Verity by Colleen Hoover
A Mystery/Thriller, 2018 by Grand Central Publishing, 336 Pages
What I Didn’t Like:
- Content warning, in case you need it. This one contains lots of sexual language, violence, violence against children and death. Also if you, in general, don’t like unreliable narrators you’ll probably not be a fan of this book.
- The big reveal of a plot twist left me with a lot of unanswered questions about how it would be possible/plausible. I don’t want to spoil anything so I’ll just leave it at that.
- I really, really didn’t like Lowen. She came across as whiny, she read entirely too slow for my tastes (seriously girl, did you need weeks to read those chapters?), and she had zero respect for the wife from the drop.
What I Did Like:
- Good creepy vibe. More than once I was shocked at the way something was worded or how something happened, which is exactly what you want in a story like this.
- That final chapter, which is getting a lot of hate from some reviews, is EXACTLY how I wanted this book to end. Epic, amazing ending that will leave me thinking about these characters for a long time. This one single chapter will have book clubs all over the country talking about this book on endless repeat. Brilliant ending.
- Jeremy. Ok, here me out (there are a lot of Jeremy haters out there too). He wasn’t supposed to be the character you feel like you know the most! We learned about Jeremy through two other first hand narrators, never from HIM. That’s brilliant and it adds to his mysteriousness, making him a sort of puzzle I enjoyed trying to solve.
Who Should Read This One:
- Unreliable narrator fans.
- Fans of big twists and shocking endings.
- If you liked Gone Girl, give this one a read.