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.A Standalone Romantic Thriller From 1 New York Times Bestselling Author Colleen Hoover. Verity

International and 1 New York Times bestselling author of romance, YA, thriller and Women s Fiction And maybe a ghost story soon I don t like to be confined to one genre If you put me in a box, I ll claw my way out My social media username is colleenhoover pretty much everywhere except my email, which is colleenhooverbooks gmail.comFounder of

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  • 333 pages
  • Verity
  • Colleen Hoover
  • 04 November 2018

10 thoughts on “ Verity

  1. says:

    Me, rollerblading into my therapist s office with sunglasses and a pi a colada and dropping this book on the desk with a resounding thud Yo, we need to talk about this.Why read Verity when you can just pull out a Ouija board and summon a demon I m sure it ll have the same effect I finished this book feeling completely sapped of life, as if I ve been bleeding freely for the past few hours instead of simply reading I wish I could just shake my head to dissolve the memory of that ending, to disarrange it somehow My mind is still at war with itself, because, of all the things I d braced myself for, that was not it So, what s this book about Lowen Ashleigh is set free from the long tedium of her daily life when she s employed by Jeremy Crawford to ghostwrite the remaining books in a popular series his wife, Verity, is unable to finish due to an unfortunate accident Lowe acquiesces in the spirit of hope that this opportunity would help her acquire some small measure of celebrity that would be pure oxygen to the fire of her career But nothing prepares Lowe for the purity of dread that clamps down her like a vise when she stumbles upon Verity s autobiography Verity s secrets soon take up so much space in the house that there is barely any room left for Lowe s body Now she has to force what she s reading into what she knew of Verity, Jeremy, and their lives together She has to weave it in among what she expected.Sooner or later, the whole truth would spill, and this fraught waiting would come to an end with havoc, and screaming, and loss After all, this is a house full of Chronics The next tragedy is already long overdue I relish books that make me backtrack my own declarations of preference, the ones that catch me completely off guard, astonish me, keep me on my toes Verity is not at all what I expected, and I think it is all the better for it I d gone on in mystery, but not without speculation and a vast deal of skepticism I made the mistake of perceiving this book through the haze of my opinions on Hoover s early books, and it didn t look quite like I remembered I ve never been happier to be so astronomically wrong, because this book absolutely lives up to the buzz.Verity is a fiendishly clever, mind bending whirligig of a book It s a hall of mirrors where everything is a vacant reflection, including the people who live there Hoover lures and tricks and sets obstacles to drive you into her toils She wields her unreliable characters to stunning effect, confounding, disturbing and delighting in turn, and draws you into a world where illusion informs reality and time enfolds hauntingly Not only is nothing what it seems, it s not even what it seems after it s been revealed to be not what it seems I was entrapped in this story long before I even realized that the net has been cast.I love how wild the energy was in this book, barely controllable yet perfectly controlled Hoover drapes Lowe s unease and confusion over the reader by keeping us in the same disconcerting darkness Danger pulses all around Every page is very thin ice to skate on You can scarcely see the freshly hideous future taking shape ahead of you, yet you can feel it all the same I have a quirk of prudence in me that s hard to break and if I were Lowe, I d have gotten the hell out of that place I couldn t fathom how her fear couldn t properly kindle I d have been impressed if I weren t too distressed and I d have appreciated her courage if I weren t too preoccupied repeating a litany of GET OUT OF THERE in my head.And, oh my God, the ending It struck me backhanded Verity offers you no solidity of truth that you could hold in your hands Even as I was reading the last chapter, I was mining it for clues, trying to make sense of something so innately senseless Everything I ve read up until that point felt like a false memory, and I was left shaking my fist at the whole book for leaving me on such a hideous note as it did.In conclusion, stories like Verity, are the reason I m going to be one of those parents in their forties that make their kids go to sleep at 6 pm so they can drink scotch in the bath and have an existential crisis about that book they read back in 2018 wishlist blog twitter tumblr

