veritycoverQuick fire review

5 out of 5 stars

**Warning: minor fangirl spoilers**


Colleen Hoover is just a fucking literary Queen and I will fight anyone who says otherwise. I loved this book so much and was completely consumed by the eerie AF, edge of your seat thrill ride that is Verity.




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.



So this would’ve been a one-sit read for me if you know, sleep didn’t need to happen, but I was so completely consumed by the eerie AF mystery surrounding Verity and I loved going on this journey with Lowen (great name btw).

The story follows Lowen, a writer who is commissioned to co-author the remaining books in a series by popular writer Verity after she has been in a serious accident. With an eviction notice, no money and little movement in her own career, what does she have to lose?

Cue an edge of your seat thrill ride.

Before long, Lowen finds herself living in Verity’s home, sharing longing looks with her husband and diving deep into their sex life thanks to a very detailed and disturbing autobiographical manuscript found in her office.

“If there’s one thing I know that Jeremy doesn’t…it’s that he doesn’t know Verity at all”

Everything about this situation had me yelling ‘run girl, run’ but you know, plot and all that jazz. With every page I felt a closer connection to Low, caring about her wellbeing feeding into her paranoia and suspicions. She’s probably one of the most reliable thriller narrators I’ve been led by in a long time and it’s part of what made me enjoy this all the more – I was uncovering information alongside her.

It’s basically the makings of a perfect thriller and I am still living for it.

It won’t come as a surprise that this is an absolute page turner.

Every chapter is just as good as the last and my heart was racing with anticipation as every deceptive, manipulative and heartbreaking moment came to light. I loved the random jumps to chapters from Verity’s manuscript that detailed her relationship with hubby Jeremy and their kids and felt like it was such a genius way to not only inflict some paranoia on our girl Low but also on the readers.

With an ending that has given me all the feels and a twisted romance that only Hoover could so brilliantly string together, I can’t recommend enough that you buy into the hype and give this book a read.

Have you read it? Will you read it? Read it!

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