25 Eerie Books Like Colleen Hoover’s Verity

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Are you looking for a great read after finishing Colleen Hoover’s emotional roller coaster, Verity? If so, you’re in luck. We’ve got a list of books that will provide the perfect follow-up to your Verity binge and will leave you on an even higher emotional high. From psychological thrillers and paranormal suspenses to heartbreakingly beautiful fiction, this list has it all. So, if you’re ready for your next literary adventure, get cozy and pick up one of these awesome reads!

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The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides

If you could not put Verity down, The Silent Patient is the perfect follow-up to cure your book hangover. It is just as twisty as Colleen Hoover’s bestseller so prepare for a night with little sleep.

After famous artist Alicia Berenson shoots her husband in the face five times, she never speaks again. That is, until criminal psychotherapist Theo Faber enters her life, determined to uncover the secrets buried within her mind.

Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier

A young lady’s maid in Monte Carlo falls head over heels for the charismatic and enigmatic widower, Maxim de Winter. As their whirlwind romance winds down, Maxim realizes he’s not ready to let go. 

Now married to Maxim, our narrator is excited about their future together. However, upon arriving at his grand estate, she discovers the lingering presence of Maxim’s late wife, Rebecca de Winter. 

For those seeking books like Verity, Rebecca is a haunting gothic story set in the mysterious Manderley. Filled with secrets and lies, it promises to be a spine-tingling and captivating read.

The Ghostwriter by Alessandra Torre

Helena Ross, a successful romance writer at the age of twenty-eight, seemed to have it all. She had a great husband, a wonderful daughter, a beautiful house, and an enviable life. However, four years later, everything fell apart. Helena lost her daughter, Bethany, and her husband, Simon. Now, with only a few months left to live, Helena has decided to share her story, no matter the cost.

The Ghostwriter is a psychologically thrilling book that is beautifully written and emotionally moving. It is a must-read for fans of Verity.

The Push by Ashley Audrain

When it comes time to step into motherhood, Blythe Connor is determined to be the kind of mom to her baby that she never had—loving, warm, and comforting. However, the days spent with her daughter Violet become wrought with fear and has Blythe thinking there is something wrong with her daughter. But shortly after the birth of her second child, Blythe discovers what being a mother is truly about—until tragedy strikes.

The Push is an eerie psychological thriller about the breakdown of a family and a woman’s tumultuous experience with motherhood. For a pulse-pounding psychological drama rich with tension and chilling twists, look no further than Ashley Audrain’s mesmerizing debut.

The Last Mrs. Parrish by Liv Constantine

Amber Patterson is weary of her mediocre existence and craves the opulent lifestyle of Bishop Harbor’s renowned socialite and philanthropist, Daphne. With her enchanting marriage to real estate magnate Jackson and lavish way of life, Daphne possesses everything Amber covets. And Amber has just the scheme to achieve those dreams. It all starts with infiltrating the Parrish family’s circle.

Looking for a gripping thriller that will keep you hooked with its twists, secrets, and suspense? Look no further than The Last Mrs. Parrish, a debut novel by Liv Constantine. It’s a page-turner that will leave you wanting more, similar to the popular book Verity.

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

Nick and Amy Dunne’s fifth wedding anniversary is marred by Amy’s sudden disappearance, raising suspicions that their seemingly perfect marriage may have been a deception for something sinister. As Nick’s life starts to unravel, the pressing question on everyone’s mind is whether he is capable of committing murder.

Every marriage has its secrets, and Nick and Amy could possibly have the largest one of all. If you love novels centered around marriages built on a foundation of deceit, Gone Girl is the perfect read. 

The Villa by Rachel Hawkins

Emily and Chess used to be close childhood friends, but the two grew apart as the years went by. So when Chess proposes a girl’s trip to Italy, Emily eagerly agrees, hoping to rekindle their friendship. Little does Emily know that Villa Aestas, the high-end villa in Orvieto she and Chess are visiting, holds a dark and mysterious past. 

Villa Aestas, located in Orvieto, was once known as Villa Rosato. In 1974, it was rented by the infamous rockstar Noel Gordon, who invited talented musician Pierce Sheldon and his girlfriend Mari, along with her stepsister Lara, to spend the summer there. Although the summer was productive, with Mari writing a best-selling horror novel and Noel composing a platinum album, it ended tragically with the mysterious and brutal murder of Pierce.

