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Verity de Colleen Hoover
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Verity (edició 2021)

de Colleen Hoover (Autor)

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New York Times Bestseller USA Today Bestseller The Globe and Mail Bestseller Publishers Weekly Bestseller Whose truth is the lie? Stay up all night reading the sensational psychological thriller that has readers obsessed, from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of It Ends With Us. 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 the night her family was forever altered.   Lowen decides to keep the manuscript hidden from Jeremy, knowing its contents could 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 loving her.… (més)
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Títol:Verity
Autors:Colleen Hoover (Autor)
Informació:Grand Central Publishing (2021), Edition: Reprint, 336 pages
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Wow. It's been a LONG time since I sat my butt down and read an ENTIRE book in one sitting. The writing was quite easy to understand, so the pages just flew by––especially with a taut mystery with one surprise-of-a-heck ending. Some parts were too predictable (hence the 4 *'s), especially with the narrator falling in love with the married man. Why do we have to have that motif in so many books? The mystery part drove the book; that was the engine that kept the plot moving. Overall, a fast and fun read. ( )
  crabbyabbe | Sep 27, 2022 |
This was.....just...toooo much for me. YES, the author definitely created a page turner of page turners but.....as perhaps the initial attitude of the speaker in the story. Lowen. sort of seems to be saying when she first finds the autobiographical manuscript......SO much SEX (too much is putting it mildly)! Really, a truly creepy, horrifying story with people who turn out to be rather terrifying! Why does one keep reading such a book? Because you just HAVE to see how the author is going to come to some sort of conclusion...but this leaves the reader with a very questionable future for Lowen, the one who is telling us all of this. ( )
  nyiper | Sep 25, 2022 |
I gave this 4 stars due to excessive graphic sexual content and language. Not something I'd hand to just anyone. That being said, I did enjoy it (using headphones), plot is very involved, performance is good, and the ending is not the same old same old.

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. ( )
  Gmomaj | Sep 1, 2022 |
“I think the idea of me is better than the reality of me.”

As a disclaimer, this was my first Colleen Hoover novel. I have never felt the urge to check out any of her romance-centered books despite their overwhelming popularity on Goodreads and the astounding loyalty of the author's fan-base. But since I have a soft spot for fast-paced thrillers, and Verity appeared to be the one book where Hoover seriously attempted to meddle in this genre, I decided to give it a try.

And what a page-turner this is. I did not expect to do so, did not even plan to do so, but I literally could not put this book down, feeling compelled to turn the page with every new mind-twisting cliffhanger at the end of a chapter. It helps that Verity feels like it has been written for fast consumption, where the flow of Hoover's prose helps you fly through the pages. It is also surprisingly short—just when I thought that the set-up of the story was probably about complete, I realized I was already more than halfway through the entire novel—but never suffers from it: the pacing is just right, and all the unnecessary fat seems to have been cut away, rendering it all the more effective at what the author set out to achieve.

Without turning this into a spoiler of any sorts, Verity basically consists of two stories: the main frame story, and a book written within the book. Whenever an author applies such a technique, I usually find myself annoyed because one of those stories is almost always more interesting, more gripping than the other. But Colleen Hoover managed to balance those two plot threads perfectly; to my immense surprise, both narrative strings were equally compelling.

My main reasoning for ending up with a three-star rating is that I just couldn't connect as much as I wanted to. Since even the slightest hint of a plot revelation could dampen the experience for those who have not read the book, I will mention some of my issues within the spoiler tag:

There is a romance subplot that felt really forced and contrived. At some point, I thought it was part of the author manipulating us, but ... turns out she wasn't in the end. The love affair between Lowen and Jeremy never seemed sincere, especially for something that received so much build-up from the first minute. On that matter, the character development for Lowen felt like it could have done well with a little more nuance and attention to detail.

And then the ending. Probably my biggest gripe with an otherwise perfectly entertaining novel. It's not what the ending was, per se: narrative-wise, I liked the decision Hoover made here, and the ambiguity that is introduced through the epilogue. Genuinely, I thought it was brilliant.
What dampened it for me was the way it was executed, the rush. The author's ambition to cut off all unnecessary baggage, make it as short and effective as possible, actually made the ending feel so rushed that I was genuinely surprised by how quickly it was over. For so much intense build-up, so much drama and mystery and so many thrills, the climax felt anticlimactic and like someone just let all the accrued tension leak away.
Again, my problem is not what happens, but more the way it was written that didn't work for me personally.


Still, this novel was on the upper end of the three-star tier for me, and I'm still considering whether I should just go ahead and give it those four stars. (One might almost get the impression that I'm overthinking my ratings too much, but come on, we all do.)

In short, a gripping page-turner. Some issues here and there, but if you're looking for a novel that grabs your attention from the beginning (which, quite literally, means the opening scene), and will have you turning each page yearning to know what happens next, this one deserves to be checked out. It's also a clever throwback to the steamy, sexually charged romantic thrillers that were so popular during the late eighties and nineties. A sick, darkly twisted, often disturbing novel that makes for intense, fast-paced entertainment.

Now, whether I feel inclined to check out another one of Colleen Hoover's novels, I'm not so sure about that yet. The contemporary romance genre really hasn't piqued my interest in a long while. ( )
  Councillor3004 | Sep 1, 2022 |
Not a fan, too bad because Hoover can write and devise complex plots but this one was a complete miss for me. ( )
  kimkimkim | Aug 29, 2022 |
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New York Times Bestseller USA Today Bestseller The Globe and Mail Bestseller Publishers Weekly Bestseller Whose truth is the lie? Stay up all night reading the sensational psychological thriller that has readers obsessed, from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of It Ends With Us. 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 the night her family was forever altered.   Lowen decides to keep the manuscript hidden from Jeremy, knowing its contents could 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 loving her.

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