Genre: Thriller / Mystery / Suspense / Contemporary
Rating (Out of Five): 🌟🌟🌟🌟
Wow. Verity was definitely not what I imagined it would be. As this is not Colleen Hoover’s normal cup of tea, I was pleasantly surprised. It was wonderfully creepy and weird. The story involves a struggling author named Lowen who took a job as a ghost writer of a famous author named Verity because Lowen was a) emotionally and financially broke and b) had 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) stole the entire show as I think she would have wanted. She was a self obsessed and vain author who wrote her books in the antagonist’s point of view. As a mother, I could not believe the thoughts she had regarding her children. I was 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! It is an ending that will leave you thinking for a long time.
Lastly, kudos to Colleen for making the house where the majority of the story took place feel like its own version of Hill House with its description and all its “Chronics”. And kudos for naming the psychopath that is Verity the name Verity. Her name means a true principle of belief which is totally ironic as you will not know what to believe once you read the book!