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4.36  ·  Rating details ·  346,428 ratings  ·  43,800 reviews
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 ou
Kindle Edition, 324 pages
Published December 7th 2018 by Hoover Ink, Inc.
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chai ♡
Me, rollerblading into my therapist’s office with heart-shaped sunglasses and a piña colada and dropping this book on the desk with a resounding thud: Boy do we have much to talk about today!

Why read Verity when you can just pull out a Ouija board and summon a demon? I'm sure it’ll have the same effect. I finished this book feeling completely sapped of life, as if I've been bleeding freely for the past few hours instead of simply reading. I wish I could just shake my head to dissolve the memory
Bold. Unrelenting. All-consuming. Creepy. Unputdownable.

What I’ve come to appreciate most about Colleen Hoover’s work—whether it’s an emotionally charged love story or in this case, her first go at suspense—is her penchant for pushing boundaries. For telling the unexpected story.

“It’s got bad things in it. Bad words, bad people, bad scenes.”

Hoover preempted Verity’s release with a warning of sorts—although facetious and comical in delivery, it’s something sensitive readers should take to hear
Emily May
Jan 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
Recommended to Emily May by: Chelsea Humphrey
"Find what you love and let it kill you."
-Charles Bukowski

Woah, this was fuuuucked up. It should really come with a warning: do not start reading this at night if you want to sleep.

For two reasons, actually. One, it is so compulsively readable that it's almost impossible to put it down until you've finished it. And two, it is seriously creepy and disturbing. Warnings for depictions of child abuse and some graphic violence.

Perhaps this doesn't need to be said, but Verity is definitely not a reg
Holly  B

This is the second novel that I've read by the author.  I'm not really familiar with her writing or style, but I was seeing many 4-5 star ratings on this book and it was a "thriller" so that was enough to push me to give it a try. 

There are many, many high reviews for the book so I'm not here to dissuade anyone from reading it. It just wasn't a good fit for me. I read hundreds of thriller/mysteries and love the genre.

I've read darker novels and enjoyed them, but this one gave
Jan 18, 2021 rated it did not like it
what fucking bullshit!!
Aug 18, 2021 rated it it was amazing
excuse me what
Chelsea Humphrey
Dec 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I've pulled up this review and tried to make the words come for a couple of days now, but every time I try to write the words all that comes to mind is WTF Colleen?! Obviously we were warned going in that this one would but much different than her other novels, but she didn't tell us that it would be so compulsive and I wouldn't be able to live my life while reading it. How dare she?? But seriously, this book was so delicious in a seriously twisted way, and I feel slightly guilty admitting that ...more
Christine Riccio
Feb 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I LOVED THIS BOOK. Just posted my full booktalk on youtube (polandbananasbooks). I BLEW THROUGH IT IN TWO DAYS COULDN'T PUT IT DOWN. It's way up at the top of my coho favorites =) ...more
Dec 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2018-four-stars
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Have you ever finished a book and thought… WTF did I just read? Verity is one of those books that will do that to you. Word to the wise for CoHo fans: this is not your typical book from Colleen Hoover. It’s amazingly written and it’s a completely captivating read, but it’s so different from anything she’s ever put out before.
“Some families are lucky enough to never experience a single tragedy. But then there are those families that seem to have tragedies waiting on the back burner. What
Dec 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
*Laughs hysterically* What?!

Three hours later and I’m still laughing and head-shaking at the mindfuck that was this story....
Mary Beth
Mar 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing

This one is a killer! So dark and disturbing. I was not expecting to love this one so much. Colleen Hoover writes romance books. This one is a thriller. I have seen authors go from romance to romantic suspense, but never have I seen an author go from Romance to a dark and disturbing crazy thriller. She knocked this one out of the ball park.

This one just blew my mind. I could not put this book down. I read it while fixing dinner and eating my dinner. I have never done
Brilliant author.
Brillianty written.
Brilliant idea.


I didn't like it.
I didn't like the heroine. Couldn't relate to her.
I didn't the hero.
I didn't like the story. Implausible and kind of revolting.

I normally like fucked up, unpredictable stories. The darker and more twisted the better.
This one didn't resonate with me.
And watch out for triggers. (view spoiler)
Dec 15, 2018 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2018
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Dana Ilie
Dec 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Cristina Zanfir , Andreea Elena
Recommended to Dana by: Kim
This book was disturbing in a way that is hard to put in words. Verity is pitched as a thriller and a romantic suspense book. Well, allow me to be as candid as I can: "Verity is a mind-fuck". Is Disturbing. Twisted. Creepy. It will have you questioning things. Brutal. Haunting.
There is no question, the story is hypnotizing. ENGROSSING even if alarmingly disconcerting. And the cherry on top? The ending. That probably held the most savage plot twist I have encountered in a romantic book.

If this is
Jan 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars

A manipulative mind f*ck that will keep you guessing!

Verity is a psychological thriller in which the lines between fiction and reality blur together creating an illusion of truth.

