Verity by Colleen Hoover: A Review


This book is wow. 

I had to physically tear myself away from the pages to get some sleep at night because of how quickly and intensely this book drew me in. Verity is categorized as a psychological thriller, but I could argue that this book deserves its own genre. It is mainly a mixture of romance, mystery and horror.

If I had to summarize this book briefly, I would say that it revolves around a struggling novelist, Lowen Ashleigh. She gets the opportunity of a lifetime to finish a series of books by a successful author, Verity Crawford, due to an accident that prevents her from writing. The news does not cover the accident heavily, so no one seems to understand the severity of her injuries. Due to Verity’s intense writing style, Lowen must stay in the Crawford home to scour Verity’s office and finish the books. While Lowen develops deep feelings for Verity’s husband, Jeremy, she also comes across an unpublished autobiography explaining graphic and horrific details from Verity’s life. Strange things start happening around the Crawford home, and Lowen is determined to find out more of Verity’s secrets.

I give the masterpiece that is Verity a 10/10.

One thing I will caution you on is that it talks about a matter of sensitive subjects such as suicide, death and sex. If those topics don’t float your boat, then I would recommend you don’t pick up this book. Hoover is known for the risky topics in her books, which, in my opinion, makes them even more fun to read.

The plot was fast-paced with very minimal slow points. It may seem the characters are easy to dissect, but you will find that it couldn’t be further from the truth.

There are also two copies of Verity that you could pick up. There is the standard black cover, but then also the gold cover. The gold cover includes a bonus chapter at the end that will knock your socks off. It almost took me a whole day to recover from it and changed my entire perspective on what I thought I knew about the novel.

If you’re looking for a book to stay up thinking about at night, Verity is it.