Verity is an extremely bold endevour. While I was reading it, my mind often refers to You by Caroline Kepnes. After reading the Acknowledgements, it makes perfect sense. Ms. Hoover’s plan on writing in the second person was impeded when You was released but it also further tested her creativity by choosing to maintain writing in the villain’s POV except with more complicated and honestly genius twists and manipulative tactics blurring the lines between what is real and what is not.
The complexities of writing and the mind processes of writers were tackled and it makes me kind of scared of my favorite psycho-thriller writers right now, Ms. Hoover now definitely included. Lol! Until the very last chapter I still don’t know which is true. I’m just trying to convince myself of the truth I chose to made peace with.
The whole time I was reading, I was terrified, amazingly bothered, but also definitely curious all at the same time. I wanted to finish it fast and at the same time I was scared about what I might read next. It was definitely an unforgettable, chilling, and shocking reading experience and I would stop here because just like any book by Ms. Hoover, Verity is best read when you know little about it. I must warn you though, prepare yourself both mentally and emotionally. Also make sure that you don’t scare easily because many times it’s really creepy. Lol. It’s going to be a super wild read.