Books like Verity
Colleen Hoover’s bestselling novel ‘Verity’ is very different from her other novel. While her other books ‘It Ends With Us’ and ‘Ugly Love’ are romance novels, ‘Verity’ is a creepy domestic thriller. The story predominantly follows a struggling writer Lowen Ashleigh and the couple- Jeremy and Verity Crawford. Lowen is hired by Jeremy to complete a successful book series on behalf of his injured wife. To do the job, Lowen is staying in Crawfords’ house. And that’s when she discovers an unfinished autobiography written by Verity, which seems to have a lot of dark family secrets.
‘Verity’ is riveting and has a lot of unexpected twists, and people in general loved reading it. This mystery romance 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.
So if you have read this dark thriller and are unable to find books just like ‘Verity’, I am here to help!
Here are 13 suspenseful thriller books like ‘Verity’. They are fast-paced books with unexpected plot twists that will instantly give you a chill.
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The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides
When it comes to psychological thrillers, they are pretty intriguing, and people often find themselves lingering around the story as they can’t stop their quest to find answers. Alex Michaelides’s ‘The Silent Patient’ is one of those books that depict the unusual tranquillity of a woman who decided to be brutal and shoot her husband all of a sudden. Alicia Berenson, a respected painter in society, 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 the perfect read if you love reading spellbinding thriller books like ‘Verity’.
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. 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 what 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 neighbours. 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 likeable heroines.
Layla by Colleen Hoover
Colleen Hoover’s paranormal 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.
Too Good to Be True by Carola Lovering
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 to 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
In this list of evocative thriller books like ‘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 looking for addictive books like ‘Verity’, you should read ‘November 9’ from the same author. 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 for 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.Parish by Lynne Constantine
One of the best parts about Colleen Hoover’s twisty thriller ‘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 mystery 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.
The Plot by Jean Hanff Korelitz
Next comes a thoroughly unsettling literary thriller 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 a MFA programme and hasn’t published a good book in years. But when one of the most arrogant students of 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 which says “ you are a thief”. This fast-paced thriller 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, this book is a good choice. B.A Paris’ debut novel ‘Behind Closed Doors’ is a dark and twisted thriller that will keep you guessing. The story follows the couple Jack and Grace, who seem 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 the closed doors.
The Wife Between Us by by Greer Hendricks & Sarah Pekkanen
‘The Wife Between Us’ has many elements that makes it a perfect book to add to the list of books like ‘Verity’. First of all, it has fascinating characters and like ‘Verity’, ‘The Wife Between Us’ is an engrossing domestic thriller 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.
There you have the list of 12 thriller books like Verity
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More books to read after Verity