Invisible Girl by Lisa Jewell
The #1 New York Times bestselling author of Then She Was Gone returns with an intricate thriller about a young woman’s disappearance and a group of strangers whose lives intersect in its wake.
Owen Pick’s life is falling apart. In his thirties and living in his aunt’s spare bedroom, he has just been suspended from his job as a teacher after accusations of sexual misconduct—accusations he strongly denies. Searching for professional advice online, he is inadvertently sucked into the dark world of incel forums, where he meets a charismatic and mysterious figure.
Across the street from Owen lives the Fours family, headed by mom Cate, a physiotherapist, and dad Roan, a child psychologist. But the Fours family have a bad feeling about their neighbor Owen. He’s a bit creepy and their teenaged daughter swears he followed her home from the train station one night.
Meanwhile, young Saffyre Maddox spent three years as a patient of Roan Fours. Feeling abandoned when their therapy ends, she searches for other ways to maintain her connection with him, following him in the shadows and learning more than she wanted to know about Roan and his family. Then, on Valentine’s night, Saffyre disappears—and the last person to see her alive is Owen Pick.
October 13th, 2020
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Are there any authors that just continue to get better for you? Lisa Jewell is that author for me. Her books are always intricately woven masterpieces of suspense and intrigue. The plotlines keep you on your toes and her artfully crafted characters are detailed and layered…and in the genre of thriller and mystery, this is a rare feat.
Invisible Girl takes us into another chilling and tension-filled storyline, perfect for this time of the year. Told through multiple points of view, we are drawn into the lives of three individuals who keep us guessing, “how well can you really know someone?”
Jewell’s newest novel takes us into the world of inner demons, the complexities of the human experience and the desire to be accepted. While the plotline isn’t easy or always comfortable, it is thought-provoking and reminds us that life and people, often are layers of gray.
Lisa Jewell has the unique ability to create characters that you don’t always like but remain eager to try and understand. Her writing is nuanced and thought-provoking while also being completely engrossing. If you like your domestic thrillers with a bit more substance too, this book is not to be missed!
Thank you to Atria Books for a gifted copy in exchange for my honest review. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own.
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