Book Review: Verity by Colleen Hoover


Title – Verity

Author – Colleen Hoover 

Publication – December 7th, 2018.

Publisher – Hoover Ink, Inc.

Genre – Contemporary Romantic Suspense Thriller

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.

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Book Review

You should know the M.O. by now. I go into any CoHo book blind, don’t care what the blurb is, I don’t care about anything but the fact that CoHo wrote it, so instant buy. I trust her like that.

Basically, I just could not go a year without reading a CoHo book, I mean All Your Perfects is there and on my physical shelf, but for some odd reason I just can’t get into the story, my headspace doesn’t want to divulge into the drama that I already sighted.

I kept saying what the fuck am I reading while reading Verity! and I was like uhm this book is creepy as fuck and then Verity is such a terrible terrible human, but I mean she definitely has a mental disorder, cause Verity is insane, don’t even let me start talking about the end of the book, with how open-ended it was, but I know that was the effect CoHo was aiming for, I even expected it.

I can’t remember what it was I read, like a sneak peek some months ago on CoHo’s Instagram page and I was captivated because it instantly destroyed me. But in all honesty, this book was great and also just there, and I’ll just say it’s her first psychological thriller that’s why it didn’t 100% blow me away.

The main characters in this book Lowen, Jeremy and Verity are all deranged. They are the sanest insane characters I’ve ever had the cause to come across. I just laughed really loud as I typed that and I’m still giggling now as I type this.

And then there’s Crew he’s so creepy and innocent, it’s such a mindfuck.

The story of Verity is extremely captivating because all you want to know is what happens next. I wasn’t a fan of the romance in the book, it was just out of place and off, like too damn predictable and it just gave me the creeps, yes the romance gave me the creeps and the last chapters of this damn book just had me like WHAT THE EVER FUCK! and I think I’m broken because I can’t stop laughing when I think about it.

I love the mad twists, don’t know how Colleen keeps writing such twists and they flow so well, and go in-line with the story. CoHo is just an amazing writer period.


Lara Kareem


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