My lord, someone send a brain bath.
I have never wanted to dip my brain in bleach more then after I finished Colleen Hoover’s Verity. A wild ride, disturbing to the very last page, and so very well worth the read.
Goodreads Synopsis: “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.”
I am not a huge thriller reader, certainly there’s an exception here or there but its not my go to genre so when my Facebook book club started raving about this one and mentioning it was included with Kindle Unlimited I thought, why not?
From the first few pages Verity is grim. Splattered brain matter levels of grim. You’ve been warned this is definitely not a light and fluffy read.
If you can’t tell from previous reviews, I’m fond of the dark and disturbed especially when it comes to female characters. You could say I’m fully on team, down with likability! Verity may have changed my mind on that a bit, as after finishing this book I came up for air and needed a cookie and a Disney movie.
The described attempted abortion made me light headed while reading, something that has never happened to me! Let alone the purported after effect on the child, I was full on skeeved out. By the time you get to the child murder, I was ready to throw my kindle off my balcony (obviously tying a string to it so that I could pull it back up and finish the book). It’s like a car accident on the freeway or pimple popping videos, you can’t not look. I become emotionally invested in fictional characters, and I am not apologizing!
I haven’t disliked a character so strongly in quite some time, but Verity is a trip. You will full on cheer for Lowen and Jeremy’s adultery solely as some sort of karmic revenge, I about cheered at her final comeuppance but then felt like I walked face first into a stop sign at the twist ending. I’m not saying anything else except, READ THIS BOOK.
I would absolutely recommend this, and will be slipping references to every conversation I have for the next month or so.
I give this book 5/6 stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
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