I had posted a review on It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover that I was back to reading her books and everyone said read Verity and I was like okay, I’ll give it a try since I absolutely loved It Ends With Us and devoured it in one day.
While at work rounding up for the day I decided to listen to a podcast. I had saved the Colleen Hoover podcasts episode: Colleen Hoover: Impostor Syndrome Off The Vine with Kaitlyn Bristowe. Kaitlyn Was talking about Verity so I decided to preview the book then read it when I got home.
Podcast forgotten about, I ended up reading the book till closing time and the whole way home and at home till I finished the book. I was so shocked and spooked too I was literally discussing the book with my siblings the whole reading experience. And that ending….Colleen, was that so necessary ???? This sparked a two-day debate. Sighs.
Wow!!! This was such a disturbing book but in a good way.
Well, this is to say I loved the book. There are some parts that weren’t so perfect and all, also the fact that I didn’t like any of the characters they were all so terrible. But the story was just so good I do not care about all those aspects.
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.
You really should stop reading now if you haven’t read the book and don’t want to get spoiled.
Verity was such an unexpectedly interesting read for me. I read that it is best to go into reading Colleen’s book not knowing what goes on in the books. And it was so unexpected, was expecting a romance book but after a few chapters, I was intrigued.
I loved the manuscript. I really was going to throw my tablet across the room while reading it. The manuscript left my mouth wide open a couple of times. I had to explain what I had just read to myself to be able to digest that information.
Verity was such a villain in her manuscripts it almost made me wish I could read the book series mentioned in the book. I knew she was faking it though because hmmm Verity was moving around and things just didn’t make sense.
Look if I were Lowen. I’d have been out of there the moment things didn’t seem right. But the honest truth was Lowen just wasn’t focused. She wasn’t focused.
The only part I related with her was reading the manuscript. I like not knowing things but I wouldn’t have been able to help myself after reading the acknowledgement. Sometimes I found myself saying okay Lowen, it’s time to go back to the manuscript now.
This story was so easy to read in the way it was written, absorption was hard though because the things that Verity wrote sighs They seemed hard to just get through however It made the book interesting. Verity isn’t something I would usually read but it was such a complex story and some of the things in it were just disturbing. Wow all the characters, every single one of them was such a terrible character that I loved to hate.
Lowen: very unfocused from the beginning. Arrrrgh his wife is still alive and you were messing around Plus eating that letter at the end. WHAT ???
Verity wow such a terrible person still controlling the narrative from the grave. I believed the last letter was a lie anyway. I DON’T believe you, Verity.
Jeremy was such a mad man for what he did at the end and wow he was supposed to be the one good character but letter or no letter, either way, he was such a terrible character too.
Wow, such a beautiful assemble of terrible characters in a disturbing and spooky book that i loved loved to hate so much.
I am now going to catch up on the Colleen Hoover books starting with the Never Never series which I hated the first time. Fingers crossed. You can share recommendations in the comments.