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.
Author: Colleen Hoover
Publication Date: December 7, 2018
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Genres: Adult, Thriller, Romance
Not wholly surprising, but a good read nevertheless. Jane Eyre meets the next disturbing thriller in this CoHo completely different than her others. BEWARE of some SPOILERS. Mild ones though.
I never fell in love with Jeremy because…cheating. Also, for that reason, I never fully trusted him. I always felt weird about him and he was kinda odd doing things with Lowen (who was no perfect peach herself).
I kinda love that this was a book of messed-up people. I can appreciate an unreliable narrator, which Low certainly was. There were a lot of little things thrown into this book to further cement my distrust of all the characters. Low’s sleepwalking, the child’s weird knife accidents, Jeremy’s infidelity and odd remarks.
The ending wasn’t completely surprising to me though. Whether that was because so many people told me there was a big twist at the end so I was expecting it or because it wasn’t very well hidden will forever be a mystery to me. Either way, I still enjoyed this book.
Overall, I don’t usually read books in this genre so it was a fun adventure for me! I can see why so many people love it and left this book feeling disturbed. I would recommend for people who enjoy thrillers with a hint of romance.
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I'm All Booked Up YA says
You’ve intrigued us with saying it’s a book with an unreliable narrator and messed up characters.
The Book View says
It’s super messed up which is part of what makes it such an interesting book