Verity by Colleen Hoover | Book Review | My First Favorite of 2020

Rating: 5 out of 5.

“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 go wrong, goes wrong. And then gets worse.”

Before I add the synopsis, I want to say that I went into this completely blind and I think it’s best kept that way. I will include the synopsis at the end for anyone who just can’t help themselves.😂😉

This book is dark, gritty, creepy and by the time I had finished it, it had left me completely gutted. It had me enthralled from the very first page and I loved every single minute of it. I sacrificed sleep for this book. Leaving me reading until 3 or 4am EVERY DAY because I just could not put it down. It is all consuming. When I wasn’t reading it, I was thinking about reading it or thinking about what would happen next. Yeah, I was hooked.

Verity by Colleen Hoover is so twisty and unpredictable and as soon as I thought I had it all figured out, I soon learned that I was very very wrong. I hope Colleen Hoover continues to write romantic suspense because wow, this book is amazing! Definitely going to be at the top of my favorites list for 2020! 5/5 stars. 10/10 would recommend.

I needed for the imaginary version of my world to be darker than my real world.

I would recommend this to anyone who likes psychological thrillers and/or romantic suspense because, of course, there’s a romance, it’s Colleen Hoover for goodness sakes, but it is definitely not the main focus of this book.

I was good at spewing bullshit. It’s why I became a writer.


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 the night their family was forever altered. 

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. 

Due to graphic scenes and mature content, this book is recommended for readers 18+

*TW/CW: depictions of child abuse and some graphic violence

About the author

Colleen Hoover is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of nineteen novels and novellas. Hoover’s novels fall into the New Adult and Young Adult contemporary romance categories, as well as psychological thriller. 

Colleen Hoover is published by Montlake Romance and Atria Books. Colleen also has several indie titles.

In 2015, Colleen’s novel CONFESS won the Goodreads Choice Award for Best Romance. That was followed up in 2016 with her latest title, It Ends With Us, also winning the Choice Award for Best Romance. In 2017, her title WITHOUT MERIT won best romance.

Her novel CONFESS has been filmed as a series by Awestruck. Katie Leclerc and Ryan Cooper star in the series.

Colleen founded The Bookworm Box, a charity subscription service and bookstore, with her family in 2015. The Bookworm Box is a subscription service that provides readers with an exciting opportunity to receive signed novels in the mail each month from authors all over the world. All profits from the subscription service are donated to various charities each month. To date, The Bookworm Box has donated over $1,000,000 to help those in need.

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