While investigating the complicated and enigmatic history of the villa, Emily discovers clues that suggest a more malevolent force might be behind Pierce’s death. And as she gets closer to uncovering the truth,  she may become another one of Villa Aestas’ fallen victims.

The Villa is a mysterious psychological thriller brimming with dark secrets, sinister undertones, and heart-pounding thrills. Look no further than this page-turner if you’re in the mood for a mystery similar to Verity by Colleen Hoover.

Behind Closed Doors by B.A. Paris

Jack and Grace are a couple who appear to have everything: a flawless home, an impeccable marriage, attractive appearances, and ideal jobs. Their lives seem to be the epitome of perfection. However, no one knows what happens behind closed doors.

Behind Closed Doors is a gripping psychological thriller that is both chilling and terrifying. It’s the perfect read for fans of Verity and is sure to keep you glued to the pages.

The Last Thing He Told Me by Laura Dave

Hannah Hall thought she had the perfect life until her husband of one year, Owen Michaels, suddenly disappears. All she has to go by is a note saying to protect his daughter, so Hannah sets out with her stepdaughter Bailey on a thrilling quest to uncover the truth and find Owen. 

The Last Thing He Told Me is a propulsive story brimming with suspense, gorgeous prose, and breathtaking twists. Along the way, Hannah and Bailey discover something they never anticipated – something far more sinister than they could have imagined.

The Paris Apartment by Lucy Foley

For readers looking for books like Verity, The Paris Apartment has all the suspenseful thrills you need. 

When Jess arrives at her half-brother Ben’s surprisingly upscale apartment in Paris, he is missing, and the other residents offer no answers. Now, Jess must unravel the truth behind his disappearance and uncover the secrets hidden within the ominous apartment building.

The Wife Upstairs by Rachel Hawkins

Jane, Birmingham, Alabama’s newest resident, is a broke dog-walker in Thornfield Estates––a lavish gated community. It’s the kind of place where Jane can remain anonymous and valuables can easily disappear. However, her anonymity is compromised when she meets Eddie Rochester, the wealthy and enigmatic widower of Thornfield. 

From Jane’s point of view, Eddie is the perfect man, and it isn’t long before they start falling for each other. However, despite their blossoming relationship, Jane can’t help but compare herself to his late wife Bea, who was everything––successful, ambitious, beautiful––that Jane is not. But can she win over Eddie’s heart before her, or his, past catches up with them?

Discover The Wife Upstairs, a provocative and thrilling mystery that will have you at the edge of your seat. Perfectly crafted for readers looking for something like Colleen Hoover’s Verity, this page-turner is one you won’t want to miss.

The Maidens by Alex Michaelides

Mariana has suspicions about a well-regarded professor’s involvement in a secret society’s murder. However, her investigation uncovers something even more nefarious.

If you’re seeking an exciting murder mystery similar to Verity, then The Maidens is the perfect choice.

The Plot by Jean Hanff Korelitz

Once a promising novelist with a bright future, now a teacher at a third-rate MFA program, Jacob Finch Bonner is struggling to maintain his self-worth. When Evan Parker, an arrogant student, boasts that he doesn’t need Jacob’s help with his book in progres, Jacob is ready to denounce those claims. That is until he hears the plot. 

Little did he know that following Evan’s unfortunate death, the plot would become his and the fame and notoriety that Evan predicted would become his. But at the height of his success, Jacob receives a terrifying e-mail that could unravel everything. 

The Plot is a brilliant psychological thriller about a plot that needs to be told and an author who takes it upon himself to tell it, no matter the cost. For a highly readable thriller, look no further than this page-turner from Jean Hanff Korelitz.

The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen

The Wife Between Us is a thrilling tale that delves into the lives of three individuals: the new, young wife, the ex-wife who lost everything, and the husband who is at the heart of the complicated love triangle. Get ready for an unforgettable and twisted journey.

My Lovely Wife by Samantha Downing

Let’s face it, after being married for fifteen years, things can get a bit dull and repetitive. Some couples may choose to spice things up in the bedroom, while others may opt for a more dangerous and deadly form of entertainment.

Similar to Verity, My Lovely Wife is a deeply unsettling psychological thriller that will immediately captivate you.

Misery by Stephen King

Sometimes beloved characters get killed off. It happens. But what happens when the author’s biggest self-proclaimed fan plays rescuer after a near-fatal accident and locks him in a remote cabin, forcing him to rewrite said character back into existence?

