Verity by Colleen Hoover

Book • 2018 • Thriller  

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This book contains 52 potentially triggering events.
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Does the dog die?
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Unanswered Triggers
Is an animal abandoned?
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Is a woman brutalized for spectacle?
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Is an animal sad?
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Are rabbits harmed?
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Are there transphobic slurs?
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Is there on-screen pooping?
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rachels1231
Verity writes in her autobiography that she tried to terminate her pregnancy with twins by herself with a coat hanger and fails. Lowen (who's reading it) is disgusted by this.
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Abandonment
Is a child abandoned by a parent?
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Abuse
Are there abusive parents?
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Is someone stalked?
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[SPOILERS] Jeremy attempts to kill his wife multiple times, but only because he reads her memoir where she describes abusing their children. Ultimately, he does kill her (by choking).
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rachels1231
Depending on your interpretation
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Is someone gaslighted?
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Is a child abused?
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Disturbing scenes of child abuse/neglect: in her memoir, Verity describes neglecting her infant daughters, and at one point attempts to kill one of them by blocking her throat. Lowen also implies that she was abused by her mother as a child but this isn't described, and she dismisses it as "nowhere near as bad" as what Verity did.
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Addiction
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Lowen uses (prescription) Xanax and there is some implication that she may have illicitly used morphine in the past.
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Is there addiction?
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It's subtly implied that Lowen has issues with substance abuse: at stressful moments she seems dependent on Xanax and/or alcohol, and at one point she longs for some morphine. Weirdly, the book doesn't really address this, it's just there in the background.
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Does someone abuse alcohol?
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Animal
Were animals harmed in the making?
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Does a horse die?
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Does an animal die?
(besides a dog, cat or horse)
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A pet turtle died in a not-so-traumatic way
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Is there a dead animal?
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Does a cat die?
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Does a pet die?
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Does a dragon die?
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Are there spiders?
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Are there snakes?
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Are there bugs?
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Assault
Is there pedophilia?
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Is someone held under water?
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Is someone restrained?
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Verity performs oral sex on her husband while he's sleeping and therefore unable to consent, although the book doesn't treat it like sexual assault.
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Romana
No, but there is a brief mention of rape and a point at which Lowen fears Verity might be being raped
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Bodily Harm
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Kelzxx
two instances of a child being mildly injured by way of a knife. (Accidental)
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There are multiple incidents of deliberate choking (murder/attempted murder), and a child dies of anaphylaxis from a peanut allergy.
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Is there cannibalism?
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Car accident in first scene
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Is someone choked?
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Verity tries to choke her baby by sticking her fingers down the baby’s throat because she is annoyed that she was crying, but she did not manage to kill the baby… yet.
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Is someone burned alive?
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Is someone buried alive?
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Is there body horror?
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Is there amputation?
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TFMD
In the opening scene, the narrator witnesses a car accident where a pedestrian's head is crushed
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Is there Achilles Tendon injury?
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Is there a hanging?
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Does someone asphyxiate?
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There is an upsetting scene when the young son purposefully bites down on a butter knife which cuts into his gums.
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Does someone break a bone?
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Does someone have a seizure?
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Is there genital trauma/mutilation?
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Is there finger/toe mutilation?
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Is someone tortured?
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Does someone fall down stairs?
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Does someone fall to their death?
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Is there eye mutilation?
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Is there excessive gore?
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Children
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Romana
No, but it is somewhat threatened/implied to have been planned
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Does a kid die?
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TFMD
Before the start of the book, Verity and Jeremy have lost both their twin daughters, one from a severe peanut allergy and one by drowning in a boat accident. There are detailed flashbacks describing what happened.
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Is a minor sexualized?
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Death
Does someone sacrifice themselves?
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Does a major character die?
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Does someone die?
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Disability
Is the r-slur used?
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Drugs/Alcohol
Does someone overdose?
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Family
Is someone kidnapped?
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Does a parent die?
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Does someone cheat?
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The husband cheats on his wife who he believes to be completely brain dead.
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Is a child's toy destroyed?
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Fear
Are there jumpscares?
