12 Thriller Romance Books Like Verity
Lowen Ashleigh is a struggling writer on the brink of financial ruin. Jeremy Crawford, husband of bestselling author Verity Crawford, hires her to finish the rest of his book, which his injured wife is unable to do. Lowen went to Crawford’s house to search through the notes and sketches Verity had written over the years, trying to find enough material to start writing. Lowen did not expect to find an unfinished autobiography in a cluttered office. The autobiography, which Verity never wanted anyone to read, contains pages of chilling confessions, including Verity’s memories of the night that changed her family forever.
Lowen decides to hide the manuscript from Jeremy. She believes that if he discovers its contents, it may have destroyed this grieving father for nothing. However, as Lowen’s feelings for Jeremy grow stronger, she realises that she would benefit from reading the autobiography. No matter how devoted Jeremy is to his wife, his love will vanish once he reads the terrible truth in her autobiography.
So here are the questions, do you believe Verity’s final confession? Do you think Jeremy has seen this autobiographical manuscript before? And do you think the heroine can take advantage of or did she really discover the truth?
12 Thriller Romance Books Like Verity
Colleen Hoover is a famous writer of romance. The thriller is a new venture for her. Verity still has Colleen’s amazingly fluid writing style and her unique and enticing storyline. Only, compared to her other novels, Verity is more dark and twisted. So do you want to read more thriller romance books like Verity? I know that you are here to read books similar to Verity. And here are 12 thriller romance books like Verity.
1. Where the Crawdads Sing
One by one, family members left. From the age of ten, she lived alone in the desolate wetlands of North Carolina’s waterfront, sailing a small boat, hunting and collecting wildlife to sell to the dockers. With only one day of schooling, she was what the townspeople called a “marsh girl”. She is a wild girl outside of civilised society. When the town’s most popular playboy is found dead in the wetlands, suspicion is immediately cast on her. As a born wetland biologist, she learns life’s lessons from the land and the way the world really works from the dishonest signals of fireflies. At an age when she craved touch and love, attracted by two young men from a small town, she opened her heart to a new kind of life…
This story has it all: love, suspense, action and intrigue. The setting in the water itself acts as a character, absorbing and enveloping the reader, immersing him throughout the book. It is a beautiful tribute to nature, a heartbreaking coming-of-age novel and an extraordinary story of potential murder. Delia Owens reminds us that we are forever shaped by the children we once were. We are all subject to the beautiful and wild secrets of nature.
This is a very good book. It is easy to read and easy to empathise with the plight of this young girl who is abandoned one by one by her entire family. You can feel deep emotions and raw humanity in a sensitive and subtle way. The charm of this book lies between the lines. The power of the unseen is what makes the book truly fascinating when the reader access to enter the author’s world. If you want an exhaustive and clear story of character growth and development, this is not the book for you. If you want to enter Kya’s world, feel her struggles, her pain and her heartbreak, and let your heart lead you beyond black and white, then you will really enjoy this book.
2. The Last Thing He Told Me
Before Owen Michaels disappeared, he wrote a note to his wife, whom he loved dearly: protect her. Despite her confusion and fear, Hannah Hall knows exactly who the letter refers to – Owen’s 16-year-old daughter Bailey. The girl lost her mother as a child and wants absolutely nothing to do with her new stepmother. As Hannah’s desperate calls to Owen grow but remain unanswered, the FBI arrests Owen’s boss, a U.S. Marshal and federal agents arrive uninvited at her home in Sausalito, and Hannah soon realises that her husband is not who they say he is. And Bailey could be the key to figuring out Owen’s true identity – and the real reason for his disappearance. Hannah and Bailey set out to find the truth. But they soon realise they are building a new future – a future neither of them saw coming.
The author introduces many characters, but as a reader you have to decide if they are trustworthy or have an agenda. As Hannah and Bailey form an uneasy partnership, they realize that Owen is not who he says he is and follow the trajectory of Owen and Bailey’s past.
I’ve seen several reviews from fans of the book saying they feel disappointed with the book. For me, I was hooked and kept reading because I wanted to know how the story ended – the plot, the clues and the characters. I read it in a day, which is unusual for me as I don’t have that much reading time. The ending was a bit quick, more of a double whammy than a home run. But all in all, I found it very satisfying and I would recommend the book. There is an unnecessary epilogue after the ending, which I would have preferred not to read. Sometimes it’s good to leave the reader wondering.
3. The Maid
Molly is eccentric and a bit of a clean freak. An exemplary employee, she works diligently to clean the rooms every day and never misses work without a reason. She is alone and no one will notice her. After all, she is just an unassuming hotel maid, an invisible person. One day, however, Molly’s “invisibility” suddenly breaks down when she finds a dead body in the guest room. When Molly, the Invisible Man, becomes the centre of attention when she is involved in a murder case. Her eccentric nature attracts a lot of criticism. They call her a freak, a robot, a one-dimensional psychopath. In the spotlight, her eccentricity is despised and feared, but it is also her only protection…
The Maid is a heart-warming book that I think most people who like this type of fiction will really enjoy. It is a novel without cynicism, with a naive but well-meaning main character and a straightforward mystery at its heart. Molly is a delightful and unusual heroine whose good nature is often abused. But she learns how to turn the assumptions of her abusers to her advantage.
