Verityby Published 07 Dec 2018
|Publisher||Hoover Ink, Inc.|
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.
the queen of butterflies, rainbow heartbeats and chocolately warm book hugs is writing a psychological thriller
you don't even understand how ready i am for this
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”What you read will taste so bad at times, you’ll want to spit it out, but you’ll swallow these words and they will become part of you, part of your gut, and you will hurt because of them.”
I am so excited to sit down and talk to about this book. Even if it feels like I am talking to myself or rather my laptop- I am excited. Colleen has found a way to capture an all new type of audience and I am so here for it!
For anybody (like myself) who has ever wanted to see Colleen Hoover branch out and create something so different from the types of books she typically writes (and for the fans of Too Late), Verity will be the best thing to appease your hunger.
I wasn't sure of how much I would like this, being an avid suspense/thriller reader myself, but the way Colleen captured not only Lowen but Verity, I was blown away. I wasn't sure how I would feel about her, reading about her through other people's POV but the way the book is structured - it worked. Especially for me. It made it all that much more fun.
Another fun part about this book was Colleen was able to steer away from her more dialogue driven novels, to something much more focused on plot and descriptiveness. Her descriptiveness of the setting is immaculate. I can FEEL the house they’re in. I can feel the eeriness and the complexity of the characters and the way they feel with the things going on. I can feel what all of these characters are feeling not from dialogue but from how well everything is described for us.
”You can’t look at someone the way he looked at me—with the entirety of your past—if you aren’t also imagining your future.”
Also, huge props to Colleen on making Verity evenly romantic and suspenseful. A lot of times, one trumps the other and I have a hard time liking what the author has done. But the balance was fantastic. I knew what was going to happen at times, both romantically and suspensefully, but I didn’t see the last few things coming and that for me was a game changer!
Verity is a character that we meet in a little different way then how we meet most characters. But the way Colleen wrote her was mesmerizing. She made her an unreliable narrator through a voice that I haven't experienced before. Verity was a villain. Whether it was because she wanted us to think she was or because she really was, in my eyes she was a villain.
”But when a person finds someone who makes all the negativity in their lives disappear, it’s hard not to want to feed off that person. I fed off Jeremy in order to keep my soul alive. It was starving and shriveled before I met him, but being in his presence nourished my wilted soul.”
Verity is unsettling. It's eerie, refreshing, and will have you question almost everything you read. But that's the best part about books such as these right? The constant second guessing. The constant wondering. The constant what ifs and constant thoughts of the story long as you close it. I hope Colleen branches out and does this every so often, because I think this was a refreshing read from her. One that I would be happy to read more of.
OMGODDDD!! Best day ever when you see an arc sitting on your kindle!! So freaking excited!
The #Queen of angst!!