Book Review | Verity by Colleen Hoover

59344312._SY475_Pages: 314

Goodreads Rating: 4.37 / 5 stars

My Rating: 4 / 5 stars

Genre: Adult Psychological Thriller

Publication Date: December 10th 2018

Publisher: Independently Published

Synopsis

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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.

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TV Series Thoughts (SPOILER)| You

You (2018)IMDB Rating: 8.1 / 10

My Rating: 8 / 10

Genre: Psychological Thriller

Casts: Penn Badgley, Elizabeth Lail, Luca Padovan, Zach Cherry, Shay Mitchell

Number of Episodes: 10

Running Time: 41 – 71 min / episode

Developed by: Greg Berlanti & Sera Gamble

Synopsis:

A clever bookstore manager relies on his savvy Internet know-how to make the woman of his dreams fall in love with him. (IMDB)

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Slasher Girls & Monster Boys by April Genevieve Tucholke et. al

sgmbPages: 400

Goodreads Rating: 3.89 / 5 stars

My Rating: 4 / 5 stars

Genre: Young Adult Horror, Psychological Thriller

Publication Date: August 18th 2015

Publisher: Dial Books

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For fans of Stephen King, Neil Gaiman, Lois Duncan, and Daphne Du Maurier comes a powerhouse anthology featuring some of the best writers of YA thrillers and horror 

A host of the smartest young adult authors come together in this collection of scary stories and psychological thrillers curated by Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea’s April Genevieve Tucholke.

Each story draws from a classic tale or two—sometimes of the horror genre, sometimes not—to inspire something new and fresh and terrifying. There are no superficial scares here; these are stories that will make you think even as they keep you on the edge of your seat. From bloody horror to supernatural creatures to unsettling, all-too-possible realism, this collection has something for any reader looking for a thrill.

Fans of TV’s The Walking Dead, True Blood, and American Horror Story will tear through tales by these talented authors:

Stefan Bachmann
Leigh Bardugo
Kendare Blake
A. G. Howard
Jay Kristoff
Marie Lu
Jonathan Maberry
Danielle Paige
Carrie Ryan
Megan Shepherd
Nova Ren Suma
McCormick Templeman
April Genevieve Tucholke
Cat Winters

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Hidden Bodies by Caroline Kepnes

HB.jpgPages: 448

Goodreads Rating: 4.20 / 5 stars

My Rating: 4.5 / 5 stars

Genre: Adult, Mystery, Thriller, Psychological Thriller

Publishing Date: February 23 2016

Publisher: Atria/ Emily  Bestler Books

Summary (Goodreads):

In the compulsively readable follow-up to her widely acclaimed debut novel, You, Caroline Kepnes weaves a tale that Booklist calls “the love child of Holden Caulfield and Patrick Bateman.”

Hidden Bodies marks the return of a voice that Stephen King described as original and hypnotic, and through the divisive and charmingly sociopathic character of Joe Goldberg, Kepnes satirizes and dissects our culture, blending suspense with scathing wit.

Joe Goldberg is no stranger to hiding bodies. In the past ten years, this thirty-something has buried four of them, collateral damage in his quest for love. Now he’s heading west to Los Angeles, the city of second chances, determined to put his past behind him.

In Hollywood, Joe blends in effortlessly with the other young upstarts. He eats guac, works in a bookstore, and flirts with a journalist neighbor. But while others seem fixated on their own reflections, Joe can’t stop looking over his shoulder. The problem with hidden bodies is that they don’t always stay that way. They re-emerge, like dark thoughts, multiplying and threatening to destroy what Joe wants most: truelove. And when he finds it in a darkened room in Soho House, he’s more desperate than ever to keep his secrets buried. He doesn’t want to hurt his new girlfriend—he wants to be with her forever. But if she ever finds out what he’s done, he may not have a choice…

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