Verity Hoover, a graduate of the University of California Santa Barbara and a recent graduate of USC’s School for Cinema-Television, is responsible for creating innovative films that explore the female experience today. Her films include “Sisterships,” which explores the relationship between sisters and how they cope with their father’s cancer diagnosis; “Living Room,” which follows an engaged twenty-something couple living in their parents’ house while they are looking to buy a first home together; and “The Rules: How to Land Your Dream Job,” which follows four female friends who each have their own unique set of rules on how to land your dream job.
From the Publisher
This is the most f***ed up book I’ve ever read! One part in particular literally made me nauseous. Naturally, that sounds like a turn off for a book, right? Wrong!This book sucked me in from the very first gruesome sentence. It’s a page turner full of twists. You will think you’re on the right track but then the end leaves the whole book open to what you want to believe is the truth.It’s like a haunted house meets sexy romance meets psycho killer story. You won’t be able to put it down and you’ll be thinking about it long after you’re done reading it. It’s so good that it needs to be a movie.Highly recommend, but only if you think you can handle it!
Stephane Wahl –
I read it based on a review I saw that was just as messed up as I am right now. Ordered it today, just finished it because I cannot…anything. Why? What even… I just…I love it. I hate it. It’s in my pores and also like a half remembered dream 5 minutes later. There are no GIFs for this set of emotions. You should read it. You should hate me for telling you to read it. You should read it in print so you can throw it at the wall without breaking your phone. I’m angry. I’m devastated. I’m in awe of Hoover’s talent. I adore and respect her. I want her to pay for my current mental state by making me soup.
Amber Sorensen –
Okay. So I rarely ever finish a book. But this book, this book right here was read in two days! I stay up late for two nights because I could not put it down. I tried, I literally sat the book on my night stand and tried to go to sleep. A few minutes later, it was back in my hands. The whole time reading I could sense something crazy was going to happen and to be honest what I thought would happen actually did happen. But then another thing happened right after and I was like “I did not see that coming.” It so suspenseful and spicy! Oh the spiciness is real spicy. This was my first Colleen Hoover book and I already downloaded another. Next up on my list is “Ugly Love” I hope it’s just as good!
I had been seeing Colleen’s books all over TikTok and read one and was instantly hooked! She is an amazing writer. I bought this book as it was highly recommended by many an influencer. The first two chapters were a bit slow but after that I couldn’t put it down.. I will admit this book goes to such a dark place that I legit felt I was going to vomit, but it’s so wild that you cannot stop reading! Just when I thought I had the book figured out the last 5 pages completely threw me!!! Please do yourself a favor and read this book!!!
Now Colleen Hoover didn’t come to play when she wrote this here book, she didn’t hold nothing, and I do mean nothing back with this book titled “Verity” Now I want to let you know this book has some triggers in it and I want to go ahead and get them out of the way before we get into my review. Some of the triggers in this book are Abortion, Child Violence, Murder just to name a few. Okay now that we have that out of the way lets get started with the book review.Now when I saw this book be the talk of all thing’s books from Bookstagram, TikTok, and even in my book club and Facebook groups I am in. I was thinking to myself you all are over hyping this book. But baby after reading this book the hype did not miss a beat. This book had me hooked from the moment I opened the book and read the first sentence I was like oh hell what do you all have me reading.Now Triller books are not my cup of tea, I am a big old scary cat, and I just do not like things that are scary of things that could happen. So, when I was Listing to this book while at work, I was like Oh how am I going to be able to do my work and read this book. I really did not know what to expect when reading this book because I did not know how triller books flow, but I learned the day I picked this here book up.Now I am not going to go into super detail about this book because it would give it away and I really want you to read this book. This book is very beautifully written and when I tell you Ms. Hoover did not leave a single thing out this book. She came with all the things. If they ever make this book a movie it “BETTER BE JUST LIKE THE BOOK” do not leave a single thing out. The ending of this book had my mouth on the floor for about five minutes. I was like I know good and well you do not end this book like that. I was shaking! Like I did not see that ending at all.Verity is about an author named Lowen who was hired to step in and help finish writing Verity’s Murderous book series after she was in a bad accident and is unable to finish off her series. Lowen took a trip to Verity’s home so that she could pick up somethings and get to know Verity’s style of writing when she found an Autobiography that verity wrote. Now in the autobiography there are some chilling incidents that have been happing around the home while Verity was upstairs Bedridden in her room or was, she?Now I gave this book 5 stars, it was the writing for me. I was hooked on this book and really could not stop reading it. This book is one of them books that when you start it you do not want to put it down. And after you finish it, you want to read it again so you can sit and think like dang I really did not see any of this coming. Now if you want to get into the world of Colleen Hoover writing I would highly recommend this not be the first book you start with, because after reading this book you are not going to want to read another book by her that is not a triller. If you read this book, what did you think of it? Would you recommend it to any of your family or friends?
