Books from the Backlog #238

Posted November 3, 2022 by Carole in Books from the Backlog / 9 Comments

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This week’s neglected book

Books from the Backlog #238Verity by Colleen Hoover
Narrator: Vanessa Johansson, Amy Landon
Published by Audible Studios on May 7, 2019
Genres: Fiction / Thrillers / Psychological
Length: 8 hours 10 minutes
Format: Audiobook
Source: Purchased
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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+.

Why did I add Verity to my bookshelf?

I bought this book a couple of years ago. I have only read 2 books written by Colleen Hoover so far but I liked them and am interested in reading more of her work. I have a couple of nieces that read a little bit and they keep telling me that I need to read this book. In fact, the last I saw them they looked at me and asked if I had read this book yet. It’s not a long audiobook so I am going to try to work it in soon just so I can tell my nieces that – Yes, I have read the book!

What are your thoughts? Have you read this book?  Would you recommend it?

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9 responses to “Books from the Backlog #238

  1. I haven’t read this author, mostly because I find she writes mainly contemporaries. I did note that this one was more mystery like so it was on my sorta watch list but I don’t think I ever heard much about it! I guess I’ll wait for you to read it and tell me if it is something I need to read! Lol!

  2. Oh man, I have been dragging my feet right along with you. I’ve got this one on my shelf, too. It looks really good so I have no idea why I don’t have it read yet.

  3. I am not a big thriller reader, but I have heard good things about this book. I have read a good amount of CoHo books (I like contemporaries), but not this one.