Author:- Colleen Hoover
Date published:- October 5th 2021
No. of pages:- 336 pages
Overall rating:- 5/5
Lowen Ashleigh is a struggling writer on the brink of financial ruin when she accepts the job offer of a lifetime. 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.
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 Lowen doesn’t expect to uncover in the chaotic office is an unfinished autobiography Verity never intended for anyone to read. Page after page of bone-chilling admissions, including Verity’s recollection of what really happened the day her daughter died.
Lowen decides to keep the manuscript hidden from Jeremy, knowing its contents would devastate the already grieving father. But as Lowen’s feelings for Jeremy begin to intensify, she recognizes all the ways she could benefit if he were to read his wife’s words. After all, no matter how devoted Jeremy is to his injured wife, a truth this horrifying would make it impossible for him to continue to love her.
Out of all the CoHo books that I have read, Verity is the best books that I have read.
The story starts with Lowen Ashleigh who is on the brink of being thrown out of the apartment and is a struggling author. So Lowen gets a chance to co-author one of the famous author’s, Verity Crawford’s series as Verity had recently got into a car accident and is paralyzed. Lowen then moves to Crawford’s residence in upper state New York and discovers Verity’s manuscript which she starts to read, gradually coming across secrets.
This was really well written and I was literally hooked into the story. I like how Colleen Hoover has included chapters of Verity’s manuscript in the story as well and I felt like I was reading horror and thriller combined in one book. There were steamy sex scenes but aside from that, this was really a mindblowing thriller that kept me on the edge. I felt like I was watching a sort of horror movie while reading the book. I do like the ending–sort of an unexpected twist which I actually didn’t see it coming! I just couldn’t get the ending out of my head!
I do like the fact that friendship develops between Jeremy and Lowen which eventually lead to a romantic relationship even though Jeremy is already married to Verity. It was a bit disturbing to read about the part how Harper had died so the warning is basically there’s some child abuse in the book that might be a little disturbing to read.
This is the fourth Colleen Hoover book I have read and so far this is the best–worth five stars!