Sheri A. Wilkinson –
Verity by Colleen HooverStruggling Author Lowen Ashleigh takes a job to complete the novels of famous Author Verity Crawford. Hired by Verity’s Husband Jeremy, she is taken into their home to complete this task. What she discovers in Verity’s unpublished (secret) autobiography is shocking. While keeping the pages secret, Lowen beings to have romantic feelings for Jeremy. Lives will be altered when secrets are slowly revealed.A fast paced psychological thriller, told with intensity, raw emotions and dark twisted prose. I was hooked from the first page until the end. Overall I found Verity enjoyable, and highly recommend to those who enjoy a great psychological thriller with a touch of romance.
~ Nix –
When I first started reading this book, I really was not a fan of the writing style. The short sentences, the blocky style – it made it hard for my brain to read it naturally. I slowly began to realize that’s because that was the style of the emotion of the character at the time. Progressively through the book it became more seamless (though still a tad short here and there to my preferences). But I would be lying if I said this book didn’t have me on the edge of my seat a few times and genuine shocks more times than I can count. I laid down for bed at 10pm after having stopped the night before at page 36 – It’s now 1:30am as I write this review having just finished it. I’m shaking. I wasn’t ready for intensely intrigued I was going to become with this book. Wonderful story and insane ending, truly.I would say it’s definitely more of a thriller suspense with a good bit of steamy romance.In the beginning the romance was also a bit too in the face in my opinion, but like the sentence structure that calmed some as it continued.Overall, I will keep this physical copy as one to add to my bookshelf. I don’t think I’ll reread it as it won’t have that same magic -/ the first time – but I wouldn’t be surprised if I did so in boredom in a decade or so to come. That is why 4 stars instead of 5. The fact I couldn’t readily reread it now + the irritating sentence structure and in the face silly romance. Though I digress, it is a young adult novel so I can see how it makes sense in its genre. I’ll definitely be suggesting it to people thoughEdit:// I came back to give It five stars because I have thought about this book multiple times since finishing it and honestly would reread it. I know the twists wouldn’t be as dramatic but I want to reread it and pick up on new ideas and dive deeper into the connections. Damn – it was a good book. The first half had me almost putting it down but I am so glad I didn’t.
I’ve always held off on reading Colleen Hoover’s books. One of the first things I’ve always heard about her books is how they broke someone’s heart while reading and they were never the same afterwards. That sounded slightly terrifying, so I just held off on reading them.Well I’ve finally given in and I read Verity….WHAT A MIND EF THAT WAS.I honestly really enjoyed it. I was immediately drawn in and had to see what would happen next to Lo. I loved trying to guess what was really going on (I was somewhat right).That ending though…I loved that it left me wondering and being able to talk to other about their thoughts and opinions.While I’m not quite ready to dive into Colleen’s emotional romances, I’m officially a fan and I can’t wait to check out some more books from her in the future!!
Vicci Hall –
After reading some reviews, I almost didn’t read Verity. But after some friends told me that I should read it, I decided to order it. There were some parts that bothered me. The suggested violence toward the children made me cry. But it still was a very good book. I don’t agree with alot of the negative reviews. But that’s ok because we are all different people.Out of all that I’ve read so far, this one by Collen had more sexual content than any of the others that I’ve read. She did not hold back in her descriptions. It was a thriller with twist and turns, some of which I expected and some not. But I could not put it down. I love the way she describes life as a writer. I love that you don’t expect the same technique of writing with each of her books because they all are different. There was one part that I absolutely didn’t like and wish she would have written differently but it doesn’t make me hate the book. I didn’t love the ending, yet it was a big part of the whole story. I think the letter was just part of her manipulation. You’ll see what I mean after you read it. :-)I love every book that I’ve ever read from her. This one is probably my 2nd to 3rd favorite.
Sinister, disturbing, erotic, cringe, suspenseful. The whole damn thing was a roller coaster of emotions !!! I could not put this book down. In fact, I can’t stop thinking about it. Kept me on the edge of my seat. A must read but not for the faint hearted.I’m giving the book 5 stars even though I would like to give it 3. I enjoyed the read. However, the paper copy came in not so good condition. I almost sent it back. but again I could not put it down after reading the first chapter.Pages were very thin you could see the words through the other pages. The book wasn’t cut properly as some pages were longer than others. The lettering was faded on some pages. It was readable but ultimately not satisfied with the books condition. If you’re looking to purchase this novel I suggest to order from a different publisher.