21 Chilling Thriller Books Like Colleen Hoover’s ‘Verity’

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If you’re looking for books similar to Verity, I get you because everyone loves Colleen Hoover’s thriller book about author Verity Crawford and can’t get enough of it. 

The Psychological thriller book has a compelling plot that will have everyone look for books like Verity, once finishing reading it. 

Verity is a romantic psychological thriller that has become a word-of-mouth hit in both Bookstagram and BookTok. 

This mystery romance thriller with unexpected twists is so addictive that it will have you on the edge of your seat. 

Although ‘Verity’ has quite a different plot and storyline compared to Hoover’s other romance novels, this domestic thriller does offer steamy scenes. Which is why I think Verity is definitely one of the best Colleen Hoover thriller books. 

So if you have loved Colleen Hoover’s thriller book and looking for similar books to read in 2022, I am here to help! 

In this list, you can get books similar to Verity, in plot, theme, and characters. Addictive thrillers that are perfect for you, if you’re wondering what to read after Verity!

Verity Book Summary

Lowen Ashleigh is a struggling writer on the brink of financial ruin when she accepts the job offer of a lifetime. Jeremy Crawford, the 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.


Books similar to Verity

Here are 21 suspenseful thriller books like Verity by Colleen Hoover. They are fast-paced love story books that will instantly give you a chill until the very end.

The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides

If you love dark thrillers and are unable to find books just like ‘Verity’, then read Alex Michaelides’ novel. I have included The Silent Patient in the list of books to read if you liked Verity because it’s an intriguing novel featuring complex characters.

Alex Michaelides’s The Silent Patient follows Alicia Berenson, a famous painter who was living the quintessential married life with her husband in the heart of London. Her husband was a well-known fashion photographer and has always been the perfect life partner one can ask for. On a sudden night, Alicia turned to violence and shot her husband five times without any explanation. She was later moved to a secure forensic facility in North London and remained there as a silent patient. Soon the high-profile domestic tragedy made headlines and caught much attention.

The plot pretty much revolves around a criminal psychotherapist Theo Faber trying to figure out the unspoken reality of Alicia’s married life. The Silent Patient is a perfect read with plot twists for the lovers of Colleen Hoover’s Verity.


Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier

Rebecca” by Daphne du Maurier is a gothic novel that follows an unnamed narrator. While as a companion for a wealthy American woman in Monte Carlo, she meets the rich widower Maxim de Winter and falls in love. Once the newlywed couple arrives in Cornwall, England, the shadow of Maxim’s first wife, Rebecca, looms large over their new life together. Rebecca” by Daphne du Maurier is a great book to read after Colleen Hoover’s “Verity” as both novels feature strong female protagonists who are dealing with their own personal demons both novels are psychological thrillers that keep readers on the edge of their seats with their gripping plots and mysterious characters. It’s definitely one of the best books for the fans of Verity.


The Wife Upstairs by Rachel Hawkins

The Wife Upstairs is an atmospheric, twisted love triangle domestic suspense that follows, Jane, a broke dog-walker in Thornfield Estates. Everything changes when she meets recently widowed and Thornfield Estates’ most mysterious resident, Eddie Rochester. He is not only wealthy and good-looking but also the kind of protection she’s always yearned for. The Wife Upstairs flips the script to a timeless tale of forbidden romance. Similar to Colleen Hoover’s Verity, the story is filled with delicious suspense and plot twists. So if you are looking for a domestic thriller that you can read in want to read in a single sitting, The Wife Upstairs is a great book. 


Lock Every Door by Riley Sager

A broke girl, Jules Larsen’s new job is to be an apartment sitter at the Bartholomew, a building in Manhattan, abiding by a set of no questions asked rules. If you love Verity because of the heroine, you’ll like Riley Sager’s Lock Every.

The building she starts working at is one of the poshest areas of Manhattan, and the residents are one of the most famous and wealthy individuals in the town. Jules is all set to embark upon her new life and looking forward to being the best at her new job. There she meets her co-worker Ingrid, who often reminds her of her sister. As they both share the desk, Ingrid decides to tell Jules about Bartholomew’s dark secrets. While Jules ignores them all, the next day, Ingrid suddenly disappears. Jules is now set to investigate the disappearance of Ingrid, where she uncovers shocking truths about Bartholomew and plans her escape before it is too late.

Like Colleen Hoover’s Verity, Lock Every Door is an unputdownable thriller with great writing.


The Paris Apartment by Lucy Foley

After facing serious life crises, Jess is about to leave all of her present life behind and move in with her half-brother Ben, who lives in Paris alone.

The day Jess moved in, she found the apartment was a lot nicer than she had anticipated before. While Jess keeps wondering how her brother can afford this lifestyle, Ben is missing for an awfully long time. Jess, being impatient, starts asking questions about her missing brother and encounters some very suspicious answers from the neighbors. She is now trying to solve the mystery herself, encircling all the evidence she can find.

