Author: Colleen Hoover
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Intended Audience: Adult
Genre: Thriller, Suspense, Mystery
Mood: Dark, Mysterious
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Lowen Ashleigh’s career as a writer is struggling when Jeremy Crawford, husband of author Verity Crawford, offers Lowen a job she cannot pass up! Crawford hires Lowen to finish Verity’s book series after an unfortunate accident left Verity in severe condition and unable to complete her life’s work.
When Lowen arrives at the Crawfords’ home to dissect Verity’s notes, she finds a manuscript written by Verity that she had not intended for anyone to read. As Lowen continues reading, she realizes Verity is not at all who she believed her to be.
Lowen decides to protect Jeremy, as she gains feelings for him, not tell him about the manuscript. Lowen’s feelings for Jeremy begin to take over her sense of right and wrong as she reads through the manuscript’s bone-chilling words.
When suspicious activities begin happening around the house, Lowen makes a drastic realization, and things turn upside down!
As a Colleen Hoover newbie, and a murder-mystery lover, I thought Verity would be right up my alley. While it is a great book (more on that in a second), this is not a standard CoHo genre. CoHo tends to write about love stories with a bit of mystery thrown in, whereas this was a mystery with a little bit of love story added. It was different from her other books, but it is the best!
Hoover does a great job at keeping you guessing. Just when you think the plot and Verity’s past can’t get any worse, it does. There are times during reading I had a hard time continuing. As a mother, it wasn’t easy to imagine some of the topics discussed.
The ending made the whole book, as is the trend with most suspenseful fiction novels. I wasn’t expecting the end, which threw me for a loop.
This book is phenomenal, and I recommend it to anyone who likes suspense, but when it comes to Colleen Hoover, her other books just are pretty different.
I’m happy this was one of the first books I read when I recently got back into the rhythm of reading, last month. It is a great suspense/thriller with a really good plot twist