Verity

Verity by Colleen Hoover is an adult romantic thriller with a few twists and turns.

Lowen Ashleigh is a struggling writer. She’s published a few books but flies under the radar, just the way she likes it. When her mother dies after a long illness, Lowen finds herself in financial trouble. But she may just have a way out when the chance of a lifetime finds here.

Jeremy Crawford, husband of bestselling author Verity Crawford, hires Lowen to finish writing his wife’s series when she has an accident and can no longer write. Hesitantly, Lowen accepts the job and travels to the Crawford’s home to go through Verity’s study in the hopes of getting in the authors head.

But she does more than get a glimpse of the woman Verity used to be, she finds a spine-chilling autobiography the woman wrote before her accident. Inside are horrible, psychopathic details of a woman who looked perfect on the outside but was a monster within.

As Lowen’s feelings for Jeremy grow, she becomes torn about what to do with the manuscript. She doesn’t want to hurt Jeremy but something isn’t right and Lowen needs to know the truth.

This was one book I could not put down. I had so many theory’s about what was happening and I was truly surprised by the ending. This book didn’t keep me up at night but there were several chill-factor moments where I found the tension building in my chest. Always a plus for this kind of book.

One of the things I did find disappointing was Lowen’s sleepwalking. I really thought the author could have done something more with this. It almost wasn’t even needed for the story. **Spoiler–don’t read the next sentence** Honestly, I wanted Lowen to subconsciously be the one writing the manuscript during her sleepwalking episodes. It just felt like a missed opportunity to me.

Overall, I thought this was a really good, fast-paced read. It gets 4 stars from me.

That’s all for now!

-M-

Author: MarandaLee

Children's Librarian. Connoisseur of all things bookish.

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