Lowen arrives at the Crawford home, ready to sort through years of Verity's notes and ou ...more
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 of that ending, to dis ...more
"Find what you love and let it kill you."
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 can g...more
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 ...more
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 mind ...more
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 n ...more
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 ...more
you don't even understand how ready i am for this
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 ...more
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)[cheating, death of a child (hide spoiler)]
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 ...more
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 ...more
Colleen Hoover delivers a
Colleen proved she can write pretty much anything!!
PS I would love for her to try her hand at a biker story with her spin whether dark or romance.
This was a very different style for Colleen Hoover and I devoured it last night (unplanned. I was exhausted and only planned on reading a chapter or two.) It was hard to read at times and I did not see the ending coming, which is rare for me.
But, in typical Hoover style, she gives you a security blanket at the end, to help mend your heart.
If you read thrillers, you should read this one.
If you don't read thrillers, suck it up and r ...more
AUTHOR: Colleen Hoover
GENRE: Romantic Thriller
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VERITY: Is a full-length standalone romantic thriller from #1 New York Times bestselling author Colleen Hoover.
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This is so completely left field from the types of books Colleen Hoover typically writes, the very first chapter had me sitting up straight devouring her words, loving this different side to ...more
My truth, your truth, and everything in between......
Colleen Hoover hits the ground running in Verity with the sudden bolt of a gruesome accident. Lowe Ashleigh, a mediocre writer treading water in the publishing world, is on her way to a meeting with her editor. She witnesses the aftermath of a pedestrian on the wrong side of the speeding vehicle equation. A handsome stranger on the street comes to her rescue. This intersection of lives will be the pivotal point of w ...more
WOW!!!! What a book! I haven’t been so captivated by a story in a long time! I shouldn’t be surprised that one of Colleen Hoover’s books would do it! This one is a different kind of book than her usual; but it was brilliant, even if at times it was hard to swallow!
“Verity” is a mysterious thriller type book, and at times it is down right disturbing. It is a book you want to go in blind and do not go around reading reviews trying to get spoilers!!! Lol! ( trust me... I was t ...more
Hoover is in a category all her own when it comes to modern romance with a twist. You see, in case you've never indulged in a Hoover novel, she always has a "hook" (if you're a musician or music lover you'll know exactly what I mean). At some point in most of her novels you will inevitably sit up and go "wooooahhh what in the actual fuck just happened?".
She can do it with just one sentence, like with the book Hopeless. The scene where Holder reveals the truth to Sky. I me ...more
Thank you, Jayme!!!!
Lowen and Jeremy -complete strangers -are alone together in a public - cafe men’s bathroom.
They have just witnessed a man die on a crowded street in Manhattan. People were waiting for the crosswalk light to change. The man was looking at his phone when he stepped off the curb. The crack of his skull hits the ground as a truck hits him. Lowen was close enough to get splattered blood on her white blouse. The stranger, Jeremy, also near by, kindly guided h ...more
Verity Crawford is a best-selling novelist who, after an accident finds herself unable to fulfill her contract to complete her next book. Verity's husband Jeremy seeks out Lowen to step in and complete the outline and book. Only Lowen gets more than she bargained for!
Oh, how I wanted to be shocked! Have th ...more
I was actually considering to give this book 1 or 2 stars, but that ending wrecked me entirely.
I can't believe how CoHo was able to write this, she outdone herself this time with her new book. I may have shed a tear or two with Colleen's previous books but this one has made me cry not because I'm sad or happy.
That's all I can write for now, I will post a better review.
PSYCHOLOGICAL ROMANTIC THRILLER?
BY COLLEEN HOOVER?
WHAT IS SHE TRYING TO DO TO US?
It all begins with a chance meeting and a shocking "death by routine" for a gripping start! Death by routine....hmmmmm, very scary in this day and age....and you'll see why.
The storyline follows a struggling writer who desperately needs a job and a place to live since her recent eviction. A lucrative offer to complete a series of books by an accomplished author seems right up her alley....until extensive research turns up an autobiography from hell....more
I'm so confused...
Me, the entire time reading this book:
I mean...What the hell?
Read this book, just read it. WHAT A MASTERPIECE!
(Btw. I'm still in shock)
I thought about writing a review, but trust me when I tell you that the experience is even better if you don’t have a clue what is going on and what is going to happen. ☺
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