“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, to sort through years of Verity’s notes and outlines, hoping to find enough material to get started.
Lowen uncovers an unfinished autobiography Verity never intended anyone to read, with pages of bone-chilling admissions, including Verity’s recollection of the night their family was forever altered. Lowen decides to keep the manuscript hidden from Jeremy, knowing its contents would devastate him.
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…”
I’m so glad I started off my 2019 reading list with this one. It was truly a magnificent read. I loved it. Of course as always I did have my guesses and they did turn out to be true so there wasn’t exactly much of an element of surprise.
But apart from that, the way the story folded out was truly amazing. I read it in one sitting because it was truly amazing and there was no way I was going to be able to sleep after reading it halfway through. I don’t know whether it was because of the weather that day when I was reading it or whether it was the story itself, but it had an element of eeriness to it and it did freak me out a bit.
This is the first ever book written by Colleen Hoover that I’ve read and this made me a fan. The author has done a wonderful job of interlacing romance with mystery and just the right amount of spookiness. 10 on 10 would recommend this to anyone.