A struggling author is offered a lucrative deal: continue writing the popular a bestselling series, get out of debt and be in the presence of a sexy man. SOunds too good to be true? Lowen Ashleigh must find out for herself. She heads to Vermont and begins her journey into famous author Verity Crawford’s mi
May 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
want to know whats even more shocking than this dark and twisted book?? its the fact that one of the most suspenseful stories i have ever read is written by my fave romance author! like, how in the world does that happen!?! my mind is absolutely blown.

im usually wary of when authors try to branch out beyond their known genre of writing. i respect it, but sometimes it doesnt work out for the best. luckily, CoHo totally smashed it with this! i am beyond shocked at how creepy and thrilling this sto
Dec 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Verity left me completely speechless, unsettled and unabashedly begging CoHo to write more thrillers!!!

I found this story creepy, dark, addictive and absolutely unputdownable. Hoover has quite an imagination and as an avid thriller reader I was immediately drawn into the creepy world she created within the Crawford's home.

"My mother used to say that houses have a soul, and if that's true, the soul of Verity Carwford's house is as dark as they come."

Lowen Ashleigh is a struggling writer with
Hulya Kara Yuksel
Dec 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Ugh what the fuck just happened? 😟😟😟 That end!!! I can't believe it... OMG I need more, this book can't end like that... I still have questions... 😫😫😫

Sophia Judice
Aug 01, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
It’s currently 5:00 am, and I read Verity in one sitting. Dear god this book is FUCKED UP, and I love it. I'm obsessed with twisted, disturbing, dark stuff that messes with my brain. It feels like a mix between The Silent Patient and Gone Girl. I physically could not put this book down. Definitely my favorite Colleen Hoover book I've read. This had everything I love: smut, sadness, and mind-bending plot twists. This book felt like a rollercoaster, and I implore you all to read it. Such a thrilli ...more
Sep 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
4.5 ⭐ for this book that is creepier than I expected!

A book within a book and, like Lowen, I couldn't stop reading 𝘚𝘰 𝘉𝘦 𝘐𝘵. Even though seeing the bits of dinner that sometimes gets stuck in my son's braces doesn't turn my stomach as much as parts of this story did 😉

Thank you Bren for your fantastic review that motivated me to read this!!
chan ☆
Dec 02, 2019 rated it liked it
this is not what i would call... good

reading the romance finalists for the 2019 goodreads choice awards

Dec 19, 2018 rated it really liked it

C.R.A.Z.Y. To! The! Hilt!

CoHo has one vivid imagination, and I for one, am glad she shared this ‘way out there’ creative plot line with the rest of us.

Let me tell you there were so many “What the what?” moments, I had to keep reminding myself I wasn’t reading a Stephen King or Greer Hendricks novel.

I really wouldn’t put this in the romance category, albeit plenty of sex scenes are a plenty. It is totally more af a psychological thriller.

Now you might be saying to yourself, ‘But this is Colleen
Alex ✰ Comets and Comments ✰
the queen of butterflies, rainbow heartbeats and chocolately warm book hugs is writing a psychological thriller
you don't even understand how ready i am for this



Verity by Colleen Hoover is a 2018 publication.
Unlike so many rabid fans of this author, I have not read, to my knowledge, a single book by Colleen Hoover. (Although I did find one of her books languishing on my Kindle recently)

I see so many rave reviews for her novels, and some of them seem like books I would probably like, but for some reason I continue to associate her with YA books, which is not my favorite genre. But, when I saw this book on Kindle Unlimited and read the synopsis, I was i
ELLIAS (elliasreads)
Um no. This ain’t it chief.
Also that ending?? NO.

I feel like the high ratings and amazing reviews for this book are mostly people who already love CoHo's books and this is their, 'dip of the toe' moment, for them in the 'thriller' genre lol.

Susanne  Strong
Dec 31, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: buddy-read
3.85 Stars* (rounded up)

Well Darn It! This novel didn’t quite live up to the Hype.

“Verity” is a novel that I’ve seen crazy review after crazy review for and after a while, the hype got to both me and my book buddy, such that we decided to make it our New Year’s read. Admittedly, this book is, in fact, Whack (and entertaining at that) - however, I expected the ending to blow me away but after all the insane reviews I read, it was just kind of like “wah wah.”

“Verity” is my first novel by Colleen
Nov 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
What did I just read? 😲
My brain is still trying to process this book.
I just can't believe it. Nope.
Apr 26, 2019 rated it really liked it
What (and I cannot stress this enough) the fuck.

I flew through this book in one sitting, it was that good!
Joey R.
Feb 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
4.5 Stars —- I decided to read “Verity” by Colleen Hoover after seeing it had a full 5 star rating on Amazon with almost 2000 reviews. I never heard of Colleen Hoover, and when I discovered she primarily wrote romance novels, I almost didn’t read the book. After reading a plot summary and a few of the rave reviews I decided to give it a shot. After reading this book in less than 4 days, I can tell you Hoover is the real deal. The story is told from the perspective of Lowen, a struggling author, ...more
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International and #1 New York Times bestselling author of romance, YA, thriller, women's fiction and paranormal romance.

I don't like to be confined to one genre. If you put me in a box, I'll claw my way out.

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