by Colleen Hoover
Released: December 7 2018
Published by Self Published
“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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I’m a part time graphic designer (yes, everything you see on UTC has been done by me), run my husband's business from home and on a good day I’m a self appointed superwoman (she who can do it all).I love blogging with my girls and I couldn’t do it any other way!My first love is everything paranormal, but in the past few years I’ve re-learned to love contemporary romance.Every once in a while I like to mix things up with a historical romance, a steampunk or an LGBT book.Because I need variety to avoid book slumps.I don’t always need an HEA although I prefer one, and I love authors that can rip my heart out and make me ugly cry.