I wasn’t heroic. I wasn’t simple. I was difficult. An emotionally challenging puzzle he wasn’t up for solving.
When the author Verity is severely injured, her husband offers Lowen, a broke, but talented writer, a sum of money she can’t refuse. As part of the process, Lowen has to go through Verity’s home office with years of notes and outlines. She discovers horrifying secrets that could put her life at risk. For a complete summary, you can go here.
TL;DR: A sexy thriller that will make you question everything.
Full Review: I’ve learned my lesson in the past: don’t doubt the abilities of Colleen Hoover. BUT she chose to self-publish a thriller very far outside her traditionally published romance stories. Did I still have doubts? Yes. Did she blow me away? Abso-freakin’-lutely. So, of course, Verity will be added to my Best Book Award List as one of my favorite books of all time [See the rest of my top-rated books here]. I almost want to reread it immediately.
I made this mistake of getting the Kindle version since it was on sale for $0.99 a few weeks ago and I had a credit. I ended up reading the entire thing on my phone in one night while laying in bed. I may have to go buy the paperback version (which is only available online since it is self-published).
It was super creepy. One part gave me the chills. It’s very difficult for me to find a book that scares me. So, well done, Hoover. She has proven to me over and over how skilled she is. She could write almost any genre and I would read it. I’m also willing to break all my book rules for her. I normally hate ambiguous endings, but she did it successfully. I still feel satisfied and feel like I have a complete story. I can’t say too much else about the plot without giving it away. Just read it.
This is also Hoover’s sexiest novel. Didn’t I just say it was her creepiest? Yep. It’s also super steamy (Insert R-rated warning here…). I don’t think I’ve ever read another book in the “romantic thriller” category, but there is no better way to describe this one. Trust me, it works as a combo here. Of course, I recommend this book to adults who love thrillers. If you are interested in buying the book, you can buy it here. After you have read it, leave a comment and let me know what you think!
A writer should never have the audacity to write about themselves unless they’re willing to separate every layer of protection between the author’s soul and their book.