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    Find what you love and let it kill you Charles BukowskiWoah, this was fuuuucked up It should really come with a warning do not start reading this at night if you want to sleep.For two reasons, actually One, it is so compulsively readable that it s almost impossible to put it down until you ve finished it And two, it is seriously creepy and disturbing Warnings for depictions of child abuse and some graphic violence.Perhaps this doesn t need to be said, but Verity is definitely not a regular Colleen Hoover romance There s a love story, and sex, but it is predominantly a creepy thriller And a mindfuck, if we re being honest Verity is mainly about three people struggling author Lowen Ashleigh, a man called Jeremy Crawford, and Jeremy s wife, Verity, who was recently left incapacitated by a car accident Verity is a successful writer, but she is no longer able to continue her bestselling series That s why Lowen is brought in to complete the remaining three books To do so, she stays at the couple s house so she can go through Verity s notes.But Lowen finds something else in Verity s office An unfinished autobiography As she reads, her fear grows Lowen begins to dig into dark truths about the family and the deaths of their twin daughters At the same time, she finds herself falling for Jeremy and wondering if perhaps she should reveal the truth to him.I don t want to say too much, but I thought it was excellent Hoover expertly leads us on a winding trail of lies and manipulation As the story is essentially Hoover an author writing about an author reading about another author, there s this constant sense that someone is lying to you but who is it Now, that s not so easy to tell I was good at spewing bullshit It s why I became a writer. This may seem like a bit of a backhanded compliment, but I think I enjoy Hoover s fucked up books so much because I usually find her regular romances kinda fucked up I like her books so much when she s writing about trauma and morally questionable characters than when she s trying to sell me a douche as a love interest.It s a clever book, and I don t simply mean because of its twists and turns It s clever because of the fear and uncertainty the author creates That all three authors create The aptly named Verity is a novel about fictions and truths, about authors and characters, and about how it can sometimes be hard to separate the two.I found it absolutely riveting.Blog Facebook Twitter Instagram Youtube

  3. says:

    Help me.

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    Bold Unrelenting All consuming Creepy Unputdownable.What I ve come to appreciate most about Colleen Hoover s work whether it s an emotionally charged love story or in this case, her first go at suspense is her penchant for pushing boundaries For telling the unexpected story It s got bad things in it Bad words, bad people, bad scenes Hoover preempted Verity s release with a warning of sorts although facetious and comical in delivery, it s something sensitive readers should take to heart This storyline is dark, and the lives of the characters that inhabit the pages are far from perfect so, don t kid yourself into thinking this is something it s not Verity is horrifying, maddening, and what the hell inducing, but it s also sustenance for that bibliophile looking to satisfy a craving for something different From chapter one, it s blatantly obvious this comes from an entirely different side of Hoover s psyche than her typical love stories Blood spatter accompanies the all consuming, addictive quality of her words Storytelling with the power to crawl inside of your mind, take over, and demand your undivided attention Lowen s life is literally in shambles her mom just passed, she s broke, on the brink of eviction and even though she s a talented author, the crippling anxiety involved with marketing herself to fans has made her work less than popular.It s the opportunity of a lifetime that uproots Lowen from the hustle and bustle of Manhattan to the quiet Vermont countryside Contracted by a publisher to ghostwrite the three remaining books in an uber popular series after the author was involved in an accident, Lowen has a ton of work ahead Research lands her in Verity Crawford s home office, looking for anything that might indicate the direction the author wanted to take the series Instead, she finds herself caught up in Verity s life Living in her home, sleeping in her bed, and spending time with Verity s husband, Jeremy, and their young son Inescapable is the grief and pain marring it all Most surprising was the level of creepiness Hoover managed to incite A level even some seasoned suspense writers fail to attain From someone who reads in the genre consistently and watches horror, it s quite the feat for me to feel this level of anxiety For my stomach to be twisted in knots, in anticipation of what s to come but, it happened.And that finale stunning I was so sure I d pinpointed exactly what was happening and why, but I was wrong So very wrong Hoover mentions in her Acknowledgements that this was an indie project she wanted to branch out and write on her own, which is commendable and exciting when you think about where her inner drive might take readers next While there s no denying her love stories are fierce, my hope is for suspense To be this taken with her first try, I can only imagine what that mind of hers might dream up next.