One of the joys of reading The Maid is seeing how the frenetic characters get things right. It’s also where Molly learns that thinking differently doesn’t mean giving up friendships or high standards. What starts out as a light-hearted murder mystery turns into a sometimes sensitive and rewarding coming-of-age portrait.
4. The One
How far are you willing to go to find “the one”? All it takes is a swab – a DNA test – to find your perfect match – the person your genes made you. A decade after scientists discovered that everyone has a gene they share with only one other person, millions of people have taken the test in a desperate attempt to find their true love. And now five more people are meeting their fate. But even soul mates have secrets. Some of them are shocking…
This book is about people who surrendered their DNA and were lucky enough to find a lifelong partner from a different perspective. I loved every character and every storyline. Each character was so unique and I was completely fell in love with their “love story”. But don’t think this is a romantic story. It is straightforward suspense and thriller.
With playful humour and energy, and a rhythm that shifts from one point of view to another, Marrs invites and entices the reader to sink their teeth into this novel, savouring each page. If you are looking for a light and engaging book, despite its emphasis on dramatic relationships and lack of multi-faceted characters, The One may be for you. All in all, I highly recommend this book.
5. I Am Watching You
When Ella overhears two handsome men flirting with two girls on a train, she’s unconcerned about it – until she realises they’ve just been released from prison. Her maternal instincts put her on high alert. When she wakes up the next day, she finds that one of the girls – the beautiful Anna – has disappeared. A year later, Anna’s whereabouts are still unknown. Ella feels deeply guilty for not being able to help the girls. But she is not the one who can’t get over it. Someone has sent her threatening letters, letters that make her fear for her life. Someone knows where Anna is, but won’t say, and they are watching Ella…
Each chapter of this book ends with a small cliffhanger. They kept me reading late into the very late night. I liked the shift in perspective, learning more about what might have happened and who might be to blame. But I eventually found all the characters to be a bit dull. It was interesting, though, that each character found responsibility in their own actions. And thought they might be the reason for Anna’s disappearance, even though they might not really have had anything to do with it. You get caught up in the suspense as you read, but don’t get any answers until the last few pages of the book. I wish we could got more satisfaction after all the temptations earlier in the story.
6. The Lost Apothecary
In 1791, hidden in a dark London alley is a pharmacy with a mysterious pharmacist, Nella. She dispenses medicine to women who have been hurt by men. Nella has two rules: The first is that poison must never be used to harm another woman. The second is that the buyer and the victim must be registered. One day, Naira’s life is suddenly threatened. Her new customer, a twelve-year-old girl named Eliza, makes a fatal mistake.
In the twenty-first century, aspiring historian Caroline is heartbroken when she discovers her husband is cheating on her and spends her tenth wedding anniversary alone in London. Perhaps as fate would have it, while clearing a ditch near the Thames with her travelling party, she discovers an ancient apothecary bottle. She is unable to resist the investigation and the unsolved ‘Apothecary’s Murder’ of over two hundred years ago slowly emerges…
This is a book about three women’s journey of growing up, interspersed with stories of poison, revenge, help and growth, with a comfortable end result, as if that’s how life should be. When you think about it seriously the only thing that can actually hold you back is yourself, never lose yourself and give up your ideals for love, for marriage. Because that’s the real and beautiful life… Let’s follow The Lost Apothecary for a spiritual growth and complete self-redemption!
“Last night I was once again sleepwalking through Manderley. ” The magnificent Manderley Estate welcomes a new mistress. The young bride is full of hopes for a sweet life, yet the eerie chill that pervades the whole estate makes her deeply uneasy. Rebecca! The estate is under the shadow of her husband’s ex-wife Rebecca. Even more painful for the mistress is the fact that everyone seems to be obsessed with the perfect Rebecca, even her husband. He is still grieving the loss of Rebecca. In the shadow of Rebecca’s mystery, the mistress decides to uncover dark secrets and broken truths.
Far from being a mere romance or suspense novel, Rebecca has a much deeper meaning. By portraying Rebecca’s debauched and corrupt life and her contractual marriage to Maxim, the author profoundly criticises the hedonistic, extravagant, deceitful, snobbish and hypocritical phenomena that exist in the English upper class, and brings the complex and multifaceted aspects of human nature to the reader’s attention. It also further reveals the essence of happiness – “Happiness is not a valuable possession, but a state of mind, a state of heart.”
8. Gone Girl
Nick and Amy are the perfect couple for everyone else. Amy keeps a daily diary of their married life, and each anniversary is an elaborate “scavenger hunt” full of surprises to keep her husband close, but life inevitably gets duller and duller. On their fifth wedding anniversary On the day of their fifth wedding anniversary, the lady of the house disappeared! Nick confesses deeply through the media and frantically searches for his vanished lover. However, a diary from Amy, word for word, points to Nick as the real culprit and at once, everyone is on edge and begins to take a fresh look at the man on the pillow.
