Invisible Girl by Lisa Jewell

Rating: 4 out of 5.

This book weaves the lives of two people and one family together in such a thrilling way! I loved the perspective of the three main characters. I kept bouncing all over the place about what was actually going on, and I didn’t really understand until the end, so I got to enjoy all the surprises!

This story comes down to a girl (Saffyre) feeling a bit lost after stopping her therapy sessions. An accidental run-in with her ex-therapist creates a stalking situation where she feels the need to watch what he is doing. When she goes missing, she was last seen standing in Roan’s yard, but the man across the street seems like a likely suspect. What happened to Saffyre?

The story follows Saffyre POV as well as Roan’s wife (Cate), and the man across the street (Owen). Saffyre’s POV is behind the present timeline a bit, so after reading Cate and Owen’s views, you get a bit of extra insight into what happened as Saffyre tells her story. I really liked the plot coming together this way. I was extremely invested in the story and couldn’t wait to see what happened next!

This has plenty of twists and turns as the story unfolds, some of them may be guessable, but others took me by surprise. I thought the ending was exciting and didn’t leave too many loose ends. I closed the book quite happy with the resolution.

Overall, I thought this was an easy, exciting read that was hard to put down. I found myself thinking about what was going to happen next when I wasn’t reading, so it was easy to sit back down and get back into the story. I liked the characters, and thought the mystery was perfect!

Content Warnings:

Sexual assault, sexual abuse, extramarital affair, self-harm, stalking, drug use, mental health discussions

To Read or Not To Read:

I would recommend Invisible Girl to readers that enjoy a historical fiction novel that will sweep them into the story.

Where to Find This Book:

Invisible Girl by Lisa Jewell is available at these sites.
Amazon ~ Goodreads

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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 computer science 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

Just the Facts:

Invisible Girl by Lisa Jewell
Genre: Historical Fiction
Page Count: 288 pages
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Pub Date: January 12, 2021

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I was provided an advanced reader’s copy of this book for free. I am leaving my review voluntarily.

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