𝐁𝐲 𝐂𝐨𝐥𝐥𝐞𝐞𝐧 𝐇𝐨𝐨𝐯𝐞𝐫
𝐏𝐮𝐛𝐥𝐢𝐬𝐡𝐞𝐝: 𝟕𝐭𝐡 𝐃𝐞𝐜𝐞𝐦𝐛𝐞𝐫 𝟐𝟎𝟏𝟖
𝐆𝐞𝐧𝐫𝐞: 𝐓𝐡𝐫𝐢𝐥𝐥𝐞𝐫/ 𝐒𝐮𝐬𝐩𝐞𝐧𝐬𝐞
𝐑𝐞𝐚𝐝𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐘𝐞𝐚𝐫: 𝟐𝟎𝟐𝟑
Lowen Ashleigh, a struggling writer adrift without a family or a place to call her own, is presented with a unique opportunity. She's approached by the husband of the renowned best-selling author Verity Crawford, who, due to an injury, is unable to complete the final three books in her widely acclaimed series. Drawn in by the offer and the chance for financial stability, Lowen agrees to take on the task. This decision leads her to become a temporary resident in the Crawford household, where she's tasked with sifting through Verity's notes and papers.
The Crawford family is reeling from the profound loss of their twin daughters, a tragedy that weighs heavily on both Jeremy, Verity's husband and their surviving son. Lowen finds herself empathizing with their grief and, in the process, unearths Verity's incomplete autobiography. Within its pages lie unsettling confessions and bone-chilling, disturbing revelations that plunge Lowen into the depths of Verity's darkest secrets.
As Lowen delves deeper into Verity's manuscript, she finds her relationship with Jeremy taking unexpected and intense turns, blurring the lines between her personal involvement and the chilling discoveries she's making about Verity's mind. The narrative unfolds into a gripping tale that interweaves the complexities of human emotions, psychological suspense, and the fragile boundaries between truth and manipulation.
Within the pages of this book, I encountered numerous chilling and unsettling moments that transcended time, unfolding both in the present narrative and through the pages of Verity's autobiography, to which we are granted access via select chapters, just like Lowen herself. This unique narrative approach added an exhilarating layer to the story.
My journey through this romantic thriller genre was a captivating experience, and I eagerly anticipate the prospect of more such enthralling tales from the talented Colleen Hoover in the future. This novel has left me hungry for more of the suspense, intrigue, and emotional depth that she skillfully wove into this gripping tale.
Right from the very first page, I found myself completely engrossed. This story possesses a level of creativity that's utterly enthralling, making it nearly impossible to tear my eyes away. It's a literary experience unlike any I've ever encountered, ensuring that each page held a delightful surprise, fueling my desire to keep delving deeper. As the truth within the narrative grew progressively darker and more convoluted, I had no choice but to cling to the story for dear life. This book utterly astounded me, firmly refusing to release its grip on my attention. I read and read, unable to break away, a reading marathon I've never embarked upon before. The narrative was peppered with countless jaw-dropping moments that left me in awe. The characters were masterfully portrayed, their vivid images dancing in my mind as I progressed through the story. The author's writing style was a revelation, adding an intense layer to this gripping tale. To put it plainly, this was one unforgettably intense read. The author's skilful storytelling left me in sheer admiration. And as for the ending, it couldn't have been more perfect, delivering a twist that left me saying, "Wow!"
I wholeheartedly recommend this book to fellow thriller enthusiasts who savour the sinister and the enigmatic, as it's a narrative that will undoubtedly leave you spellbound.
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