is only the second novel I've read by Ms Hoover.
To say it was much different from "It Ends with
Us" would be a huge understatement! It is
very suspenseful and at times only suited for
mature readers. That's not to say the story
isn't captivating because the reader is left
wondering what is fact and what is someone's
imagination. Is Verity really as evil as her
autobiography would lead you to believe.
Which leads me to repeat from previous reviews -
my definition of a really good read is one you
can't wait to get back to.
The story begins with
Lowen Ashleigh, a struggling writer, being offered
a dream job when hired by the husband of a
bestselling author to complete a successful series
his injured wife, Verity, isn't able to finish. Lowen
goes to Verity's home to sort through her notes
and files to get started on her assignment. What
Lowen discovers though in Verity's office is an
unfinished autobiography. Verity is admitting to
actions she never intended anyone else to know
about. The autobiography is not only captivating
As Lowen tries to
focus on her work she becomes more fond of
Verity's husband Jeremy. But, she also
becomes more wary of Verity who is bedridden.
Unable to talk or walk... How can you become
fearful of a woman in this condition? Clues begin
to emerge at this point.
When Lowen's feelings
begin to deepen for Jeremy she wonders if it is
wise to keep the manuscript from him. After all,
most of it relates to his children. Or, is
she being selfish due to her feelings for Jeremy.
Surely he couldn't continue to love a person as
cruel and manipulative as Verity
This novel is a
psychological thriller like none other I've read
in recent times. To the very last page the
reader is left wondering if Verity is really this
evil? A page turner without a doubt.