by Lisa Jewell
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Pub Date 13 Oct 2020 | Archive Date Not set
“I absolutely loved Invisible Girl—Lisa Jewell has a way of combining furiously twisty, utterly gripping plots with wonderfully rich characterization—she has such compassion for her characters, and we feel we know them utterly… A triumph!” —Lucy Foley, New York Times bestselling author
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.
Young Saffyre Maddox spent three years under the care of renowned child psychologist Roan Fours. When Dr. Fours decides their sessions should end, Saffyre feels abandoned. She begins looking for ways to connect with him, from waiting outside his office to walking through his neighborhood late at night. She soon learns more than she ever wanted to about Roan and his deceptively perfect family life. On a chilly Valentine’s night, Saffyre will disappear, taking any secrets she has learned with her.
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.
Owen lives across the street from the Fours family. The Fours have a bad feeling about their neighbor; Owen is a bit creepy and suspect and their teenaged daughter swears he followed her home from the train station one night. Could Owen be responsible? What happened to the beautiful missing Saffyre, and does her disappearance truly connect them all?
Evocative, vivid, and unputdownable, Lisa Jewell’s latest thriller is another “haunting, atmospheric, stay-up-way-too-late read” (Megan Miranda, New York Times bestselling author).
“Delivers everything her readers crave: an entangled story, rich with deeply flawed characters, bold suspense, psychological elements, and a dark, twisted conclusion no one ever expects." – Criminal Element
“Expect some twists, then some turns. Then some more twists.” – Goodreads
"...Creepy and compelling in equal measure..." – Amazon Book Review
"Full of twists you won't see coming." – PopSugar
“Furiously twisty, utterly gripping... A triumph!” —LUCY FOLEY, New York Times bestselling author of The Guest List
“I loved it. Every damn word.” —A.J. FINN, New York Times bestselling author of The Woman in the Window
“Gripping...her best yet.” —JOJO MOYES, New York Times bestselling author of The Giver of Stars
Holy Cow! Invisible Girl was one of my absolute favorite Lisa Jewell books! I read this in one sitting and could not put it down. Loved the twists in the story and really liked how the story was told from alternating view points. Cannot wait to recommend this book! Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for the advanced copy.
The cliche "could not put this book down" gets thrown around a lot in reviews, but I...literally could not put this book down and finished it in less than 24 hours. I devoured this book with the same breakneck pace in which the plot unfurled. Often thrillers make a trade between characterization versus pacing, but I felt this novel kept a perfect balance of making the characters intriguing enough to be invested in without sacrificing pacing. The generosity and humanity with which she depicts characters many would find unlikeable/unrelatable is compelling as we watch the characters grapple over the control of their own growth/healing. The exploration of toxic masculinity was fascinating as this novel shows us that hatred of women is hidden behind many different masks.
**I received this ARC in exchange for a fair and unbiased review**
This is a book that will keep you awake all night until it is finished!
Add the characters:
A family of four keeping secrets from each other
A 17 year old girl with a history of being abused
A misfit neighborhood gentleman
and mix with a twisting plot to get an intense fast paced story!
Saffyre, 17 years old, is the common thread that binds the characters together. She goes missing, and the events that lead up to and occur after her disappearance will keep the reader on edge. 5 stars.
There are a handful of authors that when I get one of their new books in my hands I’ll drop everything to read it and that’s exactly what happened here. I was in the mood for a fast paced and dark thriller and I got this at exactly the right moment for me. It was everything I was in the mood for and then some, I swear LJ gets under my skin like no other author and I urge you to preorder this one, it’ll be a perfect fall read.
Lately when I pick up a thriller I need a few things to keep me engaged. First, rapid chapters that propel me to keep reading, multiple perspectives always keep me intrigued, I need something dark and new plot wise and finally I need a solid mystery that I haven’t seen done already 567 times. I’m happy to report that this delivered for me on all levels, I seriously couldn’t ask for more! Highly recommended by me and if you haven’t read any LJ books you should she’s fantastic!
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