Jess very much reminds me of Lowen from ‘Verity’. Both are likable heroines. If you want to read more romantic thriller books after Verity, Lucy Foley’s The Paris Apartment is a must-read.


Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

Probably one of the most novel that everyone recommends after Verity is probably Gone Girl. Like Verity, it’s a psychological thriller that explores very dark themes. You would be captivated by plot twists and creepy tones. The story mainly follows the disappearance of Amy Dunne on her fifth wedding anniversary. We follow the story in the alternating perspectives of Amy and her husband Nick, who is the prime suspect in her disappearance.


Confessions by Kanae Minato

The next book in the list of books like Verity is a psychological thriller set in Japan. Confessions follows a high school teacher Yuko Moriguch who seeks revenge on her students after her daughter is murdered. The main similarity between Confessions and Verity is that both explore the themes of punishment, despair, and tragic love. While reading both of these novels, you will feel fascinated and repulsed. 


Layla by Colleen Hoover

If you’re wondering whether there are any Colleen Hoover books similar to Verity, you will de delighted to discover, Layla. Hoover’s 2020 paranormal mystery thriller romance is an emotionally-charged and intense novel that is ideal to read after Verity.

After falling in love with the girl of his dreams, a young musician named Leeds Gabriel discovers that his happiness is threatened by several strange and unsettling events. But after one unfortunate turn of events, the girl Layla suffers in the hospital, fighting for her life. Leeds’s happiness was quickly threatened. He finally decides to try and save his relationship with his girlfriend by bringing her back to the bed & breakfast where they first met. However, when he meets Willow, another guest, he begins to fall in love with her despite his own troubles.

The plot features a variety of elements that are both psychological and paranormal, and the novel’s twists and turns keep the readers on the edge of their seats. With elements of romance, mystery, and psychological thriller Layla is indeed a book similar to Verity by Colleen Hoover.


Too Good to Be True by Carola Lovering

Next in the list of books that are like Colleen Hoover’s Verity to read, comes an addictive book. Skye Starling has been struggling with OCD since her mother passed, which ultimately hindered her relationship with her fiancé, a 46-year-old financial advisor Burke Michaels.

Later in the story, Burke is seen to have a marriage therapy session where he is discovered as married with three children. Burke has been planning all along to court Skye and take advantage of her inheritance. In this engaging novel, Lovering seamlessly confuses multiple timelines of Burke, a 17-year-old Heather, and Skye, the former student who has been struggling with her own issues with OCD.

As books like Verity seem to have great characters and unexpected surprises in the story, Too Good to Be True is also one such book. 


Local Woman Missing by Mary Kubica

The intriguing mystery thriller describes the disappearance of two women and a six-year-old Delilah and the sudden return of Delilah after 11 years. It raises many questions about the missing women and their whereabouts. The book revolves around three storylines that have been cleverly put together with many nail-biting narrations, just like Colleen Hoover’s Verity. 


The Maidens by Alex Michaelides

Among the books that are identical to Verity next comes The Maidens, a psychological thriller that revolves around the male protagonist, Edward Fosca, a professor at Cambridge University and loved by all.

The story gets intricate when Mariana, a former Cambridge student, has a suspicion about the death of a female student who happens to be a member of a secret all-female society called “The Maidens”. Mariana had an instinct of the involvement of Fosca in the murder as he is adored by the Maidens group.

The story keeps the reader on their toes as Mariana, who was recovering from the loss of her husband’s death, tries to investigate more about the connection between Fosca and the cult.


November 9 by Colleen Hoover 

If you’re a fan of Verity you’ll like Colleen Hoover’s November 9 as well. If are yet to find the answer to the question of what Colleen Hoover book should I read after Verity, get this book.

On the last day in California Fallon is having an argument with her arrogant father. Just as things were about to go out of control, she is rescued by a young writer named Ben who pretends to be her boyfriend. Later, the two spend the night together and decide to meet on the same day every year.

Fallon and Ben’s relationship is quite similar to that of Verity and Jeremy, the main characters of Colleen Hoover’s Verity


The Last Mrs.Parrish by Lynne Constantine

One of the best parts about Colleen Hoover’s twisty page-turner ‘Verity’ is its fully human and complex female characters.

So if you have loved reading about such complicated women in stories, ‘The Last Mrs.Parish’ is a perfect choice. Similar to the book ‘Verity’, Liv Constantine’s shocking thriller is full of chilling plots and incredible twists. The story is about Amber Patterson who yearns for money and power. She is tired of being nobody so she decided to become the best friend of Daphne- the glamorous socialite from the town of Bishops Harbor. But then Amber doesn’t stop there, she has big plans and she is determined to walk over anyone who disrupts her, even Daphne. Lynne Constantine definitely deserves to be among the books to read if you loved Colleen Hoover’s psychological thriller book.



