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Verity by Colleen Hoover

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 what really happened the day her daughter died.

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.

WTF did I read here, Colleen Hoover?

Verity BLEW. ME. AWAY. It was so compulsive I seriously couldn’t live my life while reading it. Every minute spent with this book in my hand was absolutely worth it. 

This is – by far – the most out of Colleen Hoover’s usual books that it could get. Almost a complete 180. So if you’re looking for the typical love story, this is NOT it. In fact, it should come with some warnings for depictions of graphic violence and child abuse. There’s not really much else I can say about the plot that’s not covered in the summary; it would give too much detail away. You should just go into it blind. 

Verity was a bold move for Colleen Hoover, and she did it flawlessly. Highly recommend if you can stomach the content. Trust me when I say that once you pick it up, you’ will have a hard time putting it down until you finish.

★★★★★

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The provided summary for Verity can be found here

★★★★★: Unforgettable, one of a kind. A book that will be hard to forget.
★★★★☆: A good read with little to no flaws.
★★★☆☆: A decent read, but not one I would put on the top of your “To Be Read” pile.
★★☆☆☆: Needs major work, did not enjoy but was able to finish.
★☆☆☆☆: Did not finish. 

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