Contemporary,  Thrillers

VERITY – Colleen Hoover

5/5 Stars

“The world was her manuscript. No surface was safe.”

Verity by best selling author, Colleen Hoover, follows Lowen Ashleigh, a struggling writer living in New York. Lowen is on the run from her past, and while in New York, she’s approached by the husband of the best selling novelist, Verity Crawford who was recently injured. Crawford’s husband, Jeremy, hires Lowen to finish writing the remaining novels in Verity’s successful book series.

While working in Verity’s office in the Crawford’s home, Lowen discovers a hidden manuscript written based on Verity’s life with Jeremy and their children. In explicit detail, Lowen learns dark and tragic secrets that, if anyone found out she knew, could be detrimental to her growing relationship with Jeremy and, even more so, to her safety.

In this phenomenal thriller novel, Colleen Hoover has really outdone herself. As a longtime fan, I was so excited to read Verity, but when I finally sat down to read it, I didn’t put it down until I was finished. It was the kind of book that kept you on the edge of your seat. It was borderline terrifying yet romantic at the same time.

Each character was so unique in their mindset. The diction was so detailed, haunting, elegant… perfect. It was perfect. The end of Verity took my breath away. I didn’t anticipate the ending at all. It was, slightly, a traumatic experience, but in the best kind of way. Did I sleep for a week after reading it? Absolutely not. Do I still recommend it to my friends and family on a daily basis months after reading? Absolutely, I do.

As much as I love reading love stories by Hoover, Verity definitely stole the spot for my number one favorite book of hers–in general, actually.

If you like Tarryn Fisher, who this book is actually dedicated to, you would definitely like this book. Looking forward to reading more Hoover books in the upcoming year.

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