I finally read Verity by Colleen Hoover, and if you stick around, I’ll tell you all about it. I have already published its summary.
Hello readers! I finally read Verity by Colleen Hoover. This is a book that I pre-ordered a long time ago. I want to say it was close to 2018, and I don’t know why I didn’t immediately read it because I usually immediately read all of my Colleen Hoover books.
She’s one of my favorite authors, and I think that’s really important to start off with. I don’t just love her work I really like her as a person, and I’m sure that may impact how I rate some of her books, so just keep that in mind.
The other thing worth noting is that I don’t often read thrillers, although I have been reading more lately. If you read thrillers very often, you might not have gotten quite as much of a bang out of this book.
I think if you read thrillers and mysteries and stuff like that really often, you might start picking up on what’s going to happen a lot sooner than maybe someone who doesn’t.
But a couple of years ago, Colleen Hoover decided that she would really start playing around with genres, and Verity is an example of that.
My Personal Experience with the Book
Verity by Colleen Hoover is a psychological thriller that has also been classified as a romance I can see that, but regardless of what genre it falls into, the minute I opened this book and started reading, I could not put it down.
I kept reading until three o’clock in the morning, and I cannot remember the last time a book kept me up wanting to read.
Like, I was seriously pissed at myself. I kept saying why did I wait so long to read this? This has been sitting on my shelf just waiting for me to read it, and I could have read it so long ago.
I could have been enjoying a book this much so long ago.
About the Book
If you don’t already know, Verity is about an author, and she’s kind of been trying to get a new contract.
She had a lot of things going on in her life that were preventing her from writing, but she’s in a predicament right now where it’s like sink or swim. She really needs money. She has to do stuff, and she’s given an opportunity to ghostwrite for a very famous author named Verity.
Verity was incapacitated due to an accident that she was in, and her publisher is trying to get a ghostwriter to finish out the contract, and they selected Lowen for this.
The circumstances are very strange, Verity’s husband wants Lowen to come and stay at the house that’s somewhere in the woods in Virginia or something, and he wants her to look through Verity’s notes to start figuring out how she can write the remaining books.
While Lowen is in Verity’s house, she finds a manuscript that is unrelated to the project she’s working on, and that’s when things really start to happen.
This story is told in first person, which is one of my favorite perspectives to read in, and it goes back and forth between showing you what Lowen is going through, what she’s experiencing, what life living at this house is like, in addition to seeing parts of the manuscript that she’s looking at.
This story is pretty unsettling. You’re always wondering what is going on. Is that real? Did that really happen? How can this be? You don’t know who to trust.
I know from the moment that Jeremy was introduced, I was like, am I supposed to be attracted to this guy? Can I trust this guy? What is going on with this guy?
Page after page, you’re trying to figure out who you should be rooting for and if it should be anyone. There are clearly a lot of secrets being kept by all of the characters, and you don’t know what’s going to happen.
Verity Book Review
This book is unsettling. It is going to mess you up. I still have not been able to stop thinking about it. There were quite a few parts in this book where I was like, how could she even write that on paper?
I understand it’s a story. If you know certain content would trigger you, please find more information about this book. I don’t even know how to cover all of the triggers. I can say that there is like the death of a loved one um, there is some abuse, there is so much abuse.
There were also some gory bits in quite a few different areas. A long time ago, I read a book by Colleen Hoover called Too Late it was something she wrote on Wattpad, and she eventually published it, but you can tell that it wasn’t edited.
However, that book was pretty messed up, too, and I felt like Colleen Hoover being uninhibited was some of her best work because she just she didn’t hold back.
You could tell how things were said and described and the impact that it had like she was not holding back, and I want to say that verity is very similar in that vein.
Anyway, like I said, I picked it up I could not put it down. It was a very immersive reading experience for me. I regret not having read it sooner.
I am giving the book 5 out of five stars, and it has put me on a Colleen Hoover roll, so I have also read Heart Bones, and I’ll be reviewing that soon, and I’ve got Layla next up on my list.
Without getting into spoilers, though, I really want to know, if you read Verity, are you a team manuscript or team letter?
Let me know in the comments below.