Book Review: Verity

By: Hanna Young

Verity, by New York Times Best Selling Author, Colleen Hoover, leaves readers amazed at what the next plot twist will be. This story starts out in Manhattan and then switches over to Vermont, followed by a move to North Carolina. This book continually makes the reader question what will happen next as well as what the truth actually is.

Lowen Ashleigh is a writer, not a writer that is extremely famous, but a writer that manages to write and make enough money not to have to get a day-to-day job. After spending the last few months taking care of her mother, she is just barely dodging a financial crisis. A brief encounter with a stranger, Jeremy Crawford, on the morning of an important meeting with a new publisher gets her foot in the door for a new opportunity. An opportunity that brings her a little ways out of her comfort zone, finishing a series for an esteemed author, Verity Crawford, that was injured in an accident. Accepting the offer is just the beginning of a story that Lowen didn’t know she would be getting herself into. She shows up at Verity’s mansion and gets ready to sort through years worth of notes and outlines. Sifting through the notes seems to be going smoothly, that is, until she finds a manuscript of an unfinished autobiography written by none other than Verity herself. Lowen decides to keep the bone-chilling manuscript from Jeremy, a father that suffered from two horrific losses. Realizing that her feelings for Jeremy were growing the more time that she spent there, she comes to the conclusion that showing Jeremy the manuscript might be the last piece to get him away from Verity and fall for her.

This story kept my attention to the very last page. The plot twists and turns were almost impossible to follow. This book has left me thinking about the ending since I finished it. My mouth literally dropped reading the last ten or so pages. I have no words for how well this book was written and kept the reader’s attention. I literally could not put it down and finished it in one sitting. 

Overall, I give this book a 5/5 because there was no way to predict the ending. This book was a real page-turner.

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