The Plot by Jean Hanff Korelitz 

Next comes a thoroughly unsettling literary thriller and suspense novel just like Verity.

The Plot has a compelling premise. Jacob Finch Bonner was once a celebrated young novelist. But he has been able to remain successful for a long time. Now he is teaching at an MFA program and hasn’t published a good book in years. But when one of the most arrogant students in his class, Evan Parker, who has had an idea for a fascinating plot, dies, Jacob takes it and writes a bestselling novel. But then just as he is enjoying the wealth and fame the novel has given him, he receives an anonymous email that says “You are a thief”.

This fast-paced novel is well-crafted and you should read it immediately after Verity. 


Behind Closed Doors by B.A. Paris 

Books like Verity can grab the reader from the beginning, so if you are looking for a domestic thriller like Colleen Hoover’s novel, or wondering what to read next after Verity, Behind Closed Doors is a good choice.

B.A Paris’ debut novel ‘Behind Closed Doors’ is a dark storyline that will keep you guessing. The story follows the couple Jack and Grace, who seems to have everything in life. Jack is a successful attorney and Grace is a homemaker and gardener. People love this glamorous couple for their charm and hospitality. Soon people begin to wonder what exactly happens behind closed doors. B. A Pari’s novel is an amazing book recommendation if you like Verity.


The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks & Sarah Pekkanen 

Want to read other books that are a lot like Colleen Hoover’s Verity? Then The Wife Between Us has many elements that makes it a perfect book.

First of all, it has fascinating characters, and similar to Verity, The Wife Between Us is a psychological thriller fiction that dives deep into the complexities of marriage. Vanessa is recently divorced and living with her aunt. But she is constantly following Nellie, the young woman who has stolen her husband from her.


Too Late by Colleen Hoover

Once you have read a fast-paced book like Verity, I don’t think anyone can settle for anything less. This is why Hoover’s 2016 dark romance novel Too Late is a good book to read after Verity. 

We have a young protagonist named Sloan who is trapped in a toxic relationship. Once she realized how dangerous and corrupt her boyfriend Asa really is, she is determined to get rid of him. But planning an escape isn’t easy since Asa always senses her every move. Like Verity, you’ll be addicted to Colleen Hoover’s yet another romantic suspense novel with creepy plotlines, steamy scenes, and surprising revelations.

If you’re looking for books similar to Verify that will keep you hooked while you read, I highly recommend Colleen Hoover’s Too Late.


Greenwich Park by Katherine Faulkner

Katherine Faulkner’s debut novel Greenwich Park is rather a slow burn but it’s definitely a psychological thriller with unpleasant and problematic characters.

Once you start reading it you’ll quickly realize that it’s just as haunting and tension-filled a novel as Verity. The story follows newly pregnant Helen Trope who is attending a prenatal class, where she becomes friends with the single mother-to-be Rachel. Rachel is quite opposite of Helen in so many ways, yet Helen enjoys her company and introduces her to her own family and friends.

But slowly they all realize Rachel’s erratic behavior which fuels their suspicion about Rachel’s true identity.


The Guilty Mother by Diane Jeffrey

Psychological thriller fans have embraced the TikTok sensation Verity for so many reasons. One of which is compelling writing filled with clever twists.

If you read Diane Jeffrey’s The Guilty Mother, you’ll be able to see a similar style in writing and twists.  The main character Melissa was sent to prison for the murder of her daughter in 2013. Years later Melissa is granted an appeal and  Jonathan Hunt, who had covered her case earlier, gets another chance to uncover the truth.

Like Lowen from Verity, Jonathan is trying to put the pieces of the puzzle together.


My Lovely Wife by Samantha Downing

You might have already guessed the plot of the novel from the title. The story follows Millicent and her nameless husband who has come up with a rather bizarre hobby to keep their marriage alive. Their date nights are soon to be caught and their dark secrets will be revealed. 

If you’ve found the story of couple Verity and Jeremy rather dark and twisted, you should read Samantha Downing’s debut thriller.


Long Black Veil by Jennifer Finney Boylan

Long Black Veil is character-driven like Verity, with shocking revelation and suspense. The story chronicles the life of a group of friends who sneak into a dilapidated prison in 1980. But it’s not long before they realize they are locked in and the terrifying night ends in tragedy. Then decades later new evidence is found, and the dogged detective investigating the cold case charges one of them—celebrity chef Jon Casey— with murder. 


There you have the list of 21 dark thrillers to read after Verity

If you’re wondering what book should I read after Colleen Hoover’s romantic thriller I hope you’ve found many book recommendations. I truly believe that books like Verity and The Silent Patient are a must-read for fans of suspense thriller novels.

Which book are you more excited to read?

Let me know in the comments,



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