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.
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Colleen Hoover is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of seventeen 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 Atria Books, a division of Simon & Schuster. Colleen also has several indie titles, including her most recent novel, Verity.
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 and is available on Go90.com. 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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Be still my beating heart. I want more. I'm making my husband read this, so I can live vicariously through him as he reads this for the first time. He'd catch me talking to myself with a whole bunch of 'WOW's or 'Oh no she didn't' and 'No she wouldn't go there!' and most probably could review this book just based on my reactions. Even after I finished the book, I would still be caught thinking about it over the next few days and randomly vocalize a reaction to the point where he just told me to spill the beans because apparently I needed to talk this one out. I DID!!!
The blurb does not do this story justice. Verity is masterfully sinister and will get under your skin and fester. It's addicting and an adrenaline high being in the mind of a mystery author. I already love books about authors, but this is the best I've read by far. An author, writing about an author, being in the mind of another author! Extreme inception! That structure was brilliant. You get to be inside of two minds yet were still watching their lives as spectators. This will 100% be a reread and I'll be hosting a giveaway soon on Instagram because everyone needs to read this book.
“I moved to this city to be invisible, but I am certainly not impenetrable. It’s something I’ve been working on—attempting to become as hardened as the concrete beneath my feet. It hasn’t been working out so well."
"It took me a while to go to sleep after that because in a house this size, noises are inevitable. And with the imagination of a writer, every noise becomes a threat."
“What you read will taste so bad at times, you’ll want to spit it out, but you’ll swallow these words and they will become part of you, part of your gut, and you will hurt because of them.”
“It’s what you do when you’ve experienced the worst of the worst. You seek out people like you… people worse off than you… and you use them to make yourself feel better about the terrible things that have happened to you.”