BOOK REVIEW: Verity by Colleen Hoover

Title: Verity
Author: Colleen Hoover
Publication: December 7, 2018
Publisher:  Hoover Ink, Inc.
Genre: Romance, Suspence
Pages: 333

SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads)

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 what really happened the day her daughter died.

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.


If you found a hidden autobiography manuscript, would you read it?

Loewn has lost her mother and is about to be evicted from her apartment when her publisher calls her in for a meeting she cannot turn down. Asked to complete the series of the injured famous author, she is drawn to the author’s husband and unable to say no. When she travels to their family home to dig through the author’s office, she finds the author’s autobiography manuscript and begins to read.

I honestly don’t know where to start when it comes to writing my likes and dislikes with this book because it was a rollercoaster of emotion. While it was sick and twisted, I was unable to put it down and found myself listening to the audiobook any chance I got. There were times that I honestly felt I might need to vomit because of the disturbing content, and yet, this was one of the things that made me love it. Anytime a book can grip a reader in this way and make them feel a variety of emotions, the author has done an amazing job. Not only that, the book had constant movement with no boring downtime. It never felt forced. The pace was perfect.

The only negative would have been the disturbing content at times. It left my shocked and drained, asking myself “what did I just read?”

Would I read it again? Yes. Would I recommend it to others? Absolutely! If you enjoy thrillers or suspense novels, this book is absolutely perfect for you. It gets quite steamy at some points, reader be warned. Overall, I would give it 5 stars for the reasons mentioned above.


Pick up your copy of Verity by Colleen Hoover on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and check your local bookstore. Also make sure to add it to your To Reads list on Goodreads and leave feedback for the author when you are finished. You can check out more from author Colleen Hoover on her website HERE!

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