose. The way Lowen expresses how she can’t stop reading this hidden autobiography, surely portrays how we can’t stop reading either.
You see, both Jeremy and Verity Crawford lost their pair of twins individually in a very close time period. So, you would expect this so-called autobiography to be about grief and depression from a mother losing her two daughters. But this wasn’t what Lowen experienced. Verity was a very disturbed woman who got jealous of her daughters for the attention they got from her husband.
Although this is kind of a repulsive behavior I just couldn’t bring myself to stop reading it, I wanted to know more and more about Verity’s crooked point of view in life. I mean, to say I’m curious of how the author came to transform herself into this monster, it’s an understatement Yeah, I know, “monster” is a strong word to call a person or character in this case, but trust me that it surely applies.
I don’t want to keep throwing spoilers here, but definitely expect a plot twist and this book to become as addictive as a great thriller should be. I’m so congratulating Colleen Hoover on this SUPERB novel, she should keep pursuing alternative genres, since she can apparently master all of them!