“One should only walk away from an autobiography with, at best, an uncomfortable distaste for its author.” – 5/5 stars!
Attention! This book contains: pseudonyms, wheelchairs, knives, old notes, autobiographies, manuscripts, baby monitors, nurses and antagonists.
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.
A standalone romantic thriller from #1 New York Times bestselling author Colleen Hoover.
What the… I’m sorry, what just happened?!
To be completely honest, I’m not even surprised by this point: this is another unique, amazing novel from the one and only, Colleen Hoover. What I like so much about her books is that even though she has a very specific style (a lot of drama and plot twists), she writes very unique and out-of-the-box stories.
This one in particular was incredible! I couldn’t put the book down until I was finished with the story and I knew exactly what was going on. There were so many scenes that freaked me out, but I couldn’t stop!
The writing is wonderful: it’s disturbing, wicked and very intelligent. I personally think this is the kind of book you should go into without knowing too much about the story.
And don’t even get me started on that ending! When the bomb dropped, I had to put the book down, close my eyes and take a quick breath. I’m still processing what I read!
Anyways, this is a must-read if you like Colleen’s books! It’s amazing and very worth it (and probably one of my new favorites from her).