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Book Review: Verity by Colleen Hoover

I knew when I first saw this plastered all over social media, I just had to read it, and OMG … I was not disappointed!

Verity by Colleen Hoover

Genre: Fiction, Thriller & Mysteryο»Ώ

BUG Rating: 5/5

Overall: Unsettling doesn’t even begin to describe this book. It is totally disturbing, twisted, and terrifying… I won’t forget this for a very long time!

Selfish moments. You deserve to live a life where you have moments that have nothing to do with her and everything to do with you and what you want.

Plot:

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 nightsβ€”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. A chilling romantic thriller from #1 New York Times bestselling author Colleen Hoover.


I don’t know where to begin with this one… I won’t rehash any of the storyline as the plot summary above really covers it all. 

What it doesn’t cover though … is how deeply disturbing this story really is. It’s frightening – how someone could be so evil. Is this really how the mind of a psychopath works?

Colleen has done a (worryingly ??) fantastic job at nailing the point of view of a really twisted individual. It’s scary how real these thoughts and feelings actually feel to the reader!

I really couldn’t put this book down, it’s a total page turner, and when I did have to put it down for sleep (because I had to go to work the following day!) … I found myself unable to sleep. It was so suspenseful, it played on my mind – as I tried to make sense of what was really happening. 

The characters of Verity, Jeremy and Lowen were all amazingly crafted and I loved them all – in different ways, obviously! 

I haven’t read anything else by Colleen yet, but definitely will be. I do believe this is slightly different from her usual style though, so be prepared. However, it’s a highly addictive read and really recommend it to anyone who wants to be kept awake at night and have their mind completely blown by pure evil!

I am crowning this early as my Top Pick of the Month!


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Another Reese’ Bookclub β˜€οΈ pick that did not disappoint! This book literally had me gripped from the first sentence (πŸ‘†πŸ»).
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    • I read this as part of a buddy read with @theladyscrime at the weekend which was such fun. I absolutely LOVE buddy reads πŸ–€
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I was actually reluctant to pick this one up – mainly because there had just been SO much hype around it and there’s been a couple of super hyped booked lately that I didn’t think were all that! But … I did thoroughly enjoy this – Tense, gripping and fast-paced would be an understatement! 😬😬
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πŸ—£ Full review and buddy discussion is up on the blog now. Link in bio!
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- Last Time I Lied by Riley Sager: Page Turner, Creepy & Twisty 😬 4/5
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I can’t say any more without totally spoiling it. It’s like no other story. It’s magical, it’s thought- provoking, it’s sad, it’s about memories that make and define us. And it left me feeling somewhat heavy hearted. It’s a book I won’t forget for a long, long time.
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