The author’s writing is very sharp in describing the dark side of human nature, including the perfunctory, bored, betrayed, cheating and hurtful nature of everything that happens. Although we are already familiar with these dark sides of human nature, the author’s writing, with all its ups and downs and the swamp in which it is trapped, is a chilling read. While at the same time it makes you feel the resignation of those who love but do not.
Marriage is the tomb of love. It is clear from this novel that this grave is so deep. Marriage is the last key link in the chain of the love cycle. It tends to be the most beautiful link in love, yet many people are heading towards a dead end in love, staying in the cycle and finding it difficult to jump out.
9. Before I Go To Sleep
Every day Kristen wakes up in a strange room with a man she doesn’t know lying beside her. When she looks in the mirror, she realises that she has actually aged 20 years. The man would tell her, “You are 47 years old, you were in a serious car accident 20 years ago. And you lost your memory ever since. I am your husband, Ben, and you are safe.”
Christine’s memory only lasts for one day, and every day she wakes up, she no longer remembers what happened yesterday. All about everything in her world can only be told by Ben. But every day, she also receives a call from a strange Dr. Nash asking her to go to the back of her wardrobe and find her diary. It turns out that before she goes to bed, Christine writes down the day’s events as a “memo” to remind herself of tomorrow’s memory loss. And so, day by day, Kristen rebuilds her history through the accumulation of diary entries, but the details gradually contradict Ben’s and Dr. Nash’s accounts. Who should he really believe? Today she wakes up and opens her diary, only to see the first page read: Don’t trust Ben.
In this story, Clarice has to struggle with her memories at times in order to recover her lost life. I saw in it the high level of reason and judgement of the heroine, Clarice, and the superb writing of the author, and at the same time, I got a lot of careful examination of the fragments of memory in the process of reading it. The book taught me to see my own abundance and, moreover, to gain from it a very rich expertise on brain structure, as well as on memory and amnesia. In terms of human scepticism and reasoning ability, this book gave me the greatest enjoyment and the most profound experience. Secondly, the author leads us to consider the question from a rational point of view: what should you do if a loved one around you has created a world full of lies for you?
10. Journey Under the Midnight Sun
Yukiho was betrayed by her mother because her childhood family was poor. So she had no choice but to trade flesh with Ryo’s father. Later, Ryo found out and killed his father, while Yukiho created the illusion that it was her mother who killed the hero’s father and committed suicide in fear of the crime. But before the fifteen years have passed, Ryo’s own pawnshop employee finds out that he is the murderer. He has no choice but to kill him, and many other things followed up. In order to be together after the statute of limitations has passed, Ryo and Yukiho continue to hurt others and even kill each other. Unfortunately, when the police come after him, Ryoji stabs himself with scissors to seal the truth forever and jumps to his death when the police are about to catch him.
The novel is full of love between two children, and the deduction and crime solving process rings true with the times. As a socialist novel, Under the Midnight Sun is written in an accessible and contemporary manner. It moves the reader more because of the love. Keigo Higashino’s delicate writing and tumultuous plot override the storyline on the two children, and the implausible things that happen to them are full of human entanglements and soulful bonds, a reflection on the author’s humanity and the social reasons for the protagonist’s eventual outcome.
11. Farewell, My Lovely
A common black murder? A photograph of a young girl hidden away? A valuable piece of jewellery only to have it appraised and recovered? It happened in an ethnically mixed neighbourhood on Central Avenue, before it became a fully black area. Marrow had just walked out of a barbershop that day, and Marrow’s client said that the barber he was looking for might work at that shop. Marlowe was just helping the barber’s wife find her husband. But he was accidentally caught up in a quirky love story: a giant man, 6’5″ in review and recently released from prison, was looking for the love of his life, the redhead…
Farewell, My Lovely is a total tragedy. The intertwined blend of love without love and gain without love profoundly exposes the complexities of human nature. The strong man Malloy goes to jail, kills and abandons his social ethics for Weilma, only to be rewarded with Weilma’s fury and five merciless shots in the stomach.
They just loved her, so why did they end up in such a miserable situation? Because love is never equal. And there is no law that says all love must be reciprocated. There are always people who desire and constantly pursue money and status, and then lose themselves in the process, often coming to their senses when it is too late.
When Bella moves from the bustling city of Phoenix to the isolated and rainy Forks, she thought life would be dull. But when she meets the mysterious and charming Edward, life starts to get exciting and interesting. And her heart is hooked. Until now, the secret of Edward’s family’s vampirism has been unknown in Forks, and now everyone is in danger, especially Bella, Edward’s dearest love. Their intense love for each other makes them feel like they are walking on a knife’s edge, struggling to balance desire and danger.
The beauty of Twilight romance lies in the subtlety and honesty of the author’s portrayal of a story that originated in a dream of the author. The narrative of first love, the careful tentativeness, the silent curiosity, the names murmured in our sleep, are all engraved in our memories and become our first and most beautiful yearnings for love. This series may be just a high school love story, but with the addition of supernatural forces in the background, everything becomes gripping.
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