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Verity

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Publisher's Summary

A number-one best seller in several categories with over 14,000 five-star ratings on Goodreads. 

From the number-one New York Times best-selling and award-winning author Colleen Hoover comes "A stand-alone romantic thriller that is tragic, creepy, and brilliant!" (Mel Reader Reviews

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 best-selling 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 the night their family was forever altered. 

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. 

Sexy. Twisted. Consuming. 

Due to graphic scenes and mature content, this book is recommended for listeners 18+.

©2018 Colleen Hoover (P)2019 Audible, Inc.

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  • Engadine
  • 16-06-2019

Great book

I couldn't stop listening to this story. So many twists. Great book I loved it!

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Speechless!!

Wow!!!!! This was creepy and disturbing!!! I got goosebumps and chills listening to this book!

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Very clever, raw and intriguing

I’d established an outcome that would be a brilliant twist at the end... I’m so pleased I was wrong as the final twist was as unexpected as it was stunning. Really could not stop listening to this book! Thank you 😊

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Fantastic!

Absolutely fabulous twists, great book!! Wow, I was not expecting the ending. Chills down your spine!

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chilling!

one of the greatest books I've ever experienced, chilling and I literally got goosebumps.

true brilliance!

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Verity - A story drama within a drama

Wow! I don’t want to give any spoilers but I didn’t see that coming. The ending that is.
I found this hard to put down at times as I just wanted to know what was happening as I was listening to Verity’s story being told only to find a twist that I was so not expecting. Now I’m left wondering who the real bad guy and manipulator is in this story.
Loved this as I have with the previous Colleen Hoover.

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Exceptional read

Ok WOW. Colleen Hoover in no way disappoints in this book. .it was like a massive roller coaster ride . ups , downs, twists turns being scared .just when you think its over its starts again. . I love a plot twist and boy does Colleen bring it.. The characters in this are so real its amazing. . I read this book in 5 hours straight. couldn't put it down. . It's to me somewhat different writing from Colleen and I loved every page. A MUST READ

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what the fuck!!!<br />

yep Colleen Hoover is a mind fuck.
love her books.

what a twist that's all I have to say.

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Loved it!

I think is was my favourite of all Colleen’s books. It was darker and more suspenseful, but I loved that the story kept taking unexpected turns. I listened to the whole thing in about 3 days, and it stayed with me long after I finished. The performance was great too!

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Best book yet!

A different style of story line but I loved it! Looking forward to Colleen’s next book already!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-05-2019

Almost a 5 Star book, but sadly not

This is a hard one to rate. I loved the whole book up, and didn’t want to stop listening. If you would have asked me to rate it anytime before the last hour I would have given it 5 ⭐️. However, I was very unsatisfied with the ending. Like really? It could have been great, instead it was like, huh? Ok. I call bs but ok. And I’m sure that was the authors intention, but I didn’t care for that approach. When the story has you drawn in from the beginning you expect to be wowed by the ending. Instead it got a shrug. I guess if you don’t normally listen to suspense you’ll probably be satisfied with it, but being that I like dark and suspenseful I was left wanting. I would still recommend the book however as I said it did keep my attention which is hard. Just don’t get your hopes too high for some huge BELIEVABLE plot twist. I liked the first narrator. I don’t care for the narrator of Verity, but she was a lot less annoying in this one than some of her others. She was tolerable.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 16-05-2019

intriguing but skip if triggered by child abuse

I really liked this book and it is only my 2nd from this author. It seemed predictable at times and other times made me want to throw up from the child abuse. I did not see the end coming which puts a different perspective on the whole story but it was hard to keep going during some of the parts because I just can't take stories with children being harmed in them. I'm glad I did stick it out and the narrator's were fantastic but I will not be reading this again. I recommend this book to thrill junkies but not to anyone who is sensitive to child violent situations, either emotionally or physically.

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  • Ann
  • 17-08-2019

Other reviews totally oversold it!

is Audible paying reviewers now? Who are you people and why did you love this book???

I wasn’t awed. I wasn’t surprised. There were no surprising plot twists. Lastly, I am certainly NOT going to spend any time thinking about this book now that I’ve finished listening to it.

It’s nice everyone else found it riveting. I found it pedestrian, if not downright predictable.

A dissatisfy bummer of an audio book.

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  • Shayay19
  • 19-05-2019

Nah

The narrators did a good job, so I’d recommend the audio.

I really didn’t like most of this story. The characters are flat and the emotion is missing from the story. The story didn’t bring me in, it all felt basic. I did finish it, so there’s that. It must’ve been interesting enough. Feels like a Gone Girl wannabe; which I hated, so you may like this if you liked that. It’s not the same premise; it just has that same type of feeling.

I hate the whole story within a story scenario. The female lead is an author who is tasked with finishing a comatose woman’s book series, so she stays at the woman’s house to look in her office for info and finds a biography the comatose woman was writing. It features really horrible things. The female lead is attracted to the woman’s husband and there’s something really weird going on at the house.

All the characters suck. They all are just miserable characters and the twist did nothing to change that.

