BOOK REVIEW: Verity by Colleen Hoover


Publication Date: December 10, 2018
Format: Paperback
Genre:  Romantic Suspense

Publisher: Independently Published
Buy: Kindle | Paperback


Lowen Ashleigh is a struggling writer on the brink of financial ruin. When Jeremy Crawford, husband of bestselling author Verity Crawford, asks Lowen to complete the remaining books in a contract his permanently injured wife is unable to fulfill, Lowen has no choice but to accept. Lowen arrives at the Crawford home with the intention of only staying one or two nights—long enough to sort through Verity’s chaotic home office to collect all the notes and outlines she’ll need to start writing the first novel. But the more time Lowen spends with Jeremy Crawford, the less of a hurry she is in to leave. While there, Lowen uncovers a hidden manuscript. An autobiography containing chilling admissions Verity planned to take to her grave, including the truth behind the events that turned their lives upside down. A truth that, if revealed to Jeremy, would further devastate the already grieving father. Lowen decides to keep the manuscript a secret, allowing Jeremy to continue to believe Verity is merely an innocent, unfortunate victim of circumstance. But as Lowen’s feelings for the devoted father and husband deepen, she wonders if keeping Jeremy in the dark is in her own best interest. After all, if Jeremy were to read his wife’s autobiography, the disturbing truth would make it impossible for him to continue to love her. 


I bought this book in paperback but it is free on Kindle unlimited 

This is a quick fast paced mystery romance.  This book is split between the present and reliving the past through Verity's Autobiography.  The book opens on very disturbingly graphic scene of a car accident which propels Jeremy and Lowen into the same orbit.  Lowen was on her way to a meeting with her publisher and Jeremy was on his way to meet with an author about taking over his wife, Verity's, very popular series.  

Jeremy has recently lost his twin daughters and his wife is in a catatonic state.  He is struggling to care for his young son, grieve his losses and take care of his wife.  When Lowen comes to stay at their home to go through Verity's office to find material for upcoming books is when things start to go weird.  

Lowen finds a very disturbing manuscript as well as seeing signs that Verity may not be as disabled as she appears. Lowen also finds the attraction between her and Jeremy growing.

This book creeped me in out in many places and I was absolutely disgusted and mesmerized by Verity's autobiography.  It was like watching that traffic accident that happened in the beginning you knew what was going to happen but you couldn't look away.  

The ending was not expected and left you with a feeling of unease.  I can see why this book is so popular.  Its not great literature but it is a fun ride

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