Misery is a spine-chilling psychological thriller that is both terrifying and suspenseful. It is an addictive read that will grip you and play mind games with your sense of reality, just like Verity.

Hidden Pictures by Jason Rekulak

Fresh from rehab, Mallory Quinn is thrust into a nannying job for the Maxwells; a wealthy couple with a five-year-old son. At first, it seems like a dream opportunity, but as Teddy’s drawings become progressively sinister, Mallory wonders if they’re a window to an unsolved murder or something far more sinister. Desperate to protect Teddy and herself, Mallory must find a way to decipher the drawings and save them from certain tragedy. 

Hidden Pictures is an electrifying paranormal suspense novel certain to thrill fans of ghostly hauntings, mysterious drawings, and unsolved murders. With its engaging mix of heart-stopping danger and captivating mystery, it’s sure to be a page-turner.

Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn

After spending a short period in a psychiatric facility, journalist Camille Preaker is assigned a troubling case that will require her to go back to her hometown and confront the unsettling memories from her past.

Sharp Objects is a psychological thriller that is both disturbing and sinister, perfect for fans of Verity.

Unraveling Oliver by Liz Nugent

Oliver Ryan has it all: the perfect home, a loving wife, and financial security. But when he viciously assaults his wife and leaves her for dead, no one knows what provoked his sudden, shocking rage. As investigations uncover the dark secrets lurking beneath his veneer of success, Oliver must face the truth of what happened that night.

Unraveling Oliver will keep you on the edge of your seat with its shocking revelations and unexpected twists. This must-read for readers of books like Verity will keep you guessing to the very end. Don’t miss out–grab your copy today!

Lock Every Door by Riley Sager

When Jules Larsen starts her new job as an apartment sitter in Manhattan’s prestigious residence, strict rules forbid any visitors, disturbances to wealthy residents, or staying elsewhere overnight. Unbeknownst to Jules, the building harbors a sinister past that can put her in serious danger. As she gets to know the residents and staff, Jules embarks on a thrilling journey full of secrets and chills. 

Lock Every Door is a thrilling suspense novel that will keep Colleen Hoover’s Verity fans engaged from start to finish.

Confessions by Kanae Minato

Yuko Moriguchi has a story to tell, and it’s one her middle school students will never forget. 

With Confessions, readers get an addictively readable tale of tragedy, despair, and hope. Verity fans won’t be able to put this must-read down, as it follows the suspicious death of Moriguchi’s daughter and her students’ role in her demise. Get ready to be taken on an emotional journey full of captivating twists and turns.

We Were Liars by E. Lockhart

Experience an enthralling YA psychological thriller, We Were Liars, that uncovers the mysteries of the past. As summer arrives and temperatures soar, Cadence Sinclair journeys back to her family’s secluded island to unravel the secrets that erased her memories and damaged her relationship with her beloved group of friends, known as the Liars.

Readers can anticipate an exhilarating journey filled with deceit, treachery, and dangerous hidden truths. 

The Woman in the Mirror by Rebecca James

In 1947, Alice Miller arrived at the gothic Winterbourne Hall as a governess to Captain Jonathan de Grey’s twin children. Though initially welcomed warmly, a darker force shadows her stay. 

In present day New York, art gallery curator Rachel Wright discovers she’s a descendant of the de Greys and heir to Winterbourne. She journeys to Cornwall to uncover the secrets of her ancestors, but discovers an ancient and sinister force at work. Rachel must battle for her place as the true Lady of Winterbourne in this suspenseful mystery perfect for fans of Verity.

Rock Paper Scissors by Alice Feeney

Mr. and Mrs. Wright’s marriage has reached the breaking point. Desperate to save their relationship, they win a weekend away in Scotland—but it may do more harm than good. With secrets and lies between them, the couple embarks on a trip that could make their relationship or rip them apart. Rock Paper Scissors is an unforgettable domestic thriller that will keep readers on the edge of their seats with its twists and turns.

Local Woman Missing by Mary Kubica

In a quiet community, Shelby Tebow, Meredith Dickey, and her six-year-old daughter Delilah Dickey had no idea that darkness would soon befall them. When the three vanished without a trace, it left investigators without a single clue as to what had happened. 

Eleven years later, Delilah’s returns, leaving a trail of unsolved questions in her wake. But none of them are prepared for the truth that lies ahead. 

Local Woman Missing is an unputdownable thriller that will take you on an unforgettable journey. Dark twists and unimaginable turns will keep you guessing until the very end. This book will leave you wanting more.