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The heroine sleeping with the husband and putting her teeth marks on the bedpost where the comatose wife did when she was having sex with her husband was just gross. Why is she getting hot thinking of him banging his wife? I never get that in books. Also, I really didn’t need to read about the sex scenes between the male lead and his comatose wife when the female lead and him are making eyes at each other. There’s so many sex scenes in the comatose woman’s bio about the husband and her having sex; very detailed scenes. All of it was just gross.

Overall, this lacked any connection with me. I do like some of Hoover’s books, so I’ll continue to check her books out. I just need to watch the reviews because there are some readers that can’t be objective since they love Hoover so much, so I’ll keep an eye on the lower reviews before reading the next book of hers. This wasn’t horrible, just disappointing.

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  • ❤️ Cyndi Marie ❤️
  • 07-05-2019

4 Stars but I wish It wasn't 6 months late

I need to start by saying that authors who release audiobooks 6 months after the eBook are doing a huge disservice to the audiobook fans. With 6 months of waiting and all the hype about how crazy this book was I had VERY high expectation and I'll be honest I was left underwhelmed. If I had listened when it released and hadn't had 6 months of hype, I know I would have LOVED this book. I truly hope since this author is going completely Indie now that she will do some research on how all the other hundreds of Indie Author do simultaneous releases so us Audiobook people aren't missing out on the excitement and twists that she loves to give us in her amazing work.

Now Verity.... I really enjoyed the writing style of this story. Loved that it was dual POV so we got both "sides" of the story and I loved the characters, Colleen did an amazing job at making me hate Verity. I've listened to everything written by Coho and I love that she is dipping into other Genres. Throughout this entire book I was waiting for the twist, I knew what I thought and I was 1/2 right but the explanation was the surprise for me.

The narration was good. Vanessa Johansson is new to me and at first I wasn't sure out her voice but she was perfect for Lowen. Amy Landon isn't a favorite of mine normally but I think it's more about casting then her work and she was cast perfectly as Verity!

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  • Stephanie P
  • 09-05-2019

Download Now!

This was absolutely impossible to press pause on. It drew me in right from the first minute until the last second. This is my first book by this author, but I am definitely looking into more soon.

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  • Jeannie Babcock
  • 08-08-2019

what did I just read?

Just poor writing. I wanted to love it. I had to read it full through to see what the hype was, but damn. Just a weird, sick, poorly written mess.

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  • Miz Missy
  • 09-05-2019

I couldn't stop listening

Just when I thought I had it all figured out, there's a twist. The story keeps listeners engaged.

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  • CMP
  • 09-05-2019

loved everything about this book

Definitely worth my credit. ***** Five star review for me. kept me intrested the wole time.

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  • Kathy (Adventures of a Bookworm)
  • 08-05-2019

WHAT. THE. CRAP.

WTF is the only thing that keeps repeating on loop having just finished this mindbending thriller. Like, I thought I knew CoHo, but... what did I actually just read?

Oh yeah, the narration was perfect. But the words... yeah, still reeling. I'm terrified of your brain lady.

If any other readers are afraid to read this book like I was.. you should be, but not for the reasons you think. This story is going to grip your brain so tight and twist any preconceived notions you ever had about Colleen Hoover being normal. I mean, she just completely obliterated my brain... but in the best way possible. Thanks for making me feel as batcrap crazy as you apparently are. I mean brilliant. CoHo, you so brilliant, not crazy. Yeah, that's what I meant.

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  • Julia
  • 14-05-2019

Not for me

I don't read psychological thrillers very often but I was intrigued by the set up of this novel. The narrators were good and the story is fast paced and absorbing. The book has an interesting structure (book within a book) and some of the twists were interesting but the plot was too predictable. I also found the characters shallow and unlikeable. Their actions were not believeable in the least.

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  • MR
  • 17-05-2019

Don't believe the hype.

Not sure how this received so many 5 star reviews. I found the plot completely implausible and the characters deeply unlikeable. I had figured out the twists well ahead of their reveals. I persevered through this book on the strength of the reviews but wish I hadn't. I found the mills and boon sex scenes far too frequent and unnecessary also. Returned for a refund.

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  • littledawn
  • 10-05-2019

O.M.G<br />

wow,what a book, colleen has you hooked from the first few sentences,the characters, the tragedy, the twists & turns that make you think you know how its going to end,until the very last page.beware this book is cruel and nothing is what it seems.
you'll cry,laugh and then question how.
but read it,it's a truly good listen/read.

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  • Queendalyn Fonyi
  • 06-09-2019

3.5 stars

Great read till the end. The plot twist ruined it for me and distorted my feelings for the characters. However, great read

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  • Helly
  • 16-07-2019

most excellent

Really loved this book. Finished it over a couple of days. Interesting, gripping and even funny sometimes. Well narrated.

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  • orange kiwi
  • 29-05-2019

Great read, fantastic storyline, page turner!

I loved this book because it just went all over the place. At a certain stage you guess what is happening but then it turns and twists again. The location, that big house near a lake, is also fantastic and you couldn't have chosen a better beginning... or ending. Highly recommend!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 12-05-2019

gripping!

this book had me hooked from the first sentence. it's fast pace and psychological twists and turns, made me devour the entirety in only a few days.

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