Book Review: Verity by Colleen Hoover

January 4, 2023

Verity by Colleen Hoover is a must-read! If you’re a human, you have to check this book out! Here’s why:

“It has to be confusing, falling in love with a writer’s words before you meet the actually writer.”

Verity by Colleen Hoover Book Synopsis

Title: Verity

Author: Colleen Hoover

Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

Pages: 336

Intended Audience: Adult

Genre: Thriller, Suspense, Mystery

Mood: Dark, Mysterious


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Verity Story Summary

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!

Verity by Colleen Hoover Book Review

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.

Verity Final Thoughts

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


I’m a margarita-mixing, kitten-rescuing, plant-hoarding, pumpkin-spice-everything-obsessed, homeschooling book lover. You can pretty much always find me in my favorite chair, under my cozy knit blanket, with a good book.


2023 Reading Challenge

2023 Reading Challenge
Amity has read 46 books toward their goal of 100 books.



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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ – Very Good. Will Review.

⭐️⭐️⭐️ – Good. May not review.

⭐️⭐️ – Okay. May not review.

⭐️ – Did not finish (DNF). Will not review.

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