Verity by Colleen Hoover
Paperback, 336 pages
Published October 26th 2021 by Grand Central Publishing
Genre: Mystery Thriller
Taken 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.
My Thoughts: If I was not a HUGE Colleen Hoover fan before reading Verity I am now. This book had so many twists, turns, ups and downs that my head was spinning. I craved this book, I could not stop reading, I needed to read more of this book. When I read the last page I could not wait to talk about it, luckily my book club is reading this right now and we meet soon.
Lowen, an unknown author, gets the chance of a lifetime. As she stepped into this role she read things she could not unread, she saw things she never wanted to see, and she learned things that made her question everything. I questioned everything I read and still went back for more.
Verity is a phenomenal thriller, published in 2021 but I read in 2022, it will be on my best of 2022 list. If anyone ever asks me what they should read this will be one of the first books that I recommend.
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About Colleen Hoover: (Taken from her website) Colleen Hoover is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of twenty two novels and novellas. Hoover’s novels fall into the New Adult and Young Adult contemporary romance categories, as well as psychological thriller.
Colleen Hoover is published by Montlake Romance, Grand Central Publishing and Atria Books. Colleen also has several indie titles, including Heart Bones.
In 2015, Colleen’s novel CONFESS won the Goodreads Choice Award for Best Romance. That was followed up in 2016 with her latest title, It Ends With Us, also winning the Choice Award for Best Romance. In 2017, her title WITHOUT MERIT won best romance.
Her novel CONFESS has been filmed as a series by Awestruck and is available on Prime Video via Amazon and iTunes. Katie Leclerc and Ryan Cooper star in the series.
Colleen founded The Bookworm Box, a charity subscription service and bookstore, with her family in 2015. The Bookworm Box is a subscription service that provides readers with an exciting opportunity to receive signed novels in the mail each month from authors all over the world. All profits from the subscription service are donated to various charities each month. To date, The Bookworm Box has donated over $1,000,000 to help those in need.