Review: Verity by Colleen Hoover

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Review: Verity by Colleen Hoover
Verity

4 Stars


Book Info

Released: December 7 2018
Genre: Thriller
Published by Self Published
Format: eBook
 

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“VERITY was a thrilling and exciting ride.  It’s dark and horrific at times but I couldn’t look away.”
~ Under the Covers

I knew I wanted to read this as soon as I saw it was announced.  It’s interesting when an author explores writing something that is completely different from what we are used to seeing from them.  And it also helps that I love reading thrillers as well.  Keep in mind if you are here for the romance, although there is one in this book, it’s definitely darker and grittier and I don’t think it’s really intended to be “romantic”.

That being said… This book reminded me of THE GHOSTWRITER by Alessandra Torre a lot.  There’s a deep, dark secret that Verity Crawford has been hiding.  She’s been in a serious accident and her publisher hired author Lowen Ashleigh to finish writing the 3 books left in Verity’s hugely popular series.  But when Lowen moves into the Crawford home to go through series notes she discovers some sinister secrets about Verity and her family life.  And she can’t help but feel an undeniable attraction to Verity’s husband, Jeremy.

The great thing about this is that the whole book seemed pretty straight forward.  I mean, awful in some parts, but straight forward.  It had some creepy, nail biting moments but I didn’t feel the need to solve the mystery at any point.  I thought I had it figured out.  I should’ve known better and kept my mind engaged in gathering clues if there were any.  Credit to the author for making me so wrapped up in the story that first off, I didn’t want to put it down and second, I just experienced it as we got it.

The shocker will come at the very end of the story and yes, I didn’t see it coming.  Also, I think that’s the morally grey point of the book.  Where you question the characters actions and think back on the what’s right and what’s wrong.  There is an HEA but it may feel like a questionable one for people that fall on one side of that moral spectrum than others.

Nevertheless, VERITY was a thrilling and exciting ride.  It’s dark and horrific at times but I couldn’t look away.  I really hope that Ms. Hoover writes more in this genre because I’m definitely here for that side of her.

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About Colleen Hoover

Colleen Hoover is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of fourteen novels and five novellas. Hoover’s novels fall into the New Adult and Young Adult contemporary romance categories.

Hoover published her first novel, Slammed, in January 2012. It debuted at #5 on the New York Times. Since then, all her eligible works have become New York Times best sellers.

Colleen Hoover is published by Atria Books, a division of Simon & Schuster. Colleen also has several self-published titles.

In 2013, Colleen’s third novel, Hopeless, was the first self-published novel to reach #1 on The New York Times, where it remained for several weeks. Hopeless went on to become one of the top 20 bestselling ebooks of 2013.

In 2015, Colleen’s novel CONFESS won the Goodreads Choice Award for Best Romance. That was followed up in 2016 with her latest title, It Ends With Us, also winning the Choice Award for Best Romance. In 2017, her title WITHOUT MERIT won best romance.

Her novel CONFESS has been filmed as a series by Awestruck and is available on Go90.com. Katie Leclerc and Ryan Cooper star in the series.

Colleen founded The Bookworm Box, a charity subscription service and bookstore, with her family in 2015. The Bookworm Box is a subscription service that provides readers with an exciting opportunity to receive signed novels in the mail each month from authors all over the world. All profits from the subscription service are donated to various charities each month. To date, The Bookworm Box has donated over $1,000,000 to help those in need.

Colleen’s next release is All Your Perfects, a contemporary romance novel due to release through Atria Books in July, 2018

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Elizabeth

This sounds awesome! However, I will probably be one of those moral spectrum people.

Timitra

Looking forward to reading it, thanks for sharing your thoughts on it Francesca

Kathy Valentine

Fabulous review Francesca!!! I’ve heard nothing but good reviews on this book!!Shared on all my socials!!

Amy R

Thanks for the review, I’m not a fan of thrillers but I am planning on reading this because of the author.

Darynda Jones

Interesting review! Now I’m even more curious about this book. LOL. Thanks!