Monday 28 March 2022

Book Review | Verity by Colleen Hoover | prettylittlewriter

 This book was an absolutely wild ride from start to finish.


'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.'

Contender for the best book I've read in 2022 so far is Verity, a novel that I've heard so many incredible things about, but have only just gotten round to reading it for myself. 

Colleen grabs you from the very first line of the book, filling you with intrigue and hunger to devour the whole story in one sitting (which is what I did). 
The characters are brilliantly written, with Lowen being a very likeable character, who suffers with anxiety that surrounds her success as a writer. 
Jeremy is a very sweet and caring man, whom I found myself rooting for to be with Lowen throughout as he needed some comfort after everything he'd been through in just a few months. 
Verity is shown to be an absolutely vile person, and as Lowen slowly finds out, might be lying about everything. 

There are some pretty brutal moments to read that could be triggering to some as Lowen reads through Verity's manuscript, including child abuse, so don't pick this up if reading that kind of thing would affect you.

There are some incredible twists within this book, and the final one leaves you with a question unanswered, one that you are left to decide for yourself.

I really think this would be an absolutely epic movie, and could picture Lucy Hale or Ana de Armas as Lowen, and maybe Sandra Bullock as Verity? That would be pretty cool. 

An absolutely brilliant story, kept me on the edge of my seat and I will be recommending this to everyone that loves a thriller!

I will leave you with one question, are you Team Letter, or Team Manuscript?

5/5 stars

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