Friday, December 28, 2018

Review: Verity by Colleen Hoover

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, releasing December 18th.

Kindle Edition, 250 pages
Published December 7th 2018
by Hoover Ink, Inc.
****

Every once in a while a good mystery, suspenseful type thriller is in order. A few friends on Instagram posted about Verity and I dove right in. I managed to skim over the blurb and settled in.

This is my first time reading Colleen Hoover, I was drawn in right away with a scenario and prose that I liked. Slowly as both Lowen and Jeremy’s stories are revealed I couldn’t stop reading. They are sad, heartbreaking to say the least and one can’t help but feel compassion.

It’s a relatively quick read not just because of the size (approx 250 pages) but the adrenaline of trying to figure things out myself and getting to the end. Yea the end, it was a good one.

Colleen Hoover is known for her romance novels and that aspect comes through here with some explicit scenes (actually more than some), it’s not my thing and not always necessary in such great detail.  But all in all a story that kept me on my toes flipping through the pages.

I purchased the kindle ebook from Amazon, it’s free if you have kindle unlimited.

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