Invisible Girl

Invisible Girl

A Novel

Book - 2020
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"Owen Pick's life is falling apart. In his thirties, a virgin, and living in his aunt's spare bedroom, he has just been suspended from his job as a geography teacher after accusations of sexual misconduct, which he strongly denies. Searching for professional advice online, he is inadvertently sucked into the dark world of incel-involuntary celibate-forums, where he meets the charismatic, mysterious, and sinister Bryn. 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 Maddox disappears-and the last person to see her alive is Owen Pick. With evocative, vivid, and unputdownable prose and plenty of disturbing twists and turns, Jewell's latest thriller is another "haunting, atmospheric, stay-up-way-too-late read" (Megan Miranda, New York Times bestselling author)"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Atria Books, [2020]
Edition: First Atria Books hardcover edition
Copyright Date: ©2020
ISBN: 9781982137335
1982137339
Characteristics: 357 pages ; 24 cm

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jenniferknox
Jan 24, 2021

This was a good book, but not one of the best by Lisa Jewell. Unlike most of her other books, there was nothing really shocking or exciting. Still one of my favourite authors though.

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Lynzeetee
Jan 21, 2021

A good book, interesting story, but definitely not one of my favorites from Lisa Jewell. It was interesting enough to keep me wanting to read it, and I love how Lisa tells a story, but the twists in this book weren't as exciting or mysterious as I've come to expect. Still a good read!

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K4Hiemstra
Jan 09, 2021

A captivating book that isn't quite as dark as some of her other books.

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Kmum1
Dec 24, 2020

Have enjoyed every Lisa Jewell book I have read and this one is no different. I was hooked from the get go and every chapter made me want to read more. I looked forwarding to sitting down with this book and the ending didn't disappoint.

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Dee_BPL
Dec 11, 2020

A thriller with so many twists your head will spin!

JCLS_Ashland_Kristin Nov 09, 2020

A British thriller with an interesting take on toxic masculinity.

debwalker Nov 01, 2020

From the super creepy incel world.....

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brangwinn
Oct 20, 2020

How little we know about our neighbors and how easy it is to label them is the at the center of this novel. When Saffyre disappears, the most likely suspect is the weird guy who lives on the street where the action takes place. 17-year old Saffyre, who is the first-person narrator, is a loner. Her parents have died. She lives with her uncle, who has two jobs to make ends meet. She’s been in counseling with another character in the book, Roan, because of self-harming, but the sessions although helping didn’t get to the origin of her pain. There’s a lot of twists and turns as the story progresses. It’s a character driven mystery, involving the family of the counselor, Owen the weirdo across the street and a mystery person who has been attacking women. As the story moves from Saffyre’s first person point of view to Cate, the wife of Roan and mother of two teens to Owen’s point of view, much is revealed as the reader is presented with the clues needed, along with misdirection. I found the ending very satisfying, with vindication for the people who deserve it.

JCLPiepieB Oct 13, 2020

Slow burn. Originally I was not a fan of this book (in fact I almost put it down) but the climax and the conclusion made it all worthwhile. The story is dark, but stay with it if you can stand it.

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darladoodles
Oct 12, 2020

This is why I love reading Lisa Jewell. The domestic suspense is off the charts with this one. So many fascinating characters working through the baggage that has brought them to where they are today. Cate Fours. Saffyre Maddox. Owen Pick. You have read the plot summary. You know enough. Now, go read about them and discover them the way I did. This is a page turner and you will not want to put it down until you know the answers to all the questions. . .except one, perhaps. Will there be a sequel?

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