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Verity

Written by: Colleen Hoover
Length: 8 hrs and 10 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (163 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

A number-one best seller in several categories with over 14,000 five-star ratings on Goodreads. 

From the number-one New York Times best-selling and award-winning author Colleen Hoover comes "A stand-alone romantic thriller that is tragic, creepy, and brilliant!" (Mel Reader Reviews

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+.

©2018 Colleen Hoover (P)2019 Audible, Inc.

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Great book - HORRIBLE narration

I read this book a few months ago and couldn't put it down. It's a fantastic read - well written, easy to follow and suspenseful right until the very last line. I never pick up thrillers but this was recommended to me and I'm so glad it was! I saw that the audiobook for Verity was released today so I figured I'd give it a listen while I work away on some boring data entry. I'm not sure which narrator is which but one is much more enjoyable to listen to than the other. The first narrator who narrates the protagonist, Lowen, along with all other character with the exception of Verity was fine to listen to. She isn't the most organic narrator but I wouldn't refuse to listen to more of her work. The second author, however, who narrates Verity's manuscript is the worst narrator I've ever listened to! She sounds like you're listening to Siri read a book to you. It's painstakingly annoying. She has almost no inflection whatsoever and sounds like her parts were sped up. When I slowed her parts down a bit it was slightly more palatable but just barely. It is very disappointing that such a great book is this annoying to listen to. Pick up the book to read - you won't be disappointed. Please don't judge the book on this narration!

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What a Surprise!!

The story is ridiculously entertaining and creepy. I LOVED it!! It keeps you guessing until the very end. And the narration / performance was perfect; in line with the characters.

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wanted to love it...but...

So the reviews on this book are amazing and I was fully prepared for lots of twists and turns! but unfortunately, not much happens until the very end and then there's really only one twist. There's a ton of Graphic sex which normally doesn't bug me but it got old after chapter after chapter of it.

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Messed up...but in a good way

Totally crazy story, and half the time I couldn’t believe what I was listening to...and I couldn’t wait to hear what happened next

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WOW

This book took me by surprise. At first I thought the book was a porn. Then it switched and turned into a Murder story. It definitely wasn’t an all time favorite but enjoyed the never stop action.-/

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Believe the hype!

Amazing! Believe the hype. Twist after twist and so disturbing while also being kind of romantic. 10/10 recommend.

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I was thrilled!

I couldn't stop listening , very interesting book and a little dark but I highly recommend it 👍

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Definitely binge-listen worthy!

Draws you in immediately and keeps you guessing until the end. The two narrators enhance the differences between the two main characters and do a great job. Plenty of shocks and a few twists as you approach the end...

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WOW

Very suspenseful....had my mind going around in circles trying to guess what was going to happen next. The narrators were very good.

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Predictable

A very exciting concept. I wished I hadn’t anticipate and known each what each next step would be

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  • 2019-05-16

intriguing but skip if triggered by child abuse

I really liked this book and it is only my 2nd from this author. It seemed predictable at times and other times made me want to throw up from the child abuse. I did not see the end coming which puts a different perspective on the whole story but it was hard to keep going during some of the parts because I just can't take stories with children being harmed in them. I'm glad I did stick it out and the narrator's were fantastic but I will not be reading this again. I recommend this book to thrill junkies but not to anyone who is sensitive to child violent situations, either emotionally or physically.

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  • Jeannie Babcock
  • 2019-08-08

what did I just read?

Just poor writing. I wanted to love it. I had to read it full through to see what the hype was, but damn. Just a weird, sick, poorly written mess.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2019-05-09

Almost a 5 Star book, but sadly not

This is a hard one to rate. I loved the whole book up, and didn’t want to stop listening. If you would have asked me to rate it anytime before the last hour I would have given it 5 ⭐️. However, I was very unsatisfied with the ending. Like really? It could have been great, instead it was like, huh? Ok. I call bs but ok. And I’m sure that was the authors intention, but I didn’t care for that approach. When the story has you drawn in from the beginning you expect to be wowed by the ending. Instead it got a shrug. I guess if you don’t normally listen to suspense you’ll probably be satisfied with it, but being that I like dark and suspenseful I was left wanting. I would still recommend the book however as I said it did keep my attention which is hard. Just don’t get your hopes too high for some huge BELIEVABLE plot twist. I liked the first narrator. I don’t care for the narrator of Verity, but she was a lot less annoying in this one than some of her others. She was tolerable.

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  • Bee
  • 2019-10-11

Why all the Raves ?

This was baaaad ..... I don’t understand the Glowing reviews ? Could have been interesting until the main character enters a restroom with a strange man and takes her bloody blouse off in front of him ? Yeah , Nope.

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  • Claudia Boyer
  • 2019-09-26

disappointed listener

Ridiculous story. Way overboard with the salacious sex. Was a waste of time . Started out promising but had a disappointing ending.

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  • K. Naglieri
  • 2019-11-25

There are much better mysteries out there

This was mediocre at best. It's main redeeming quality is that it's fast paced. But none of the characters are likable, the basic premise is ridiculous, so many things are introduced as if they'll be important but then never returned to, and the end falls into the "a letter explains everything" trope that is just lazy writing. For much better mysteries, check out Tana French or Jane Harper.

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  • Ann
  • 2019-08-17

Other reviews totally oversold it!

is Audible paying reviewers now? Who are you people and why did you love this book??? I wasn’t awed. I wasn’t surprised. There were no surprising plot twists. Lastly, I am certainly NOT going to spend any time thinking about this book now that I’ve finished listening to it. It’s nice everyone else found it riveting. I found it pedestrian, if not downright predictable. A dissatisfy bummer of an audio book.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2019-09-24

I woulda left

a little dirty and little like “DAMN WHAT?!” but overall a good thriller with a good (predictable???) twist. get ya ears ready for some cringe worthy imagery!!

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  • Christy Skinner
  • 2019-10-03

Way too much sex

If you don't like to hear about someone's sex life over and over and over and over again, don't buy this book. It wasn't even good sex scenes. Just lots of F*&^ing. I started fast forwarding through it after awhile it was so bad. The twist at the end was pretty good. I didn't see it coming. That's the only reason the story got 3 stars from me. The narrators were good.

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  • Rowena1999
  • 2019-08-09

Okay - lost me at the end

I was both thrilled and horrified by the majority of the book and would have rated it higher for the extreme villain character and storyline, but the author lost me with the ending.

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