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From the #1 bestselling author of THE FAMILY UPSTAIRS and THEN SHE WAS GONE comes an engrossing, twisty story of dark family secrets and betrayal.
'Dark, furiously twisty and utterly gripping.' LUCY FOLEY
YOU DON'T SEE HER. BUT SHE SEES YOU.
MIDNIGHT: In an area of urban wasteland where cats hunt and foxes shriek, a girl is watching...
When Saffyre Maddox was ten, something terrible happened, and she's carried the pain of it ever since. The man who she thought was going to heal her didn't, and now she hides, learning his secrets, invisible in the shadows.
Owen Pick is invisible too. He's never had a girlfriend; he's never even had a friend.
Nobody sees him. Nobody cares.
But when Saffyre goes missing from opposite his house on Valentine's night, suddenly the whole world is looking at Owen.
Accusing him. Holding him responsible for Saffyre's disappearance...
INVISIBLE GIRL: an engrossing, twisty story of how we look in the wrong places for bad people while the real predators walk among us in plain sight.
'I've really struggled with reading during lockdown but this weekend I finished Lisa Jewell's gripping Invisible Girl and it was such a joy not to be able to put a book down. Her best yet.' JOJO MOYES
'A masterclass in how to write with pace and tension.' HARRIET TYCE
'An engrossing and compelling read.' MIRROR
'Another twisty, turny and tangled thriller from Lisa Jewell, which also manages to deliver a really satisfying and shocking denouement.' RED
'She isn't afraid of plunging an icy blade into her readers' hearts whilst examining the cruel realities of the world.' ADELE PARKS
'Compelling and surprisingly moving - Lisa Jewell never lets you down.' CLARE MACKINTOSH
'A masterclass in character... A wonderful slow-burn gripper - I loved it.' LOUISE CANDLISH
'An up-all-night gripping story with characters who feel as real as you and me.' ERIN KELLY
'Not only is her plotting masterful, Lisa has the rare ability to make you care - passionately - about all her characters... Invisible Girl is quite brilliant in every way.' JANE CASEY
'Dark, gripping, emotionally intense. My heart hurt from being squeezed so tight.' TAMAR COHEN
'I loved it. Every damn word.' AJ FINN
'A breathtakingly brilliant novel by an author at the absolute top of her game.' JENNY COLGAN
'Once again, Jewell deliversa story with characters you care about and enough twists to keep you hooked' GOOD HOUSEKEEPING
'Gripping, disturbing and acutely observant; Jewell is an extremely special writer.' ALEX MARWOOD
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Lisa Jewell is known for crafting gripping psychological thrillers that bring unique parts of London to life. Told via three narrators whose lives are intertwined, Invisible Girl is set in an eerie, near-deserted corner of wealthy Hampstead. Troubling themes—abuse, abduction, infidelity, assault and the incel subculture—are tackled with startling intensity in a story that orbits Roan Fours, a child psychologist, his wife Cate, and their two young children, who harbour their own secrets. Jewell’s masterful ability to create provocative twists, deeply suspenseful plots and layered, surprising characters has never been clearer. Ideal for fans of Karin Slaughter and Lucy Foley, Invisible Girl will keep you thinking long after you’ve finished reading.
Facile plotting, underdeveloped characters, and unconvincing stakes mar this disappointing domestic thriller from bestseller Jewell (The Family Upstairs). Owen Pick, a 33-year-old computer science teacher, gets suspended from his London college when female students allege sexism in the classroom and misconduct at a Christmas party. While awaiting the results of the school's investigation, Owen a virgin who lives with his aunt begins frequenting rage-filled "incel" web forums. Across the street, 52-year-old Cate Fours a stay-at-home mom to two teenagers grows suspicious of Owen after a masked man starts assaulting local women. Meanwhile, troubled 17-year-old Saffyre Maddox, whom Cate's husband, child psychologist Roan, recently discharged from treatment for self-harm, decides to follow Roan, because, after three years of therapy, she misses his stabilizing presence. To Saffyre's regret, her surveillance reveals that Roan isn't the upstanding man she believed him to be. Though Jewell neatly entwines her protagonists' story lines, a too-pat conclusion fails to gratify. Fans will hope for a future return to form.