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Is someone possessed?
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Are there ghosts?
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Are there clowns?
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Are there razors?
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Is there a shower scene?
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Are there mannequins?
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Gross
Does someone wet/soil themselves?
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Does someone vomit?
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Lowen feels nauseous when anxious and she does vomit at least once.
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Does someone spit?
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Is there audio gore?
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Large-scale Violence
Are there 9/11 depictions?
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Law Enforcement
Is there copaganda?
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LGBTQ+
Is there deadnaming or birthnaming?
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Is there bisexual cheating?
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Medical
Is electro-therapy used?
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Are needles/syringes used?
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Is there a mental institution scene?
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Verity is convalescing at home after a car accident and has a nurse to take care of her. I think her stay in hospital was briefly mentioned in a flashback.
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TFMD
Before the start of the book, Lowen's mother died from cancer.
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Mental Health
Does someone suffer from PTSD?
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Does someone self harm?
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Is a mentally ill person violent?
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Is there D.I.D. misrepresentation?
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People have wondered whether or not Verity drove her car into the tree herself, but it is proven to be untrue.
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Is there misophonia?
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TFMD
Verity describes being deeply repulsed by her body's changes when she is pregnant.
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rachels1231
Not those exact words, but a suicide attempt is implied in writing at one point
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TFMD
Lowen often has a physical reaction (in the form of intense stomach pain/nausea) when she learns something upsetting.
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Is there a claustrophobic scene?
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TFMD
Verity restricts her eating while pregnant because she's anxious about gaining weight.
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Romana
One of Verity's children is autistic and there are some cruel comments and behaviours towards her
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TFMD
Suicide is mentioned but does not happen in the book. There's a possibility that Verity's car crash (in which she didn't die) may have been a suicide attempt.
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Noxious
Does a baby cry?
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Is there shakey cam?
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Is there obscene language/gestures?
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Are there flashing lights or images?
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Paranoia
Is the fourth wall broken?
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Pregnancy
Is a baby stillborn?
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Is there childbirth?
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TFMD
By C-section
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Are there abortions?
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TFMD
[SPOILERS] In Verity's memoir, she writes about hating her pregnancy after her husband said he loved her unborn children more than he loved her. She doesn't try to get an abortion through legal means, but she tries to induce miscarriage by drinking etc and later tries to perform a DIY abortion with a wire coathanger. It does not work. The book implicitly shames Verity for wanting to end her pregnancy, treating it as inherently evil, and could definitely be triggering for people who have had abortions.
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Are there babies or unborn children?
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TFMD
In her memoir, Verity describes attempts to cause a deliberate miscarriage, but she is unsuccessful and she carries the pregnancy to term.
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Does a pregnant person die?
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Prejudice
Are there fat jokes?
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Does the black guy die first?
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Are there homophobic slurs?
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Are there "Man in a dress" jokes?
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Is there hate speech?
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Is a minority is misrepresented?
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Does an LGBT person die?
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Are there n-words?
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Relationships
Is there a large age gap?
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Sex
Is there sexual content?
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Is someone sexually objectified?
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Are there nude scenes?
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Is there bestiality?
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Are there incestuous relationships?
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Sexism
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Sickness
Does someone have a stroke?
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Does someone have a chronic illness?
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Is there dementia/Alzheimer's?
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Social
Is someone homeless?
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Are there fat suits?
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Spoiler
Is Santa (et al) spoiled?
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It’s not sad but it does leave you wondering.
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Vehicular
Does a car crash?
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TFMD
The narrator witnesses a car accident that kills a pedestrian in the opening chapter. Also, the car accident that put Lowen in a coma is mentioned a couple of times in flashbacks (and described in more detail in one chapter).
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Does a car honk or tires screech?
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Does a plane crash?
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TFMD
In the opening scene the narrator witnesses a car accident where a pedestrian is killed.
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Violence
Is there a nuclear explosion?
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Is there blood/gore?
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Does someone drown?
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TFMD
One of Verity and Jeremy's daughters drowned - described in a flashback when Lowen reads Verity's memoir
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Is there gun violence?
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