“What you read will taste so bad at times, you’ll want to spit it out, but you’ll swallow these words and they will become part of you, part of your gut, and you will hurt because of them.”
Fiction – Romance/Thriller
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 what really happened the day her daughter died.
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.
SHOOK! MIND BLOWN!
I’m honestly still trying to pick my jaw up off the floor after reading this one! I loved the combination of genres in this book! Colleen Hoover really branched out from her usual romance novels and delivered an astonishing, mind-boggling thriller that I will not be forgetting anytime soon!
I’m going to keep this review short and sweet because I really think you should just go into this book not knowing much about it. I was sucked in from page one and would have read this book straight through if I didn’t have adult responsibilities. The story of Verity is edgy and creepy in all the best ways! The level of suspense was seriously perfection. One thing I want to mention is that this book is highly sexually graphic. If you have issues reading sexual content and details, this book may not be for you. Additionally, there are some very disturbing scenes that are explained in pretty explicit detail. However, if you don’t mind that and are looking for a thriller that will leave you reeling until the very last page, do not wait to pick this one up!