Verity, by Colleen Hoover is the book of the month. Lowen is the book’s protagonist a self described recluse with questionable past behavior. 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. All three main characters cast doubt on the story’s veracity and constantly leave you questioning their unreliable narration and suspect actions.
A chilling romantic thriller from #1 New York Times bestselling author Colleen Hoover.
This book was an unexpected present from my loveliest friend and co-founder of this website. Since psychotic thrillers are my thing, I was eager. It was a compulsive and repulsive read. I was equally drawn to the disturbing, page-turning thriller, and was also fighting hard against slamming the book because it was way too creepy. My overactive imagination was firing on all engines coming up with solutions, and scenarios and just second-guessing each character’s motive, actions, and what the outcome of the book might end up being.
The author creates a genuine monster in the journal pages of the eponymous character. I dreaded reading what she was going to do next but could not put the book down. What can I say, I loved it.
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 is meant to be an ‘easy’ assignment gifted by the ‘gods’ due to Verity’s best selling status! Lowen quickly finds herself in a world of mystery, intrigue, attraction and horror fitting series of events that will leave her, and the reader, shaken to the core and questioning everything you knew about those involved.
Verity is not a typical Colleen Hoover book, and only readers with a strong stomach and present mind should read. One of the most impressive aspects of this book is that Hoover has set a book within a book … and not just any book, the vilest, and horrific manuscript.
Never fear though, if you are a fan of Hoover’s more romantic background, there is a heavy dose of sexual description. We get Verity’s sexual history in great detail with Jeremy through the manuscript. A concept made all that more creepy too as Lowen too falls in love with him through the manuscript first.
“Sublimely creepy with a true Hoover pulse.
This book is twisted, disturbing, and excellent. The climax is not obvious – not by a long shot. Nope – this twist is entirely unique. With three messed up characters with jet planes of baggage and confusion, I recommend this book to every reader. Let them decide who to trust, as the book takes darker and darker turns into the murky unknown?
If you decide to read it based on this recommendation and need to talk after completing it. I am all ears.