By: Colleen Hoover
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.
A standalone romantic thriller from #1 New York Times bestselling author Colleen Hoover.
Genre: Romantic Thriller
Rating: 🌟🌟🌟🌟 🌟
Wow. Verity is definitely not what I imagined it would be. As this is not Colleen Hoover’s normal cup of tea, I am pleasantly surprised. It is wonderfully creepy and weird.
Verity involves a struggling author named Lowen who took a job as a ghost writer of a famous author named Verity because Lowen is a) emotionally and financially broke and b) has a major crush on Verity’s husband, Jeremy of whom she had just met in an extremely unfortunate way.
Verity (the character, not the book) steals the entire show as I think she would have wanted. She is a self obsessed and vain author who writes her books in the antagonist’s point of view.
As a mother, I could not believe the thoughts she has regarding her children. I am disgusted.
As a wife, I could not believe I found myself routing for the wrong side of the Lowen/Jeremy/Verity love triangle.
Oh and the ending! My god the ending! This ending that will leave you thinking for a very long time.
Kudos to you, Colleen Hoover, for making the house where the majority of the story took place feel like its own version of Hill House with its eerie description and all its “Chronics”. And kudos for naming the psychopath that is Verity. Verity means a true principle of belief which is totally ironic as you will not know what to believe once you read the book!