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    I ve pulled up this review and tried to make the words come for a couple of days now, but every time I try to write the words all that comes to mind is WTF Colleen Obviously we were warned going in that this one would but much different than her other novels, but she didn t tell us that it would be so compulsive and I wouldn t be able to live my life while reading it How dare she But seriously, this book was so delicious in a seriously twisted way, and I feel slightly guilty admitting that I loved Verity so much due to its dark and disturbing nature Find what you love and let it kill you Charles BukowskiThere s not really much you can say about the plot here, other than read it for yourself ya filthy animal you really should just go into it blind Obviously there are numerous content warnings, view spoiler child abuse, murder, murder of a child, attempted home abortion, adultery, descriptive fatal pedestrian accident, etc hide spoiler

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    I LOVED THIS BOOK Just posted my full booktalk on youtube polandbananasbooks I BLEW THROUGH IT IN TWO DAYS COULDN T PUT IT DOWN It s way up at the top of my coho favorites

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    Have you ever finished a book and thought WTF did I just read Verity is one of those books that will do that to you Word to the wise for CoHo fans this is not your typical book from Colleen Hoover It s amazingly written and it s a completely captivating read, but it s so different from anything she s ever put out before Some families are lucky enough to never experience a single tragedy But then there are those families that seem to have tragedies waiting on the back burner What can go wrong, goes wrong And then gets worse Verity is a complex story about an author who is ghost writing a series for Verity Crawford, an author who is injured in a way she can t write right now maybe ever Her husband, Jeremy, commissions Lowen to do this work Lowen goes to the Crawford s house to do some research but that house and that family is than she ever expected While searching through old paperwork pertaining to the series Verity has written, she finds a manuscript of a truly messed up autobiography that changes her life and the life of the Crawford family forever The word I would use to describe this book is disturbing I was seriously disturbed the whole time I read It wasn t too spooky for me, but it was thrilling and horrifying at times The writing was out of this world and the story messed with my mind I m not sure if I loved it, hated it, liked the characters or hated them It s a story that s not always likable, but dang it was good It was enthralling and made me think That ending messed with my mind so bad, I don t even know how to feel If you re a fan of psychological thrillers with romance thrown in and don t mind a book that s disturbing and thrilling because it s also brilliant, check out Verity I m glad I went outside the box with this one and read it

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    FIVE MIND BLOWING STARS This one is a killer So dark and disturbing I was not expecting to love this one so much Colleen Hoover writes romance books This one is a thriller I have seen authors go from romance to romantic suspense, but never have I seen an author go from Romance to a dark and disturbing crazy thriller She knocked this one out of the ball park This one just blew my mind I could not put this book down I read it while fixing dinner and eating my dinner I have never done this before There are so many jaw dropping moments All of the characters were done so well I could just vision them in my head I love her writing style This was one intense read Let me tell you this author writes so well OMG OMG OMG The ending was just perfect I loved that twist Wow I am not a romance fan but loved this thriller so much that I went to the library and did the unexpected I got her book, Without Merit Hoover just changed me into picking up a romance novel That s how good her writing is This book just tied with my favorite book for the year so far When this writer writes another thriller, I will be snatching this one off the shelves right away I strongly recommend this book to all thriller fans that love a disturbing and dark thriller I know I know I just get to overly excited when I love a book.I recommend this one to all thriller fans

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    Laughs hysterically What Three hours later and I m still laughing and head shaking at the mindfuck that was this story.

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    UNPOPULAR OPINIONThis is the second novel that I ve read by the author I m not really familiar with her writing or style, but I was seeing many 4 5 star ratings on this book and it was a thriller so that was enough to push me to give it a try There are many, many high reviews for the book so I m not here to dissuade anyone from reading it It just wasn t a good fit for me I read hundreds of thriller mysteries and love the genre.I ve read darker novels and enjoyed them, but this one gave me an uncomfortable feeling that it is hard to express Was it because it involved the characters children Maybe Was it the graphic sex scenes May have contributed Was it the improbable plot I don t usually have an issue with this if I m entertained I wasn t I can t explain without giving spoilers.Again, this novel didn t work for me If you decide to read it, you may enjoy it like so many others Just my opinion I wish I could unread it.

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