V: Verity by Colleen Hoover #atozchallenge

The Blogging from A to Z April Challenge  is for bloggers who wish to participate by publishing a blog post every day in April except for Sundays. Each blog post will focus on a letter of the alphabet. For example April 1 will be A, April 2 will be B and on it goes. By the end of April, a blog post for every letter of the alphabet will have been posted. My theme for 2023 is Book Reviews.

You can read my reviews without worrying about spoilers. My reviews are quite brief and I give away nothing more than you would read on the back cover or on Goodreads.

Colleen Hoover



Lowen is a struggling writer who is not earning enough money for her everyday needs, when she is offered a job, that any writer would think was a once in a lifetime opportunity. Best selling author Verity, is very ill and unable to finish the remaining books of her best selling series. Her husband offers Lowen the job of completing these books.

Lowen moves into the house with Verity and her husband so that she can read Verity’s work, and study her research papers. She very quickly finds, Verity’s autobiography with very surprising and shocking information about Verity’s life. Lowen is very distracted from the research and, as she gets deeper into the autobiography, has a feeling that all isn’t as it seems.

My Thoughts

Before reading Verity, I had read a book by this author that seemed to be very popular, but it was a book that I didn’t really enjoy. I had Verity on my list to read next, and wasn’t really expecting much from it, however, I did enjoy most of it. The story line is very unusual, which I really liked. I found characters hard to work out, and couldn’t make up my mind if they were ‘good or bad’. However, even that didn’t spoil my enjoyment of the book. The suspense was at times stomach churning and anxiety producing which, really, is what you want in a thriller

I was completely mystified by what was happening, and at times confused about what was going on, but I was ok with that too. I was waiting until all would be revealed, but when it was, it was unexpected. I found the ending very annoying and disappointing which is why I have given Verity a low star rating. In fact, I felt ripped off, that I had invested so many hours reading for such an ending.

I realise that somebody else might read this book and love the ending. I noticed on Goodreads that Verity received stars from 1 to 5, so obviously the ending was loved by some. It wasn’t for me.

I’d be interested to hear what you thought, if you have read this book.

Star Rating 

Please note that my star rating system isn’t at all based on literary merit, but is based on my enjoyment for the book. For me a book that gets five stars, is a book that I really enjoyed, and found difficult to put down.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️Unputdownable. Would definitely read again
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️Fantastic read. Not to be missed.
⭐️⭐️⭐️Enjoyable read. Would recommend.
⭐️⭐️Wouldn’t read again
⭐️Don’t recommend this book again

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Next Phase In Fitness & Life
 and Tracking Down The Family

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11 thoughts on “V: Verity by Colleen Hoover #atozchallenge

  1. I read my first Colleen Hoover, It ends with us, this week, although I enjoyed it I won’t be racing out to read another when I have so much on my TBR list

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  2. Pingback: A to Z Reflection Post #atozchallenge | Jennifer's Best Bookish Blog

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